Silk, Vina Mills & More Perform at July’s Edition of ATL Live on the Park
ATLANTA, GA – July 15, 2015 — Last night, ATL Live on the Park season 6 continued to heat up the summer at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park with live performances from classic R&B group, Silk and emerging female artist Vina Mills. Taiye Samuel a.k.a “The Wild Afrikan” hosted the event and pumped up the crowd alongside DJ Mars and the house-band, Quinn and the Jukebox. July’s edition of ATL Live on the Park was sponsored by Gentleman Jack and Magic 107.5.
The night kicked-off with an energetic performance from indie R&B artist Vina Mills. The up-and-coming songstress commanded the stage covering classics and performing an original titled, “Love Em Good.”
Lyfe Jennings’ soulful performance headlines the June edition of ATL Live on the Park
Last night, Season 6 of ATL Live on the Park returned to a sold out crowd at Piedmont Park for a special June edition. This month’s showcase included performances by platinum recording artist Lyfe Jennings, Bravo’s RHOA and eOne recording artist star Demetria McKinney, R&B hitmaker Tyra B. and emerging artist J.Rain. Taiye ‘The Wild Afrikan” Samuel returned to host the event sponsored by Gentleman Jack and MAJIC 107.5. Guests also enjoyed sounds by DJ Mars and a performance by the event house band Quinn and Jukebox.
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ATLANTA, GA – May 13, 2015 -
For the May edition of ATL Live on the Park, event founders Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols partnered with the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs to partake in the Atlanta Jazz Festival’s ’31 Days of Jazz’. The special edition presented performances by Jordan House/Primary Wave recording artist Calvin Richardson with surprise guest, R&B star Angie Stone. Vintage Nation from Twelve Music/Artist Connect & Zone 4 Inc also rocked the stage and was named ‘the future of music’ by industry veteran Shanti Das. Singer/songwriter Angel Grant opened up the night with a heartfelt performance. Sponsored by Gentleman Jack and MAJIC 107.5, guests also enjoyed sounds by DJ Mars and a performance by the event house band Quinn and the Jukebox.
Last night, Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols introduced the sixth season of ATL Live on the Park with dynamic performances by Olivia Escuyos and Grammy-winning duo, Rock City of Kemosabe/RCA Records. A mix of VIP’s, press and music-lovers packed Park Tavern at Piedmont Park to enjoy what has been coined as Atlanta’s #1 live music event. The evening’s experience mixed with good music and birthday celebrations filled a void Atlanta has been missing for months…a good time! The April edition of ATL Live on the Park was sponsored by Gentleman Jack and MAJIC 107.5 and executive produced by Press Reset Entertainment and Pinecone Productions.
Opening season acts, Olivia Escuyos and Rock City both performed covers from top artist’s as well original music. Both performances proved why Atlanta continues to be a breeding ground for up and coming artists. In addition, guests enjoyed an ‘old school’ set by Atlanta’s Quinn and Jukebox and DJ Mars. American R&B platinum selling artist, Lyfe Jennings briefly hit the stage to announce that he would be performing at ATL Live on the Park in June.
Additional guests included Judge Terrinee Gundy, Lyfe Jennings, Actor Michael Jai White, Actress Tasha Smith, Actress and Fitness Coach, AJ Johnson, Polow da Don, Keshia Knight Pulliam, reality stars Monyetta Shaw and Tameka Raymond, Chaka Zulu, manager to Ludacris and president of DTP, Byron Wright of BMI, Greg Smith of SESAC, Bobby Valentino, Al Jamaal, manager to Keri Hilson, Sheree Whitfield, DJ Smurf and more.
The May edition of ATL Live on the Park is a part of the 31 Days of Jazz Fest and will return May 12, 2015. For more information about ATL Live on the Park, please visit: www.atlliveonthepark.com or follow on Instagram and Twitter @atllive_music.
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BY MELISSA RUGGIERI
Sometimes, R. Kelly shows up. Other times, it might be an unknown singer trying to gain visibility, like Miguel circa 2010.
That’s a big attraction for ATL Live on the Park, which launches its sixth season at Park Tavern in Midtown on Tuesday.
The monthly — minus the chillier ones — music series was created by veteran music executive Shanti Das and event promoter Marlon Nichols as a supper club-style evening for adults.
Through the years, acts ranging from Luke James to Jagged Edge to Big Gipp to Avery Sunshine to Johnny Gill have taken the stage erected in the back of Park Tavern. So have plenty of up-and-comers — as well as those who were neophytes at the time and, like Miguel, have since rocketed to fame.
This year, Das said, the goal is to bring in more new talent, along with names that don’t always pepper the local music landscape.
“In the Atlanta nightlife scene, we start regurgitating talent. We have some promising folks set to do showcases,” she said. “I want to diversify the talent a little more and get some pop acts in there as well.”
The creative artists in Janelle Monae’s Wondaland Records stable have piqued Das’ interest, as well as some of the burgeoning hip-hop stars from Fox’s juicy music drama, “Empire.”