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SARASOTA, FLORIDA (October 18, 2022) — The second season of Fresh Fridays continues on Friday, November 4e with Soul on State, celebrating soul music with a twist of R&B and funk. Taking place on State Street between Lemon Avenue and the State Street parking lot, the November block party promises to bring a touch of glamor to these quintessentially American genres.
The event will be presented by K-Luv and the United Funk Federation, a group whose resume includes performances with BB King, Al Green and Toby Keith, as well as sold-out shows at New York’s Apollo Theater. Led by lead singer Kim Lovering, who has toured with Wilson Pickett and been featured in his shows, the group puts a singular spin on everything from the gospel-influenced music of Aretha Franklin to the decidedly danceable hits of Chaka Khan.
“Soul music from the 60s and 70s is so universally beloved,” says Next-Mark founder and event planner Joseph Grano, “and it will pair perfectly with the elevated yet approachable vibe we try to imbue Fresh Fridays.”
Guests are encouraged to dress to impress in boogie and slow dancing, while some Fresh Fridays hospitality favorites will offer delicious street food bites and drinks to Soul on State guests. These hotel partners include Brick’s Smoked Meats, State Street Eating House + Cocktails, Art Ovation Hotel and Tsunami.
The State Street parking garage will remain accessible from Orange Avenue and Ringling Blvd, while on-street parking is available in the surrounding area. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
ABOUT COOL FRIDAYS
Fresh Fridays is a series of outdoor First Friday events made possible by the City of Sarasota and the Downtown Improvement District in conjunction with Next-Mark, LLC. These pedestrian-only events serve to showcase all of the dining options, merchants, and recreational assets located in the city to make downtown Sarasota a vibrant cultural hub. These events are inclusive and always free, providing everyone in our community the opportunity to connect, socialize and enjoy their city in new and vibrant ways. Visit www.freshfridayssarasota.com to learn more.