Tony Award Nominated Sheryl Lee Ralph, BRAVO TV’s Ben Tankard and The Source Magazine Join Trendsetting Event Producer Carlos Hale During Stellar Award Weekend

Carlos Hale (photos L to R) Carlos Hale, Sheryl Lee Ralph, The Source logo, Ben Tankard,

Carlos Hale, a leader in urban gospel entertainment, Urban Soul Café (USC) and Access Granted is in high gear to bring three fun-filled days of entertainment to Nashville, TN during the weekend of the Stellar Awards from Thursday, January 16th to January 18th, 2014.

Hosted by Myron Butler and Damita Haddon the first event, “Homecoming: The Black Out Edition,” at Limelight Entertainment, will kick off at 6PM honoring Twinkie Clark, Aaron Lindsey, and VaShawn Mitchell, and featuring award-winning artists as Dorinda Clark-Cole, Jonathan Nelson, Tasha Cobbs, DeWayne Woods, Anthony Brown, Bishop Larry Trotter, Anita M. Wilson, a special appearance by Hezekiah Walker and more.

Hosted by Bravo TV’s “Thicker Than Water” star, and top-selling jazz artist Ben Tankard, day two on Friday, January 17th, from 1:00PM -5:30PM, promises to be a treat with “Spoken Soul” where artists will delight the audience with storytelling and poetry.  Located at The Cave (600 9th Ave South) artists including TruPoetry, Marco the poet, Dre da Poet, Diallo, LyricalForte, Karness Turner, Kezia the Poet, Jay’o Speaks, and GF Soldier.  Music by Sean C. Johnson, B Nor, Ethan Kent, Winston Stewart, Doobie Powell, Amante Lacey and Minon will fill the room with lyrical acrobats, and thought-evoking declarations.

The Source Magazine will round up the festivities with the Canton Jones Birthday Bash and Mix Bag Entertainment’s Lunch Party featuring Da’ Truth, Uncle Reece, Sean Simmonds, Sunday Best’s Alexis Speight, TWyse, Thi’sl, T’Juan, MAJORS, and more.  The celebration begins at 7PM and will be held at B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill, hosted by Willie Moore, Jr., and special co-host Sheryl Lee Ralph.

Carlos Hale has created a platform for both indie and national artists with his unique brand, and has set a new standard in Christian entertainment. Urban Soul Café has become a pioneer in the emergence of Urban Christian Music, and has impacted markets in over a dozen markets.

“It’s my passion to see people achieve their goals in the music industry and in their ministry.  Some people are slighted when it comes to their accolades, and I give them the platform to get their recognition,” states, Hale.

For more information on locations and cover charge please visit  Follow Carlos on twitter @USCafe, Facebook Fan Page: Urban Soul Café, or send a friend request to Carlos Hale.