Music festival will donate artists’ funds to local organizations

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Soul Music Festival (MSMF) is postponing its inaugural fundraising event planned for June 13 at Shelby Farms due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release.

MSMF Founder and CEO of SisterReach, Cherisse Scott, has decided to take part of the funding earmarked for national recording artists’ compensation and use it to partner with churches and organizations to support the practical needs of Memphis families.

Churches and organizations can apply on the SisterReach website ( beginning today through April 15, according to the press release.

The nonprofit will announce the funding opportunity in a live video today at 11 a.m.

SisterReach will relaunch the festival in 2021.

Participants can request a refund on the Eventbrite website.