The Oklahoma Eagle Newspaper



Guthrie Green is proud to host the third annual Tulsa Soul Fest, Saturday, September 28th, 7-10pm. This free, family-friendly music festival honors the late Wayman Tisdale, professional basketball player, jazz musician, and native Tulsan.

Tulsa’s Soul Fest is a vibrant music festival featuring live soul and R&B funk, art, entertainment and soul-centric southern cuisine. This year, Soul Fest will have a special tribute to celebrate the Wayman Tisdale Foundation’s tenth anniversary. The foundation identifies eligible individuals with unmet prosthetic needs and pays for cutting-edge prosthetic care. Operating out of the Wayman L. Tisdale Specialty Clinic in Wayman Tisdale’s hometown, Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Tisdale Foundation changes lives throughout the United States.



“Wayman was larger than life,” recalls Regina Tisdale, Wayman’s wife.  “Even though he’s been gone for ten years, his legacy and generous spirit live on. He loved connecting with people and making them feel important and valued. I think that’s the same heart that lives on through his foundation—providing help to those overlooked in our community. He also loved to laugh and he loved music. That’s the part of Wayman’s spirit that’s celebrated at Soul Fest.”

This year’s talent will feature headliner and R&B Hall of Fame inductees, The Whispers. Opening for The Whispers is Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter, and producer Jody Watley. Oklahoma R&B artists Faye Moffett will be highlighted as Soul Fest’s local talent.

“Soul Fest is one of Guthrie Green’s biggest events of the year. It’s a time when the community comes together in unity, celebration, and our love for soul music,” said Heather Wimberly, Vice President of Operations at Guthrie Green. “We’re pleased to continue to offer top-tier talent to Tulsa. Families can enjoy great evening of music from national headliners and support local businesses, all while celebrating the legacy of Wayman Tisdale.”

Southern-style food vendors will offer tasty treats for attendees, including Cajun Bowl, Give Back Shack, Jubilee, Reba Dales and Sweet Lisa, among others.

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