SOUL'D OUT MUSIC FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT

GHOSTFACE KILLAH, ADRIAN YOUNGE'S VENICE DAWN
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi)

DĀM-FUNK, STARSHIP CONNECTION, SUZANNE KRAFT
(Star Theater, 13 NW 6th)

The long and lovely Soul'd Out festival debuts tonight with an eclectic lineup that encompasses soul, reggae, funk, jazz, and beyond, clear through April 21. Pick your poison among tonight's competing openers, but if it were down to us we'd go with Ghostface Killah backed by a live band or modern funk master DāM-FunK. MARJORIE SKINNER

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