2nd Annual Southern Soul Festival Lit The City On Fire

Doug E. Fresh

Kid-N-Play on stage at the Southern Soul Festival

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NORTH CHARLESTON – Thousands of Lowcountry residents packed the North Charleston Colisuem Saturday night as the 2nd Annual Southern Soul Festival invaded the Lowcountry.

The concert combined genres of Southern Soul, R&B, and Old Skool Hip Hop. “The new R&B King OF Swing”, Tucka, was the headliner for the concert. The southwest Louisiana native’s music was influenced by the sounds of zydeco and the R&B greats such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson. When Tucka performed his latest hit “Forever Swing” featuring The original human beat box Doug E Fresh, everyone got on their feet with their own version of “The Swing”.

The star studded line-up also included Sir Charles Jones. “The Love of music is the most important reason for being a performer,” states the talented Sir Charles Jones. Born in Akron Ohio, yet raised in Birmingham, Alabama where is actual singing career begun.

This self-taught writer, arranger, producer and engineer has embraced a genuine passion for music, ranging from jazz to fusion; Gospel to blues. Sir Charles Jones performed such hits as “Is Anybody Lonely”, “For Better or Worse”, and “Just Can’t Let Go” just to name a few.

The concert kept rolling as well known 90’s rap duo Kid-N-Play hit the stage. The crowd went wild as the two went back and forth in a rap battle reminiscent of scenes from their famous “House Party” film series.

After the show, there was a meet and greet session for V.I.P. ticket holders. The artists took some fan photos and signed some autographs.

As the crowd emptied the coliseum, people were still singing and dancing in the parking lot. One partygoer said that she can’t wait until next year. The 2nd Annual Southern Soul Festival was another success that should continue to be a summer treat for the Lowcountry.

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