the Soulfolks (1st) Annual Beat Invitational is upon us, that captivating time of year where we open the gates of the emporium, yank the sound system (which has had some additions from last year) and fill the Biddeford Casco Bay coast with the sounds of bop, bap, thump, swing and groove. 

the event itself takes place same day as last year, July 6th at 53 main street biddeford maine 04005. beginning at noon pm ending at midnight am, we plan on having some exclusives and the shop will be open for your perusing convenience until 5pm. admission is ten dollars ($10).
tickets can be bought here

this is our second invitational and we learned quite a bit from the first. we've expanded the hours of the event to accommodate everyone who applies (hopefully). not limiting anything to genre, we welcome beatmakers of all varieties and do intend for the soulfolks space to be one of hospitality to all travelers. as always members of the ruby yacht crew will be present party rocking, crowd moving, socializing and in general, making it happen. 

we are accepting, at this time, email submissions for the line up. 

send correspondence to with your name, alias, age, location, crew affiliations, links to your work, and your favorite producer. we will get back to you within 48 hours notifying you of your acceptance to perform at the invitational. more data will be given to performers as the date nears. 

the nature of the event is to find space outside of time and the usual. biddeford maine is a small town, quiet and welcoming. with a view of water from the front door of soulfolks, this is an opportunity for beatmakers to find themselves in a relaxing, idyllic location among a small and passionate group of likeminded summoners. the shop is flanked on one side by an a1 top shelf Vietnamese restaurant called que huong and on the other side by a rotisserie chicken shack called dizzy birds. we are across the street from a renovated mill with a pizzeria and ice cream shop. we are one block away from time and tide cafe as well as two blocks from part and parcel general store. biddeford welcomes foot traffic and you'd be well suited to take some of the abundant inspiration available on a light walk through the downtown streets.

we look forward to seeing and hearing from you next month.


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