RVA Soul House Fest Saturday at St. Joseph’s Villa
8/2/2018, 6 a.m.
Three independent disc jockeys will host their third annual community party from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Road.
Dubbed the “RVA Soul House Fest,” the free event will feature Chicago singer Keith Nunnally, the 95 North duo of Richard Payton and Doug Smith and six DJs serving up a variety of music, it has been announced.
“We just want to give back to the community,” said Tony Drake who is joining DJ Ojoe (Joe Smith) and James Clark, his two partners in Masters of Sound DJs, to put on the music-filled affair.
Mr. Drake and Mr. Clark are from Detroit, while Mr. Smith is from Chicago. They relocated to Richmond during the past five years, and one thing they missed, Mr. Drake said, is what he calls “house music,” a mix of soul and R&B.
“Richmond didn’t know anything about house music,” Mr. Drake said, “so we thought we’d put together something to showcase our favorite music and bring the community together.”
Along with the featured entertainers, the Masters of Sound will take turns spinning along with three other djs, Tony Fernandez, Omar Faison and Scott Sliauzis, he said.
Mr. Drake said the trio asks that attendees bring a donation of school supplies. While it is not required, he said, “we want to fill up 50 backpacks.”
He said the backpacks would be delivered to Walmart to be distributed to students through social services agencies.
“Even if you don’t attend, you can drop off donations of school supplies at area Walmarts,” he said.
Walmart is helping to sponsor the event, Mr. Drake said, as is Coca-Cola and the Rice Insurance Agency, an affiliate of Nationwide.
“We just want people to come out and have fun,” Mr. Drake said.
Details: Mr. Drake, (804) 386-4962.