Soul Café

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A Celebration of African-American Sights, Songs & Stories

7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Roland’s Seafood Grill
1904 Penn Ave., Strip District

Like a cool breeze on a hot summer night, the Soul Café just makes you feel good. For nearly 20 years, the event has brought that good feeling to Pittsburgh audiences across the city.

The Soul Café has it all:

  • musical, dance and spoken-word performances by some of the region’s most talented artists
  • silent auction
  • hors d’oeuvres
  • after-glow mixer

Mix and mingle with Pittsburgh’s finest media professionals at the Soul Café!

This year’s co-hosts will be Brother Marlon Martin, of WAMO 100 and Sheridan Broadcasting Network, and Kiki Brown, of WAMO 100.

The Soul Café is a scholarship fundraiser.  PBMF presents scholarships annually to college students who’ve participated in the organization’s Frank Bolden Urban Multimedia Workshop while in high school.

Successful alumni from the workshop include Keith Alexander, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at The Washington Post; Sharon Epperson, personal finance correspondent for CNBC; Allegra Johnson, audio journalist at Sheridan Broadcasting Network; and Deborah Todd, communications manager at the University of Pittsburgh.

Soul Café tickets are $15 each for PBMF members and $20 each for nonmembers online until Sept. 15.  All tickets are $25 each Sept. 16. 

For more information about the Soul Café, contact Sheila Beasley, Soul Café Committee chairwoman, at 412-323-0969 or


2017 Soul Café Tickets


PBMF membership will be verified for those buying tickets at the discounted rate.

Tickets will not be mailed.  Your emailed PayPal receipt is your ticket.