Cicely O'Kain performs at the Vail Soul Music Fest. Photos by Collins Metu.

Over the weekend, Hennessy swagged out the annual Vail Soul Music Festival in the small mountain town of Vail, Colo. The festival, which is one of the last remaining soul festivals in the nation, is an authentic hand-picked mix of emerging and established artists. This year’s festival featured married neo-soul duo Kindred, Natalie Stewart and Julie Dexter in their first U.S. appearance together, the melodic voice of Algebra and Anthony David, The Brand New Heavies, Allen Stone and Sugar Foot’s Ohio Players.

After hitting the stage, the performers chilled at the Hennessy after party at Vail hot spot BOI where DJ Rich Medina kept everyone dancing. The next morning the festival attendees recovered at the “Hennessy Very Special Brunch” where DJ Lee Farmer soothed any residual effects from the night before.

Algebra receives a Hennessy gift basket backstage at the Vail Soul Music Fest
Algebra and Anthony David backstage at the Vail Soul Music Fest
Anthony David performs at the Vail Soul Music Fest
Cicely O'kain Allen Stoneg with poet_writer_speaker Kevin Powell
Cicely O'Kain performs at the Vail Soul Music Fest.

Cicely O'Kain performs at the Vail Soul Music Fest. Photos by Collins Metu.

Vail Soul Music Fest after party at Bol in Vail, CO hosted by Hennessy
Julie Dexter and Natalie
Kindred the Family Soul performs at the Vail Soul Music Fest
Hennessy Very Special Brunch at the Lodge at Vail
Kindred the Family Soul performs at the Vail Soul Music Fest
Natalie _The Floacist_ Stewart
Natalie