That was my reaction after reading the initial lineup of acts confirmed to play the second annual Soul'd Out Music Festival. You ready? Here we go...
Ms. Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ice Cube, Ellis Marsalis, Black Joe Lewis, Raphael Saadiq, Donald Harrison, Afro Cuban All Stars, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Rusko, Francis & the Lights, The Motet, Louis Hayes, Trentemoller, Blackalicious, Holy Ghost, Das Racist, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Prezident Brown
I'll give you a minute to clean up the coffee you spit on your keyboard after reading the name "Lauryn Hill" on that list of performers.
Okay, all clean? Let's proceed. Compared to other festivals, Soul'd Out is a pretty casual event, as it takes place over a long stretch of dates (April 7-17) at various venues throughout Portland. Both individual show tickets and all-access passes will go on sale Friday, March 4. We'll post more details about that when they become available.
End Hits: The Miseducation of Benny Hill.