The 4th annual Vegan SoulFest, presented by A Well Fed World

Are you ready? Come and experience Baltimore’s premiere celebration of veganism and culture!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

12:00PM – 7:00PM

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC)

2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Admission is free and open to the public.


Premier Sponsor

A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization chipping away at two of the world’s most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering… the suffering of people hungry from lack of food, and the suffering of animals used and abused for food.

About the Festival


Browse some of our retail vendors for some delicious food and great local, vegan products, or check out our non-profit exhibitors for all the information you need about health, social justice, and animal rights.

Speakers and Demonstrations

Learn from our guest speakers how the vegan lifestyle can greatly benefit our health as well as our relationship with animals and the environment. Or, attend one of our cooking demos to see just how easy it is to live that vegan life!

Entertainment for the Whole Family

Check out this year’s list of musicians and artists performing at Vegan SoulFest! DJ Tee Brown will also be on hand to keep the party going all day!

Our Sponsors

Learn more about health, veganism, social issues, and more from our generous sponsors!

The 2017 Vegan SoulFest Green Tent

For the first time ever come and see Vegan SoulFest’s Green Tent! Featuring local organizations doing great work on environmental issues that affect us all. Want your organization represented? Register as a Green Tent Sponsor.

2017 Vegan SoulFest Program of Events

Click to view this year's program

Main Stage

1:30pm –  Poet Deep
2:30pm – Ama Chandra
3:30pm –  DJ Cavem
5:30pm –  Buddah Bass
6:15pm – Mova Queen

Main Building
Cooking Demos

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm –  Nek the Nutritionist, Vegan BBQ
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm  –  Monique Koch,: Family Friendly
           Recipes with The Brown Vegan,
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  –  Toni St. Clair, Raw Ice Cream Social
           & Raw Food Made Simple,
4:15 pm– 5:15 pm   –  Dovetta Taylor
           A Guide to Vegan Meal Planning

Fine Arts Theater

Lecture Schedule
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  –  David Carter
            Oppression in the Food System                        
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm  –   Tracye McQuirter
           Why Black Folks Have the Most to
           Gain from a Plant-Based Diet
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm  –   Dr. Milton Mills
           Meat Eating and the
           Biology of Disgust
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm  –   Dr. Terry Victor
           How Holistic Dentistry Impacts
           Your Life
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  –   Dr. Kevin Jenkins
          Black Men Go Vegan 

Dr. Ruby Lathon

David "The 300 Pound Vegan" Carter

Keynote Speaker, Pro Football Player and Vegan Educator

Tracye McQuirter

Tracye McQuirter

Keynote Speaker, Author of “By Any Greens Necessary”

Dr. Milton R. Mills

Dr. Milton R. Mills

Keynote Speaker, The Comparative Anatomy of Eating

Monique Koch

Monique Koch

Keynote Speaker, Blogger “The Brown Vegan”

DJ Cavem

DJ Cavem

Performing Artist

Dr. Terry Victor

Guest Speaker, “The DC Dentist”

Mova Kween

Musical Guest

Ama Chandra

Ama Chandra

Musical Guest

Buddah Bass

Musical Guest

DJ Tee Brown

DJ Tee Brown

Musical guest

The 2017 Vegan SoulFest

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Located at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21215
The festival will take place inside the college itself and outside on the college grounds.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Non-service animals are not allowed on the campus.

Vegan SoulFest

2015 Vegan SoulFest 12:00 to 6:00 PM at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) 2901 Liberty Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215 Admission is free and open to the public

Metro: Exit at the Mondawmin Mall stop. Take bus 22 northbound for 4 blocks at Liberty Heights and Druid Park Drive.  Vegan SoulFest will be across the street from the bus stop at the BCCC campus.
Buses: 22, 52, 97

Free parking will be available on the BCCC campus and in the overflow lot 1 block south on Liberty Heights Avenue.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration

Sponsor and Exhibitor registration for the 2017 Vegan SoulFest is now open!

Use the buttons below to find out how you can be a part of this year’s Vegan SoulFest. Prices will increase each month, so register early and save!


Help support our efforts to spread the culture of healthy, compassionate, and sustainable life choices by becoming one of our sponsors!


Registration is open for food vendors, commercial (non-food) vendors, and non-profits!

2017 Exhibitors Listing
  • Gundalow Juice
  • Gundalow LLC
  • Out of Africa
  • Queen Elm
  • Mobtown Fermentation
  • Prissyness LLC
  • Yogi Dogs
  • Cameran’s Treats
  • Balanced Nutrition Solutions
  • Wholesome Nibbles LLC
  • IDLife
  • Tiffany’s Oven LLC
  • Fashion Spa House
  • Amorous Designs
  • Vision Group Holdings – LASIK Vision Institute
  • Xtract Juice Bar
  • United Poultry Concerns
  • Lola St. John
  • Vegan Refocused
  • Everlasting Life Restaurant
  • Baltimore Vegan Drinks
  • Simple Vegan
  • LafPerez LLC

  • The Humane League
  • Renewal by Andersen
  • Salazon Chocolate Co.
  • Green Grass Tall Trees, LLC
  • MAJA
  • High Quality Goods
  • Jiva Diya Foundation
  • Skin Scholars
  • Karen Yvonne Designs
  • D Fine You LLC
  • Green Mountain Energy Company
  • Perfect Boutique
  • Arbonne International
  • Cultural Essence
  • Ekiben
  • Solar Publishing
  • Marvelous Creations by Madonna
  • Ahimsa Vibe
  • Amazing Person LLC
  • Magnificent Creations
  • BAMI Products
  • Be in the Mix
  • YBI African Apparel and Fashion
  • Parkers Goju Ryu Karate Club
  • In the Raw With Soul LLC

  • Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture
  • Atiya Ola Spirit First Food
  • Action for Animals
  • The Vegetarian Resource Group
  • Flourish Baltimore
  • TAVS – The Advocacy of Veganism Society
  • Gloria Chance
  • Fly Nerd Apparl
  • 360-Degree Vegan
  • Good as Green LLC
  • Falun Dafa Association in DC
  • TAVS – The Advocacy of Veganism Society
  • Designs by Throne
  • Solar City
  • Gloria Chance
  • Indigo Love Potions
  • Scotty Cakes LLC
  • Naturally Sweet Desserts
  • Chesapeake Climate Action Network
  • Mumbi Mahinda
  • Chiru Coffee Connection
  • Motherland Kitchen
  • Peace Light Cafe
  • Micha Sorbet
  • T-Mobile
  • Sweet Tea and Cornbread


Believe in what we’re doing and want to support us? Become a Vegan SoulFest Supporter!

2017 Supporters Listing
  • is a comprehensive calendar of the best vegan events in and around Baltimore and Washington DC. Vegan SoulFest thanks you for your support!
  • Food Empowerment Project seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. Find out more at Thank you for your support for this year’s Vegan SoulFest!

Our Festival Creators

Brenda N. Sanders

Brenda N. Sanders

Co-founder and Co-organizer

Brenda Sanders serves as Executive Director of Better Health, Better Life, a public health organization and is Co-Director of Open the Cages Alliance, an animal advocacy organization in Baltimore, MD.
Through Better Health, Better Life, Brenda runs the Eating for Life program, a series of free workshops aimed at teaching people in low-income communities how to live a healthier, more holistic lifestyle. With Open the Cages Alliance, she co-organizes the Vegan Living Program, a six-week education program that teaches the basics of transitioning to the vegan lifestyle.
Brenda also a founding member of PEP Foods, Inc., a collective vegan activists and vegan business owners in Baltimore City who are working towards food justice . She also organizes the Veganism Support Group, a monthly potluck and discussion group for new and aspiring vegans. In her spare time, Brenda helps to organize social justice events and demonstrations in the Baltimore area.

Naijha Wright

Naijha Wright

Co-founder and Co-organizer

Naijha Wright is the Co-owner of and Director of Marketing for The Land of Kush, a vegan soul food restaurant located in Baltimore, MD.

Through Naijha’s strategic marketing initiatives the restaurant experienced exponential growth within four years of opening. She develops relationships and collaborates with local businesses, non-profit organizations, and schools and churches who share in the mission of promoting dietary, ethical, or environmental veganism. Naijha also co-founded and organizes Vegan SoulFest, an annual vegan festival catered to Baltimore’s inner city communities. Ms. Wright has spoken and made appearances at radio stations, schools and community events throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.


You can contact us using the form below, or contact the festival coordinators directly:

Naijha Wright, Coordinator – 443-844-5046 –

Brenda Sanders, Coordinator – (443) 863-8652 –

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