ENTERTAINMENT/NIGHTLIFE INFLUENCERS SHANTI DAS & MARLON NICHOLS PARTNER TO BRING NEW MUSIC SHOWCASE TO ATLANTA
(ATLANTA) April 12, 2010 -Two of Atlanta’s biggest music and entertainment influencers have joined forces to bring a unique addition to Atlanta nightlife. Veteran music executive Shanti Das (former EVP, Universal Motown and co-creator of the legendary R&B Live NY) and long-time event promoter Marlon Nichols (founder of the original “First Fridays-Atlanta” and Atlanta’s “Old School Saturdays”) have partnered to form the company Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols Presents. The duo will host their first event, ATL Live on the Park, on Tuesday, May 4 at Park Tavern (500 10th St. NE, Atlanta GA 30309) in Atlanta.
A monthly “supper-club style” showcase, ATL Live on the Park will take place under Park Tavern’s signature, air-conditioned Piedmont Garden Tent and will feature live performances from established and emerging talent, all against a scenic backdrop of the Midtown Atlanta skyline.
“Atlanta is full of tastemakers and young professionals who are looking for an upscale and entertaining experience to enjoy, rather than the typical club scene,” says Das, whose R&B Live NY event featured performances by Ne-Yo, Fantasia, Trey Songz, Ryan Leslie, and Ashanti and was attended by Denzel Washington, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Gabrielle Union, Terence Howard and many more. “The combination of Marlon’s experience and my resources makes for an ideal event that will fill a void in Atlanta nightlife.”
“Shanti and I grew up here in Atlanta together and we know the marketplace extremely well,” says Nichols. “ATL Live is only the start of what we’ll do in the coming months. We’re planning a series of events and activities for local professionals that will be quite different than what the city is used to seeing.”
For information on ATL Live and other events, join the “Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols Presents” Facebook group here: www.facebook.com/shantidasandmarlonnicholspresents
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SHANTI DAS is an accomplished Music Industry Executive, Marketing Executive, Consultant, Mentor, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Author. One of music’s most sought after marketing gurus, she honed her skills working directly with super-producers and label executives Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds at LaFace Records; then went on to lend her talents to other major labels including Columbia Records, Sony Urban Music and Universal Motown. Shanti has contributed to the success of Many superstars including OutKast, TLC, Usher, Toni Braxton, Prince, and Erykah Badu to name a few. She is currently the CEO and Founder of Press Reset Entertainment, an entertainment concierge firm.
MARLON NICHOLS is a successful entrepreneur, business strategist and restaurateur. Nichols has over two decades of experience in the social, nightlife and entertainment industry. He was a cofounder of Wolfpack Enterprises, LLC (First Friday Atlanta), introducing the original First Fridays concept to the city in 1996, Old School, LLC (Old School Saturdays), The Natives, LLC (Speakeasy- Thursday Nights @ Leopard Lounge) and the R&B/ Live music showcase launched in 2010, ATL Live on the Park, all long standing, industry shifting staples of Atlanta nightlife.
A native of Atlanta and a 1992 graduate of Morehouse College, Nichols is also President and Founder of Pinecone Productions, Inc., an organization that promotes special events with and emphasis on live music, entertainment and comedy in the Atlanta area. Identifying the need for quality entertainment for an under served and overlooked market, Nichols has consistently promoted, hosted, and organized a wide range of successful local and regional events since 1988.