For the first year, the North Charleston Performing Arts Center will host the Southern Soul Festival featuring a number of national acts ranging from old school hip-hop and R&B to new-age southern soul music. Kicking off the evening will be Jeff Floyd, a soul singer known for his recent hit “I Found Love on a Lonely Highway” and Calvin Richardson, a Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter from Monroe, N.C. Headliners include Doug E Fresh, an old-school style hip-hop DJ and beat-boxer, and Tucka, a Louisiana native soul singer influenced by the Zydeco tradition as well as R&B artists Otis Redding and Sam Cooke.
When: Doors 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr.
Price: $50-$70, parking is $5