Jacksonville relaxes with soul and seafood

August 13, 2018 by  

Seafood Soul Festival 2018, coming on Labor Day weekend, will be a day of eating soul food and/or seafood and listening to soul music in a beautiful family-friendly venue.

The lineup includes Jean Jones and Jahlil Witt, Amanda Batts, MJ Baker, Moses West, and The Band Pressure. Soul fans will want to get some of the performers’ promotional products.

Along with a full day of live entertainment, vendors will be onsite selling, among other goods, household products, clothing, and jewelry.

General admission ($10) will get guests through the door and seating is unassigned, so these tickets holders need to get there early. Attendees with VIP passes ($25) will get preferred VIP seating and one pass that lets them jump the waiting line for food vendors. There will also be $10 parking passes that will get festivalgoers’ vehicles closer to the venue. Children ages 12 and under can attend the event free of charge.

The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization I Am Changed Foundation, created to empower Jacksonville inner-city kids and teens through a mentoring program. The program aims to help the youth acquire critical thinking skills they can use throughout life. Its mission centers on the four principles of identity, perception, uniqueness, and celebration.

Seafood Soul Festival 2018 will be Saturday, September 1 from noon until 7:00 pm at the University of North Florida’s J.B. Coxwell Amphitheater, on University of North Florida Drive.