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3rd Annual Soul Food Fest A Soulful Taste of of the Burgh, Sept 2 - 4, 2022 11am-9pm Daily at Market Square, 3rd & 4th Aves, Downtown Pittsburgh

William Marshall, CEO & Founder of
Stop The Violence Pittsburgh presents

3rd Annual Soul Food Fest
A Soulful Taste of The Burgh
Sept. 2, 3 & 4, 2022, 11am-9pm Daily
Market Square, 3rd & 4th Aves, Downtown Pittsburgh

Established in 2019 in commemoration of Pittsburgh's past food service pioneers and entrepreneurs, such as: Benjamin Richards, who, by 1788, set-up the first Black Butchery in Downtown Pittsburgh on 3rd avenue (current-Day #1 PPG Plaza); Charles Richards, who, by 1795, owned the first Black Restaurant & Lodge on Ferry street (present-Day Stanwix Street); Rev. John C. Peck who in 1838 opened the first Oyster House and Ice-cream Parlor on 3rd avenue; and, John R. Pulpress & Benjamin Pulpress who owned and operated the first Black Fish Stall inside Market Square and at The Allegheny Market House (Northside) on 26th & First Street*, we began this event to showcase Our historic legacy and the best Soul Food Restaurants in this region.

The Pittsburgh Soul Food Festival-A Soulful Taste of the Burgh, will see thousands of visitors from across the Country and throughout Pennsylvania.

Join us on Friday September 2nd through Sunday September 4th as we highlight over 50 Small Business Vendors and Food Service Proprietors. Get ready for great Southern Cuisine, multiple ethnic foods vendors, BBQ Contest, Cultural activities, Craft Vendors and Live Entertainment in Downtown Market Square, 11am to 9pm daily.


+Unique Cuisine & Catering +T-Coy Café +Simon's Food Concession +Early-Mae Bakery +African Cuisine +Ms. Vickey's Soul Food Grill +Neighborhood Hero LLC +Ray Ray's BBQ Restaurant +Very Vendi +Ms. Jean's Soul Food Restaurant +Surf-N-Turf +Aunt Rhonda's Sweet Potato Pie +Far-A-Way Jamaica +Chan's Food Concession +Icey Treats +The Covering Food Concession +RJBC Tasting +Tantalizing Dining +Preeti Pitt Bar & Grill +Hallelujah Hotdog Food Express +Foxy Frans Restaurant +Cuddy's Soul Food Restaurant +Cute Cups +Leon's Caribbean Restaurant +Chef-N-A-Box +Z-Best BBQ Restaurant +Cactus Jack's Grill


Showcase, on 3rd Avenue and Market Street

ROYCE (Black Rock Band) at 5:30pm l ARTISTREE Band at 6:30pm l Chantal Joseph Band at 7:30pm l RnB Sensation Carl Thomas at 8:30p.

Dance & Be Fit with Roland Ford at 1pm l Soul Raydio Band at 3pm l Bill Henry Band at 5pm l Sammy DeLeon (Latin/Salsa Percussion Band) at 6:30pm l 496 West Band at 8pm.

Pastor Dyreck Tines & the Lemington Chorale at 2pm l Urban Violinist Rodney McCoy & Friends 4pm l Pittsburgh Jazz All-Stars at 6pm l Special performance by The Sons of Mystro International RAP+CLASSICAL+JAZZ+RnB Violinist at 8pm

Sponsored & Delivered By:
FedEx Ground, Giant Eagle, Jack Daniel's Whiskey, Highwoods Properties, Stop the Violence Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

To Support or Sponsor this event
Email: StoptheViolencePgh@yahoo.com
Contact: 724.205.9376