BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) The Riverfront Plaza will be full of soul for the 5th Annual Soul Food Festival.

The family friendly event is free to the public. It features blues, soul, R&B, gospel and Christian music, along with a Vendor’s Village, judged soul food cooking contest and Pioneer Award.

The stage lineup is expected to include Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor and the Listening Room All-stars Larry “LZ” Dillon, Kelton ‘Nspire Harper, poet Sir AP, Pastor Leon Hitchens, Owen Scott and Xavie Shorts, among others. Additional acts will be announced closer to the date.

The Soul Food Cooking Competition, highlighting regional favorites from Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida include Meats, Vegetable and Side Dishes, Breads and Desserts, Appetizers and Soups, Beverage and Ices. Criteria includes presentation, taste, and the story or history behind each dish.

The festival will be held May 14th and 15th at the Riverfront Plaza beginning at 11 a.m.

To find more information about the festival click here.