Rhythm and blues is always good for the soul. It’s kind of like a sip of whiskey (of course, if you’re of legal drinking age and drinking responsibly), another form of human antifreeze—it warms you right up. The same goes for soul music. There’s just something about the way the smooth beats snake their way into your beating, loving heart. It’s soothing enough to have one R&B or soul song billowing from the speakers, but when you have a wide array of emerging and well-known musicians making music on a stage, it’s like dialing the love meter past 10. Well, that’s what you get at R&B and soul music festivals, whether you’re at the OVO Fest in Toronto, the Flashback Festival in Atlanta, or any one of the many festivals found in cities big and small.