A Feast of Funk & Soul Food @ Suwannee

Article Contributed by Brotherly Love… | Published on Monday, October 10, 2016

A Feast of Funk & Soul Food is a new event taking place at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park on November 18 & 19, 2016. It is a combination of funky music, delicious soul food, and Florida breweries, joining forces to raise money for local charities Love Inc., Hope Notes and Suwannee Spirit Kids Music Camp. It’s the perfect opportunity to come together with friends and family at an intimate Spirit of the Suwannee event, giving thanks and love the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Produced by Purple Hat Productions and Southern Soul BBQ, A Feast of Funk & Soul Food features some of best funk and soul music in the scene. Headlining the first annual event is Earth Wind & Power, a tribute to the music of Earth Wind & Fire performed by The Nth Power and featuring artists Jennifer Hartswick, Skerik, Farnell Newton, James Casey, Daniel Sadownick, and Brian Thomas. The weekend will also feature music from The Nth Power, Jennifer Hartswick Band, The Roosevelt Collier Band, The Groove Orient, Leisure Chief, and Scott Campbell Band.

Equally exciting is the addition of a food program headlined by five internationally acclaimed chefs including James Beard Award winner Art Smith, (cookbook author and former private chef for Oprah Winfrey), Harrison Sapp (owner of Southern Soul BBQ, St. Simons Island and Live Oak, FL), Chris “Shaggy” Davis (New Orleans Crawfish Boil King), John Minas (The Edison, Tallahassee) and Samuel Forbes Edwards (Edwards Brothers BBQ). Foodies can purchase tickets that include meals prepared by each of these culinary legends.

Alongside the incredible food and music, A Feast of Funk & Soul Food welcome two of Florida's best breweries to the show - Dunedin Brewery and 81Bay Brewing Co.

During the weekend Patty and Wahoo Young will host a Disc Jam Golf Tournament. Prizes include tickets to Suwannee Hulaween and food tickets, among other things.

All GA tickets include music and camping for the weekend. VIP food packages and VIP food, cabin and golf cart packages are available at www.feastoffunk.com.

$2 per ticket will be donated to Hope Notes and Suwannee Kids Music Camps. Hope Notes is a new park led program that raises money to provide instruments for local school music departments. Kids Music Camps provides four annual free music education programs for kids. Concertgoers are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to the food drive benefiting Love Inc. 

Video: The Nth Power Love's Holiday (Earth, Wind & Fire cover) http://bit.ly/2dxprWD

A Feast of Funk & Soul Food Music Lineup:
Earth Wind & Power (the music of Earth Wind & Fire performed by The Nth Power featuring Jennifer Hartswick, Skerik, Farnell Newton, James Casey, Daniel Sadownick, Brian Thomas)
The Nth Power
Jennifer Hartswick Band
The Roosevelt Collier Band
The Groove Orient
Leisure Chief
Scott Campbell Band

A Feast of Funk & Soul Food Featured Chefs:
Art Smith
Harrison Sapp
Chris “Shaggy” Davis
John Minas
Samuel Forbes Edwards