Napa Café Presents 8th Annual Heart Full of Soul to Benefit Stax Music Academy

October 09, 2019

The event includes a multi-course dinner paired with special wines and Stax Records’ songs performed live to benefit the Stax Music Academy

MEMPHIS, TENN., October 9, 2019 – Music lovers and Stax Music Academy supporters will enjoy an evening like no other at the 2019 Heart Full of Soul fundraiser, a wine dinner to benefit the Stax Music Academy Monday, November 11, 2019 at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Center. Tickets are $200 per person, plus taxes and fees and are available for purchase on Eventbrite here:

“We are so excited to host our eighth annual Heart Full of Soul wine dinner November 11 to benefit the Stax Music Academy,” said Glenda Hastings, owner of Napa Café. “This year’s dinner will be in tribute to The Memphis Horns, and the theme is ‘Get Up and Dance.’ Get Up and Dance is The Memphis Horns fourth album and includes some of the group’s iconic singles and biggest hits. I am so grateful to the supporters who help sell this event out year after year!”

The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include a multi-course dinner paired with wines by Bergevin Lane Winery and live music performed cabaret-style throughout the dinner by students of the Stax Music Academy. The 8th Annual Heart Full of Soul is sponsored by Radians, a leader in the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) business for more than ten years with headquarters in Memphis.

To date, Napa Café has raised nearly $250,000 for the nonprofit Stax Music Academy, which is located adjacent to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music at the original site of Stax Records in Memphis.

This year’s 8th Annual Heart Full of Soul dinner will be in tribute to The Memphis Horns, who were made famous by their appearances on Stax Records and with countless other musicians. The Memphis Horns will celebrate their 50th anniversary this year as the most sought-after and accomplished horn section in music history.

For more information about Stax Music Academy and the Soulsville Foundation, please contact Tim Sampson at 901-485-8735 or


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Stax Music Academy students perform live cabaret-style as guests enjoy their multi-course dinner and wine pairings by Bergevin Lane Winery.


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Guests enjoy live music performed cabaret-style by the students of Stax Music Academy at Napa Café’s annual Heart Full of Soul fundraising dinner.


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About Napa Café:

A neighborhood favorite since 1998, Napa Café has become a top Memphis dining destination over the past 20 years. Tucked away in a secluded corner of Sanderlin Centré, conveniently located in the heart of the city in East Memphis, we invite you to experience distinctive cuisine amidst refined yet inviting surroundings – warm color schemes, muted lighting and captivating artwork.

Napa Cafe has been awarded the Gold Medal for Best Wine List, and Silver Medals for Best Restaurant, Best Service, Best Desserts, Best Salads, and received the Award of Excellence for Best Atmosphere in Memphis Magazine’s Restaurant Readers’ Poll. Napa Cafe has also earned Wine Spectator magazine’s coveted Award of Excellence for fifteen years in a row.

Napa Cafe is ideal for intimate dining, after work cocktails at the bar, family gatherings and special occasions or business meetings. Arrangements can be made for private or event dining in either the wine cellar, Jan’s room or either of our spacious private dining rooms.

The owner, Glenda Hastings, has a steady and joyful presence in the restaurant at all times to greet and share life stories with new and returning guests – many who have become extended family for her. Guests can always expect excellence, special attention if you’re celebrating a special occasion and always, a very warm welcome when you walk through the doors. For more information visit:

About Stax Music Academy:

The Stax Music Academy is a 501 (c) (3) unique learning center in Memphis, Tennessee, located adjacent to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music at the original site of Stax Records. Focused primarily on intensive music education and youth development for middle and high school students, the academy accepts students from any location and socioeconomic status regardless of ability to pay. Many of its students attend through merit- and financial need-based scholarships through its fundraising efforts from foundations, grants, individuals, corporate sponsorships, and other sources.

The STAX Music Academy inspires young people and enhances their academic, cognitive, performance, and leadership skills by utilizing music with an intense focus on the rich legacy and tradition of STAX Records.

Stax Music Academy exists to nurture and present the next generation of great Soul Communicators from the greater Soulsville region, holistically equipping them to excel and to impact the world through the universal language of music.

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