Soul2Soul: Building Bridges - Celebrating Black Resilience & Uniqueness

Experience the power of unity and celebration at Soul2Soul, a two-day festival dedicated to engaging, invigorating, and empowering the African Diaspora and African Americans in Oregon. Join us for live music, spoken word, African dancing, drumming, cultural food, health screenings, vendor booths, children activities, and more. Together, let's repair bridges and celebrate Black resilience.

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Soul 2 Soul Event Details:

African & African American Summit

Date: Friday August 25th Time: 6pm - 8pm
Venue: Alberta Abbey - 126 NE Alberta St

Celebrating Black Resilience & Uniqueness for a captivating sit-down cultural discussion. Explore the rich cultural histories of the African Diaspora and African Americans through thought-provoking conversations, pivotal moments, and inspiring speakers. Foster unity and empowerment in our community through dialogue and shared experiences.

Cultural Celebration

Date: Saturday August 26th Time: 11am - 4pm
Venue: Alberta Park - 1905 NE Killingsworth St

Enjoy electrifying performances, live music, African dancing, and drumming that will move your soul. Engage in games, explore cultural vendor booths, and savor the flavors of Soul Food and African cuisine. With health resources, children activities, and more, this event promises fun, entertainment, and celebration for the whole family. Join us outdoors to unite, empower, and revel in the spirit of togetherness.

Special Guest Performance 

Andy Stokes

The legendary Andy Stokes has been sharing his soulful voice and undeniable musical mastery with the world for more than 3 decades. The singer-songwriter, a two-time inductee to Oregon’s Music Hall of Fame and multiple award winner, is known for his powerful vocals, his multiple Billboard Hits, and his unforgettable live performances.

Andy’s silky smooth R&B style and the gritty emotion that is unique to this legendary singer, provides an eclectic, powerful,
nonstop musical experience that thrills audiences throughout the United States and across the Globe. Powerful ballads and funky heart-pumping grooves, together with pure classic vocals—Andy Stokes has earned the moniker ‘The Northwest King of Soul Music’.

Featured Artists 

Anderson DuBoise

Wild Trippy Gang

Nello Fernando AKA "Big Trip Dawg" or also known as "Trippy #7" is a Chicago based artist who currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Nello founded Wild Trip LLC in 2012 which is a record label that takes pride in singing unique and "out of the box" hip hop artists. Nello's music style is psychedelic based and his music will undoubtably take you on a Wild Trip.


Rainezra is a mixed multi-genre singer/songwriter, performer & producer currently residing in Portland, Oregon. She plays guitar, piano & beat boxes. Music is in her blood. She works as a vocal coach/music instructor & recorded her first album entirely by herself when she was in the 6th grade. Rain as performed all over the west coast & even curates events in the Pacific NW area. Main influences are R&B & Pop, But her sound is all over the board.

Rush Hour Traffic

A group of electric musicians fused together to create a rich sound of rock soul and eclectic R&B.

From beloved cover titles to atmosphere shifting original songs this band will be your new favorite to play all the time especially during rush hour!

Candid Ramblings


DJ Aspen

A.spendabeat aka Aspen is a DJ and music producer from Atlanta, Ga making her way into the Portland music scene with the help of Ladies Of The Rose. DJing for local artists and events she bring her own unique southern style to the scene so expect to hear atleast one OutKast song in her set. In her free time she produces lofi, hip hop, boom bap and trap beats with heavy 808s and soul samples.

Don't miss out on the electrifying performances, soulful music, diverse food, and engaging activities. Join us at Soul2Soul and celebrate the resilience and uniqueness of the Black community. Admission is free for all. Plan your visit today!

Community Supporters 

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters for the Soul 2 Soul event!

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Stronger Together

Our collective pledge is to achieve a sustainable future for all "Black People" in Oregon by inciting education , awareness, sustainable practices and support.

Be a part of this transformative event that bridges together diverse cultures, promotes dialogue, and celebrates the contributions of the African Diaspora and African Americans. Experience the power of unity at Soul2Soul.

Mailing Address: PO BOX 86550 Portland, OR 97286
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