*Stevie Wonder will pick up the inaugural Epitome of Soul award at a special event to be held in Memphis in October.
The music legend will be honored at “A Soulright Evening,” a musical gala hosted by The Consortium Mmt (Memphis Music Town), which aims to provide links between record industry professionals and budding musicians in Memphis and the surrounding areas.
Wonder will perform at the event, and several other musicians will salute him with their own takes on his hits.
The Consortium Mmt founder David Porter says, “The legacy of soul music and Memphis deserves the best. Having Stevie Wonder as the honoree is a true testament to that. Memphis is rich in musical history and provides the perfect backdrop for a celebration honoring one of soul’s greatest artists, the Epitome of Soul.”
The event is scheduled for Oct. 11 at the Cannon Center.