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Small crowd gathers near the Richmond Black Restaurant Experience stage in Monroe Park
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Mobile Soul Sunday kicks off Richmond's Black Restaurant Experience

Mobile Soul Sunday, a kickoff event for Richmond's Black Restaurant Experience, saw a huge crowd pack Monroe Park on Sunday for food, music, drinks and relaxation.

Now in its seventh year, the opening festival showcased cuisine from more than 20 food trucks.

Richmond's Black Restaurant Experience runs through Sunday, March 12. Click here to see participating businesses.

Photos by Scott Elmquist

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Big crowds attended Mobile Soul Sunday on a perfect, mild day at Monroe Park. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
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RVA Street Foodies welcomed festival goers with fresh tacos. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
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Ruby Scoops owner Rabia Kamara serves up ice cream. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
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Local artist Jeromyah Jones enjoys the local cuisine. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
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Cory Jah of Northside Richmond performs for the crowd.  (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
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Workers from Jay's Carnival Foods serve up chicken tenders, wings and fries. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
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Jem's Caribbean Cuisine brought its grill setup for the event.  (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
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Chef Niki Nichole, of Mobile Yum Yum Food Truck & Catering, also participated. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
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Stephanie and Brittney Isaac of B-Nay's The Sweets Bar brought cinnamon rolls, cookies, vegan donuts out for the event. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
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Omari Melvin enjoys a taco from RVA Street Foodies. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
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Lamont Hawkins of Inner City Blues Carolina Bar B Que (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
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Vendors from Richmond Night Market were also on hand at Mobile Soul Sunday (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)
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Clarence Claiborne, Jr., Alexis Butler, Kriston Hinton and Timera Renee' Evans were part of the Mobile Soul Sunday welcoming committee and check-in crew. (Scott Elmquist / VPM News)