Post Office Box 50123
Midwest City, OK 73140
Tel: 877-415-7258
Fax: 877-485-3554
E-Mail: info@ilovesoulfood.com

The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival is an inviting event that highlights the aroma of traditional soul food cooking in the air while bringing together families and friends in an outdoor social setting for a WEEKEND of reunion, information and live national award-winning entertainment. 

The festival is presented by The Kinfolks Foundation, Inc. an organization whose objective is to create platforms from which the general public can come and retrieve life changing knowledge as it relates to Health & Wellness, Technology, Family Intervention, Financial Literacy, Professional Career Building and Workforce development.

The festival provides complimentary vending space to those professionals who have an interest in providing complimentary service and or information in any of the above mention categories. The Festival also provides complimentary tickets to various community resource agencies with particular focus on battered women.

The method of promoting The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival is to present National Award-Winning Entertainment at low ticket pricing in order to reach the capacity of the facility which in turn guarantees an audience from which we can introduce empowering information. With expenses in excess of $200,000 per event, the success of The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival has always been contingent on Sponsors, Media Partners, Donations and the authorization to sell concessions. Such participation brings the Kinfolks Foundation closer to their goal of breaking even, while educating the community.

Your participation in this stellar event will provide a wholesome, recreational and cultural experience while motivating the mind, body and soul with music, food & positive dialogue. The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival is sure to evoke a spirit of love, unity and memories that will resonate within the souls of all those who attend thus transferring positive energy back to the community.

The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival Community Impact

  • Employment
    The festival employs over 400 community citizens to assist in the areas of set up & breakdown, staging, sound & lights, event staffing, transportation, ground promotions, police, security, EMS, clean up, etc. 
  • Information Booths
    Promoting awareness in the field of education, nutrition, housing, health and wellness, family intervention, financial literacy and professional career building.
  • Economic Impact
    The festival will average a $1.5 million economic impact in each hosting city. An average of 3500 out of town attendees spends a minimum of $450 patronizing city attractions such as restaurants, shopping malls, department stores, grocery stores, hotels, gas stations, beauty and barber shops, car rentals agencies and many other City attractions.
  • Local Participation
    Many of the local Restaurants & Businesses will have an opportunity to showcase their business in the following manner; On-site banner placement - Participate as a vendor – Become a ticket outlet in which your place of business will generate traffic through media advertisement in which your business will receive $2 per ticket sold.
  • Musical therapy for the mind, body and soul Music is the universal language and plays such an important and meaningful role in the lives of many people. Experts on health and welfare suggest that music could be prescribed as a treatment because of the enormous positive impact it has on mental health and well-being. According to Music and Health, music has been used to support those suffering from Dementia and brain injuries by mental health service providers around the world. In the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, conducted a pilot study to determine whether group music therapy is effective in improving depression, anxiety and relationships in psychiatric patients. They found that both active involvement (participating in playing of the instruments) and passive involvement (attending a music festival) provided a calming effect and invited the patients to visualize reassuring thoughts producing a state of mental relaxation. Numerous scholarly journal articles highlight the positive effects of music therapy. Used in various settings with different patient types, entertainment has been shown to reduce anxiety, relieve tension, alleviate stress and enhance one’s mood.​
  • Affordable ticket prices
    Prices range from $0 - $70

The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival