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
MAIN STAGE Showcase, on 3rd Avenue and Market
FRIDAY 9/2: 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.
SATURDAY 9/3: 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
SUNDAY 9/4: Pastor Dyreck
Tines & the Lemington Chorale at 2pm l Urban Violinist Rodney McCoy & Friends 4pm l Pittsburgh Jazz All-Stars at 5:30pm l The FLOW BAND at 6:30pm l Neo-Soul & Jazz Violinist The SONS OF
Sponsored By: Giant Eagle, Jack Daniel's Whiskey, Highwoods
Properties, Stop the Violence Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership