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Salute to the Legacy of
StarQuest Soundstage sponsored by HYUNDAI

10:00 – 2:00 PM ?StarQuest Stage Competition
2:45–3:15PM Candace Coles and The CJ Legacy Band
?3:30–3:50PM ?Raffia
4:15–4:45PM Melanie Fiona
?5:15–5:30PM ?Kool Moe Dee
5:45–6:10PM ?Brandy
6:15–6:45PM ?Doug E Fresh

StarQuest Soundstage sponsored by HYUNDAI at the 12th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival presents headliner R&B icon Brandy. The Multi Grammy Award-winning singer is joined by soulful songstress, Melanie Fiona, rap pioneers Kool Moe Dee and Doug E. Fresh, singers Candace Coles & The CJ Legacy Band and Raffia Ford, and DJ B-Hen will grace the stage.

(From l to r) Brandy. Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh, Melanie Fiona and Raffia Ford

Candace Coles & The CJ Legacy Band and DJ B-Hen

The 6th annual singing competition will feature local talent from StarQuest finalists 4 Kids and StarQuest for Adults. 

StarQuest 4 kids from 10AM-12PM:

(From l to r) Online winner Kennedy Chism, Sydney Strickland, Zirah Hajjaj, Nancy Fifita and Na’Miyah McCormick

(From l to r) Mykira Cleopatra Church, K’Lynn Jackman, Jordan Jackman and Jhala Angelique

Auriana Chisholm and Anisa Washington


StarQuest for Adults 12PM-2PM:

(From l to r) Brandon Wattz, online winner Norma Richardson, Christopher Martin, Byrd Duckett and Terrill Williams Carter.

(From l to r) Sharee Fogarty, Ryan Wirtz, Khoryawne Heads, Kyree Sterling and Goward D. Horton II









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