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Helping You Prepare for The Soul Picnic

We understand that you might have some queries before you join us at The Soul Picnic. Below is a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions to assist you. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to reach out for personalized support.


Live Bands, National recording Artists, renowned DJs, with a mix of R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz and all around feel good music. 

Food Trucks

We can’t have you come to a cookout and not have food! Some of your favorite food vendors are back and we are adding more! We are working to provide an array of food options to satisfy almost all dietary desires. Be prepared to enjoy some of the tastiest food NC and surrounding areas have to offer.


Visit our vendor partners to support local businesses with quality products and services. From the hottest graphic tees, to cigars, to health & beauty care; we’ve got you covered! Some of last year’s favorites along with new vendor partners will be there and ready to serve you!

Vendor opportunities: We will soon have our Vendor Application open. Please be aware that there will be cutoff deadlines for applications, so be sure to apply early! Follow us on Instagram to stay up to date.

The Hookup

Bring your own special picnic. Prepared food, beer & wine will be allowed in your picnic basket or soft coolers. Hard coolers will not be allowed inside Flowers Field. All baskets are subject to search to ensure we adhere to this rule. Soul Picnnc will have an array of wine and beer options available for purchase.

Tent City

The ultimate hang out and cool off area area with an HBCU Homecoming vibe. Curated by Soul Picnic! 10’x10′ tents are available to purchase. Each tent comes with 6 tickets for entry, 6 chairs, table and table linen. Get your friends together to “Beat the Heat” by purchasing a Tent and creating your own personal Soul Picnic Oasis.

***NOTE: Pop-Up Tents will NOT be permitted at this years Soul Picnic.

The Lawn

Didn’t reserve a Tent, Reserved section or Table? No worries! You can lay out your blankets or bring your lawn chairs to enjoy the open space that Flowers Field provides.

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Front of Stage Tables

All table seating qualifies to enter our ‘Decorate Your Table’ contest for a chance to win prizes. Table seating options are available both covered and uncovered. These premium seatings are limited to the chairs provided in your reservation. No tailgating chairs will be allowed in the VIP seating area. If you reserve uncovered seating, you will not be permitted to put any additional covering. We want to ensure the views remain open to allow everyone to enjoy their premium experience. 

Wristband Pick-up

All tickets may be redeemed via early Will Call. A confirmation email containing an e-ticket will be sent after each ticket purchase from Eventbrite. We urge taking advantage of early will-call pickup to expedite your entry into the Soul Picnic. Be on the lookout for more information regarding Early Will Call dates, times, and locations..


The Soul Picnic Brunch – 11m – 2p – Each ticket purchased for the Soul Picnic Brunch, will come with a Parking Pass. The parking lot for the brunch is centrally located will will be centrally located in front of the Walker House at Flowers Field, the location of the brunch. If you are attending the Brunch as well as the Picnic, you may leave your car in that location.

Gates open at 12:00 pm. A parking fee of $5.00 is included in each ticket price. There is parking available on-site but parking is limited and spread out over the Dorothea Dix Campus. Early Arrival and Ride Share are strongly encouraged.

Ride Share

Because parking on Dorothea Dix Campus is so spread out, we are strongly encouraging ride share services such as carpooling, Lyft or Uber.


Follow our Instagram page @soulpicnicnc to stay up to date on all Soul Picnic NC announcements. Find information on our entertainment, vendors, and preparation details for the event.

For additional questions, please visit email us at, or text/call 984-389-7980.

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Tickets for the Soul Picnic are now for sale.