Soup Sunday 2022

Presented by Konica Minolta

Sunday, Feb. 20
11 a.m. – 2 p.m | The Kent

Presented by Konica Minolta
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Date

Sunday, February 20
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location

The Kent
61 Keel Avenue
Memphis, TN 38107

Tickets

Get your tickets today!

Soup Sunday 2022: Scaled back and kicked up

Soup Sunday has been a Midsouth tradition for more than 30 years. We are grateful to the thousands of loyal Soup Sunday patrons and hundreds of generous local restaurants who have participated in Soup Sunday in the past. Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 and the impact it is having on the community, we have made the decision to limit the number of attendees for Soup Sunday 2022.

Our 33rd annual Soup Sunday invites you to an elevated experience like no other! This year, we’re throwing a Souper Party that will feature 20 of Memphis’ best restaurants and caterers serving your local favorites that will top off your day of fun with delicious innovation. In addition to these exclusive tasting opportunities, attendees will also enjoy beer, mimosas, signature crafted cocktails provided by Old Dominick Distillery*, and a special gift. Soup Sunday has always encompassed the very heart of Memphis with good food, a sense of community, and the chance to give back, and this year is no exception! Check out Soup Sunday’s history and past winners to learn more.

Purchase your Soup Sunday 2022 tickets before February 1st and take advantage of ourticket price of $75!

COVID-19 Protocols: We feel it’s important to still hold this event which raises critical funds to support kids and families in our community—but to do it in the safest way possible. Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our community, we are monitoring restrictions daily and will updated our plans based on local protocols and CDC guidelines.

Event guidelines as of January 13, 2022

    • Temperature checks upon arrival
    • Masks recommended when not eating or drinking
    • Hand sanitizer available throughout the event venue

*Must present ID and be 21 or older

View the event waiver here.

The Kent

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Konica Minolta logo
nexAir logo
Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Trust logo
Downtown Memphis Commission logo
Orion Banking logo
Ultimate Dental logo
James Gattas Jewelers logo
Southern Security logo
Strategic Online Systems logo
Sysco logo
94.1 the Wolf logo
Memphis Restaurant Association
WRVR - 104.5 The River logo

Available Sponsorships

Only remaining sponsorship opportunity:

$2,500 – Just Desserts Sponsor

  • Six VIP Souper Party tickets
  • Corporate signage at Soup Sunday
  • Listing as a Youth Villages “Builder” level corporate partner
  • Sponsorship mentions as possible on radio and in news releases
  • Logo on all print/web material, including:
    • Event t-shirts, programs, and placemats
    • Sponsor listing at Soup Sunday
    • Soup Sunday website (linked to business website)

Interested in being a Sponsor?

For more information about supporting Soup Sunday at a larger level, contact Chloe Alexander.

Participating Restaurants

Check back as we continue to add more of your favorite eats!

Nothing Bundt Cakes logo
Amerigo logo
Huey's logo
Rizzo's logo
Margie's 901 logo
Old Dominick Distillery logo
Sweet Grass logo
Food with Class logo

Want to Showcase your Restaurant at Soup Sunday?

For more information about participating in Soup Sunday as a showcasing restaurant, contact Chloe Alexander.

Volunteer at Soup Sunday

Many volunteers come together each year to help make Soup Sunday a success. Sign-ups for Soup Sunday are now available. We have two different opportunities to support:

Sunday, February 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Soup Sunday Event Volunteers 

Sunday, February 20 from 1:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Soup Sunday Clean Up Volunteers

Volunteers at Soup Sunday

History/Legacy

In the winter of 1990, Youth Villages’ supporters and the owners of some of the Mid-South’s best restaurants, Danny Sumrall and Mike Warr, began to develop the idea of a fundraiser to help children with emotional and behavioral problems and their families live successfully. After more than three decades, tens of thousands of gallons of soup, and over a million dollars raised, Soup Sunday is still going strong.

The first Soup Sunday was held on Sunday, February 4th, 1990 at Captain Bilbo’s in downtown Memphis. The inaugural event was an immediate success, drawing hundreds of participants. Before long, it was one of the Mid-south’s favorite events and was moved to the larger Woodland Hills in Cordova, TN. Event staples like the Oreo-stacking contest, the Doctor’s Band, and of course, the area’s best soups made Soup Sunday one of the hottest tickets in town.

Starving for space, the event moved to the Memphis Pyramid in 2001. The Pyramid served as a great venue for three years and allowed us to make a major addition to Soup Sunday, the VIP Souper Party, which was added in 2002.

Once the FedExForum opened, Soup Sunday moved to take advantage of the larger space. Besides providing a top-quality venue to watch concerts, professional and college sports, and other specialty events, FedExForum became the new home of Soup Sunday in 2004.

Many people have put in significant hours of service over the years. From the event founders, Danny and Mike, the late Thomas Boggs, and on to Tom Cassidy, Elizabeth Cagle, and Libby Wyatt, the spirit of service has always been a part of Soup Sunday. In fact, Youth Villages CEO Pat Lawler noted at a recent Soup Sunday that “we have more volunteers helping us run Soup Sunday today than we had paying customers in the early years.” The event has grown so large that it now requires over 200 volunteers to coordinate the day’s activities.

Though Soup Sunday has changed and grown over the years, the reason for the event has always remained the same— to raise money for youth and families in our community. Soup Sunday encompasses the very heart of Memphis with good food, a sense of community, and the chance to give back. We would love to have you join us for this very special day!

2020 Winners Included:

VIP

  • Best Specialty – Louie’s Deli & Meat Market
  • Best Soup – 901 Tacos (formerly Empathy Café)
  • Best Bread – Ciao Bella Italian Grill and Bar
  • Best Dessert – Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Best presentation – 901 Tacos (formerly Empathy Café)
  • Best overall – Ciao Bella Italian Grill and Bar and901 Tacos (formerly Empathy Café)
Downstairs

  • Best Bread – Vanelli’s Deli & Catering – Soft Italian Hoagie
  • Best Soup – Marshall Steakhouse – Crabmeat & Crawfish Bisque
  • Best Dessert – Nothing Bundt Cakes – Assorted Bundtinis
  • Specialty item – The Half Shell – Lobster & Shrimp Bruschetta
  • Super Spirit Award – Pink Flamingo Catering
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