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With a little bit of soul and a whole lot of spirit, Soul City Gastropub and Music House creates an oasis for those looking to relax and enjoy music in a space that is equally welcoming to the artists and the listeners. BY G.K. HIZER

PHOTOS BY MARC RAINS In the seven years since Kevin and Amy Smith launched Soul City Gastropub and Music House in its original location on Third Street, it has continued to evolve. Amongst its identities are gastropub, bar, art installation and creative space. None of those are inaccurate, but none of them complete the picture, either. Each is an important component of

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what makes Soul City so unique and special, but its role as a music venue completes the puzzle. Soul City has also become a sanctuary for music fans looking for someplace special to relax and enjoy music in a space that is equally welcoming to the artists and the listeners. To those who aren’t in the know, Soul City is likely that weird little pink building with the mural on the western wall, next to longtime 11th Street staple, El Rancho Grande. True, Soul City is different, but that’s where its charm lies. When you step inside, the eclectic atmosphere showcases the creative side of both owners, Kevin and Amy Smith. Perhaps a perfect example of the yin and yang of Amy’s artistic visions and Kevin’s musical background, it’s a space you can roll through with tunnel vision and find pleasantly different or spend hours observing and see

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June 2018 (Vol. 32, No. 6)  

Where to Dine. What to Do. Where to Find It. When It's Happening. Preview 918 A regional magazine of national stature, Preview 918 has rema...

June 2018 (Vol. 32, No. 6)  

Where to Dine. What to Do. Where to Find It. When It's Happening. Preview 918 A regional magazine of national stature, Preview 918 has rema...