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Stone Soul Picnic


The 2016 WLOK Stone Soul Picnic will be held on Saturday, September 3, at Levitt Shell in Overton Park. The time is 1 p m to 10 p m. This will be the 42nd annual WLOK Picnic, which makes it one of the longest running and most traditional events in Memphis. It is also unique in that the WLOK Stone Soul Picnic is free and offers entertainment throughout the day featuring major local and national artists. 

 The WLOK Stone Soul Picnic began forty-two years ago when two WLOK announcers decided to do a promotion at Riverside Park, which was later renamed Martin Luther King Riverside Park. Their idea was to spin records in the park and invite listeners and give them a free soft drink and free hot dog. It was a way of saying "thank you" to the WLOK listening audience. The announcers expected possibly a hundred people to come to the park and were astounded and overwhelmed when thousands came to the park to enjoy the day.

Artist Line-Up

2016 WLOK Stone Soul Picnic

1:00          Devotional - Pastor Earl and Ryanwood Church

1:05-1:15    Dora Mckinnie -  Star Spangled Banner/Lift Every Voice - Medley   

1:20-1:30    Ryanwood Singers

1:35-1:50    Stars of Faith

1:55-2:10    Bishop Cooper & Revelation

2:15-2:30    James Nelson   (Heaven Help Us All / What A Friend)

2:35-2:40    HOUSE OF MTENZI (Stand)

2:40-2:55    Spiritual Excitement

3:00-3:15    Carla Talbert Taylor

3:15-3:35    Supreme Harmonettes

3:40-4:00    Pastor Marcus Newsom    

4:05-4:15    C’BEYOHN     

4:20-4:40    Lil’ Roy & Revelation

4:45-5:00    Tennessee Mass Choir

5:05-5:25    Kelly & Kelly

5:30-5:50    STAX Music Academy

5:55-6:15    Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association

6:15-6:35    The Strong Family

6:40-6:50    HOUSE OF MTENZI / RUNAWAY MAN     

6:55-7:15    The Bell Singers


7:45-8:10    Echoaires      

8:15-8:35     Darrell Petties & Take 2        

8:40-9:25    Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites




Earlier Event: July 31
Alvin Youngblood Hart
Later Event: September 4
Rock for Love 10