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Pittsburgh Soul Food Festival 2023

1 September 2023 - 3 September 2023


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The Pittsburgh Soul Food Festival started in 2019 in order to honour African American Food businesses and entrepreneurs. It is now recognised as one of the best seven festivals in the United States for African Americans.

This is a festival based in the community that is free for all. It includes cultural activities, entertainment, fun for youth and craft vendors.

Pittsburgh Soul Food Festival 2023 Schedule

Pittsburgh Soul Food Festival

The festival starts on 1 September with a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop featuring Rap Icons TRINA and Texas Rap Legend BUN B. There will be a Special Proclamation Service by the City of Pittsburgh to honour the festival and the anniversary of Hip Hop.

On 2 September (4pm), there will be the annual BBQ and Mac-n-Cheese competitions with top soul food restaurants and caters.

Music at the Festival

The festival is not just about soul food, as there will be great national entertainment across the three days from 4pm to 9pm.

On Friday 1 September, you can listen to Bun B, TRINA. CRAVE (Hip Hop RnB) and DJ Fatman Scoop.

This will be followed by LIL’ MO (Hip Hop-Soul), the Bill Henry Band, and SUNSHINE ANDERSON (Hip Hop-Soul) on Saturday 2 September.

Finally, the festival will come to a climax with the amazing CARL THOMAS (RnB), who will be supported by DJ Ellery (Cleveland) and KeKe Wyatt (RnB), on Sunday 3 September.

2023 Pittsburgh Soul Food Festival – YouTube

When Is the Pittsburgh Soul Food Festival?

The 2023 festival will be from 1 to 3 September.

Where Is It?

Market Square and PPG Plaza, Pittsburgh.

Other Festivals in Pittsburgh

Other festivals in Pittsburgh include: the Black Music Festival, Picklesburgh and the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival.

More Information about the Festival

For more information visit:

Stop the Violence Pittsburgh also puts on two other free open festivals in Pittsburgh: WPA Juneteenth Celebration and Black Music Festival.

Images provided by Stop the Violence Pittsburgh .


1 September 2023
3 September 2023


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