Thousands are looking forward to the Labor Day weekend when the Stone Soul Festival returns to Springfield’s Blunt Park. Festival Founder and Program Chairman Jay Griffin is confident of a vibrant post pandemic return to the neighborhood festival he helped create 34 years ago. Stone Soul Festival has always had a special place in his heart. “You want me to start crying? You know, it’s a joy, it’s part of a mission that started over 30 years ago by the community, not Jay Griffin,” said Griffin.