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The Soar Awards Returns

Veronica Charnell Media
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The 5th Annual (Soar Awards) will be convening on MARCH 7, 2022 In Rockford, IL. Each year Founder Justin Djuane Francis host anywhere from 1,800 to 2,500 attendees and it continues to grow. The Soar Awards have featured special tributes from Beyonce and performances from Jonathan McReynolds, Jekalyn Carr, VaShawn Mitchell, Vickie Winans, LeAndria Johnson, J. Moss, Dr. Matthew Stevenson, Kim Burrell and honored Tasha Cobb Leonard, Michelle Williams, The Clark Sisters, Hezekiah Walker, and Tamela Mann. This past year they have honored multiple Award winners Mary Mary and Ty Tribbett and featured Tamela Mann & Tasha Cobbs Leonard.

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In 2021, the Soar Awards was canceled due to COVID-19 Pandemic. On Friday, President Biden extended the U.S. National Emergency due to COVID-19 Health Risk. The Soar Awards will be an in-person event with precautionary measures in place for attendees. This year you can attend the Soar Awards virtually for anyone who are not able to attend the live show. You can purchase tickets on the website.
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I had the opportunity to talk with Soar Awards Founder Justin Djuane Francis about his star-studded event.

Veronica Charnell: Being the CEO of a National Award Show Carrie’s a lot of responsibility. Why did you decide to start the Soar Awards?

Justin Djuane Francis: The Soar Awards came from my passion for music and honoring those in the industry and wanted to merge both major and independent artists and create another platform.

Veronica Charnell: The Soar Awards was canceled last year due to COVID-19. What precautionary measures will you have in place at the award show this year?

Justin Djuane Francis: We will have masks available upon entry as well as sanitizing stations. We also reduced the crowd size in half to allow social distancing.

Veronica Charnell: Will there be any surprises at the Soar Awards this year?

Justin Djuane Francis: Yes lots of surprises and big moments.

Veronica Charnell: Soar Awards will be moving to different cities starting in 2023. What made you decide to move the award show out of Rockford, IL?

Justin Djuane Francis: Instead of looking at it is at a move we wanted to travel with the Award show and take it on a journey across the world.

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