Music & Soul Food Festival

ESTACI presents 2019 Music & Soul Food Festival
Posted on 09/23/2019

ESTACI (Eastern Shore Training & Consulting, Inc.) presents
2019 Music & Soul Food Festival

Thursday, September 26 - Saturday, September 28, 2019


The annual Eastern Shore Music & Soul Food Festival, an awesome celebration of African-American 
history and culture September 26-28 at Exmore Town Park, offers a rich experience for those who are within a 3-hour drive. Festival-goers can stay for this three-day festival at our abundant hotels, inns, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds - while enjoying a step back into history, pristine beaches, and other planned events that focus on the bounties of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Visit for details for this three days of "Continuous Awesome"!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Rosenwald Film
6 pm - 9 pm
Historic Palace Theatre
305 Mason Avenue
Cape Charles, VA 23310

 Friday, September 27, 2019

Bay Country Kayaking Tours
5 pm
Seaside Sunset tour
Paddling from the historic watermen’s village of Quinby

Call, Email, or Facebook Message today
for more information or to make your reservation.


Harvest Time Dinner
 6-9 pm
African-American Almshouse
Historic Barrier Islands Center
7295 Young Street
Machipongo, VA 23405

Saturday, September 28, 2019

5K/10K Run/Walk 7 am preregistration $25
Day of Registration $30

Originating from Exmore Town Park

Main St / Route 10A3, A-52
Exmore VA, 23350

Bay Country Kayaking Tours
8 am
Wildlife-Lovers tour
Paddling from Morley’s Wharf

Call, Email, or Facebook Message today
for more information or to make your reservation.


Music & Soul Food Festival
 11 am - 5 pm
Exmore Town Park


  • Ty's Guys, a 7-piece cover band
  • Soul Food Dinner $15 - barbecue ribs, autumn greens, glazed fried apples, sweet potato souffle, cornbread muffin, cobbler

  Booths -

  • History & Culture
  • Not-for-profits
  • Artists
  • Voter Registration
  • VIP Tent


The purpose of Eastern Shore Training And Consulting, Inc. (ESTACI) is to reduce the numbers of families involved in the criminal justice and child welfare systems through preventive, peer counseling and treatment approaches to substance use and addictions.

Making Poverty Visible is a project of Eastern Shore Training and Consulting, Inc. (ESTACI), a non-profit organization committed to alleviating or eliminating poverty on the Eastern Shore of Virginia through grassroots social and economic projects. This project is dedicated to pursuing these goals by using the power of storytelling to build personal relationships, strengthening and unifying the local community as a result. By sponsoring a series of Community Conversations as well as hosting free biweekly Discussion Seminars on various topics of concern to the community such as substance abuse, diversity, parenting, and poverty, ESTACI hopes to raise stronger connections among community members that will produce a context of shared trust, safety, and deep listening, while advancing a universal conversation about economic and social justice. We tell our stories to grow relationships that go beyond class, race, gender, age, ability, faith tradition, and sexual identity. By bringing the community together and providing a platform for open and constructive discussion, ESTACI hopes to continue the essential work of relationship building and the renewal of community outside of current individual, cultural, and organizational models.