The industry was thick at last night’s ATL LIVE ON THE PARK monthly music showcase produced by Shanti Das & Marlon Nichols. Devyne Stephens’ Upfront Megatainment hosted the night, which saw the likes of Akon, Jermaine Dupri, Steve Rifkind, Jazze Pha, Q. Parker (112), and so many more.
Hundreds of Atlanta’s key influencers and business professionals packed the Piedmont Tent at Park Tavern to witness performances by RL (NEXT), Dave Hollister, Rock City and R&B newcomers Majic Massey and Cassandra Batie. Kenny Burns and Def Comedy Jam’s Vanessa Fraction emcee’d while DJ Salah Ananse and the Teddy White Band kept the energy high. Special thanks to our sponsors Orange Crush (Experience Crush, Experience Flavor) and Lincoln (who displayed the new Lincoln MKS)!
Chicago native Majic Massey kicked off the evening with tributes to Earth Wind & Fire and Al Green followed shortly by Cassandra Batie and her bluesy, sophisticated vocals. RL crooned several NEXT favorites, including “Too Close” and “Wifey,” while Dave Hollister took the crowd down memory lane with the Blackstreet classic “Before I Let You Go” and his own hit song “One Woman Man.” The unexpected act of the night was R&B veteran Tony Terry who brought the crowd to their feet with the wedding song of the century, ”When I’m With You.” ATL LIVE continues to prove that good music is alive and well.
Additional attendees included: Roger Bobb (EVP, Tyler Perry Studios), Jamal Lewis (Fmr Baltimore Ravens running back), Ceasar Mitchell (Atlanta City Council President), Hurricane Dave (Radio One), Keiona Johnson (CNN), Shante Paige (Tyler Perry Studios), Sheree Whitfield (Real Housewives of Atlanta), actress Natasha Henstridge (Species), Tameka Raymond (Estella Boutique), Dwight Eubanks (Real Housewives of Atlanta), Brianna Jenkins (Next Food Network Star), rapper Pastor Troy, Danielle Crawley (E!/Candy Girls), J Carter (Sol Fusion), and publicist Tresa Sanders.