Today we’d like to introduce you to Blake Dye.
Hi Blake, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Started in a small coffee shop in La Mesa curating live events pre-pandemic called Soul Sunday. Our very first show we sold out and steadily grew each year. We took a year off and in the year we moved Soul Sunday to Quartyard. Our first event back we sold out in 48 hours.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It has been a lot of ups and downs throughout the process. My biggest struggle was having committed team members who shared our vision to help grow the show and bring our arts and culture community together. Alex Robinson has been with me since day one from when this was all just an idea. Alex has continued to push me and brings an energy to the Soul Sunday stage that has helped get us to where we are today.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I curate all forms of creative outlet. I am the logistics guru when it comes to all creative events. I started at an early age setting up and tearing down all my church equipment and putting on events for the church my father tasked me and my brothers. Over time, I develop a love for music and community and decided to blend the two.
In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
Just continue to grow our space and pour back into the communities.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @soulsunday