Soul Junction brings fresh beats and cool vibes to Charlotte’s Historic West End September 15 – 16

September 7, 2017 10:21 am

Soul Junction, the free, two-day music festival “where the city meets the village”, returns to the campus of Johnson C. Smith University on September 15 from 5-10 p.m. and September 16 from 3-10 p.m.

This annual live music event features national and local musicians, and celebrates the culture, music and soul of Charlotte’s Historic West End neighborhood. Attendees are encouraged to register for their free tickets at

“The Historic West End community has always been a gathering place, a place where people come from all over the region and the country to experience the best in soul, funk, jazz, art, food and much more,” said Alysia D. Osborne, AICP, Director of Historic West End at Charlotte Center City Partners.  “Soul Junction is our way of embracing the past and celebrating the future of this important community.”

The festival, produced by Charlotte Center City Partners, the Historic West End Initiative, JCSU and the Knight Foundation, started in 2016 to honor the traditions of the past while serving as a bridge to the future. Soul Junction serves an extension of the long-standing history of art, culture and music in the Historic West End.

Soul Junction provides a spotlight for the music and the culture of today and the future. It allows young, talented local artists to be showcased.  This year’s festival will feature an all-star lineup of local and national musical talent, beautiful art and a variety of food.  Headliners and local acts include Joanna Teters, Derrick Hodge, Micki Miller, Shelby J and The X-Men.

The complete line up can be found at To get the latest updates, connect with Soul Junction on Facebook.