Paris Soul Café Gala: Gospel Edition

Local Inspirations Hailed: Grammy Award Winning Vocalist and Community Leaders that include Pastors, Katrina Relief members and sports media publicists.    


NEW ORLEANS—Saturday, March, 15, 2014—Paris Soul Café unites once more!  This event, appropriately designated the "Gospel Extravaganza”, hails the achievements of five incredible members of the New Orleans community. 

Paris Soul Café cordially invites you to participate in our newest and sure to be memorable gala. This time, PSC will be honoring five of New Orleans' most prestigious men and women who have served as a beacon of light to our community. Each honoree has persevered through very tough industries in their own right and include: Grammy award winning vocalist, Irma Thomas; Executive Director of Common Ground Relief, Tom Pepper; Pastor of Marine and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Donald Robinson; Sports Media Publicist, Johnathan "JT" Thomas; and Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Youth Pastor, Fred Chip Luter III. Paris Soul Cafe will be hosted by WWL'S Eric Paulsen & Q93's Wild Wayne.

Created and produced by New Orleans singer and songwriter Paris Harris; Paris Soul Café offers a venue for local artists to showcase their talents and be honored for their contributions to the community. Ms. Harris made sure to keep this event in New Orleans East, as a reminder to the community that this vital part of the city shall not be forgotten. “Remember, New Orleans East is comprised of approximately 40% of the City of New Orleans” she recalls, from a recent conversation with Councilman James Gray, whom is scheduled to attend this event located within his district.


Paris Soul Café is more than tributes and performances,” Harris explains, “It’s an opportunity for our honorees to share their experiences and lessons learned. Our goal is to entertain, inspire and inform.”


Festival Production's C.E.O Quint Davis said it best, He said, "What I like about Paris Soul Cafe is that it gives one the opportunity to smell their roses why they can actually enjoy it."


Originally an open-mic night for poets and R&B singers, Paris Soul Café has expanded to showcase and honor actors, singers, sports heroes, reporters, leaders, entrepreneurs and a diverse group of entertainers. It graciously combines an awards ceremony with live music, modern mixes, drinks and now a gourmet buffet following the ceremony. "You'll get to meet those being honored," Paris reiterates, "We, as New Orleanians, must strive