First Southern Soul Festival brings R&B, old-school hip-hop to North Charleston

Rapper Doug E Fresh will perform at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center for the Southern Soul Festival.

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

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