On August 12th, Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols presented the third annual All White Affair for the August edition of ATL Live on the Park. The all-white event, at Piedmont Park’s Park Tavern, included an outstanding lineup of performances by Havok Jones, Kris Kelli, and Tank. Revolt TV’s Kenny Burns hosted the event and got the crowd moving, alongside DJ Trauma and house-band, Quinn and Jukebox. Sponsors of the August edition of ATL Live on the Park included Gentlemen Jack, Aaron’s, Cantu Beauty, Magic 107.5, and the W Atlanta-Midtown.
The show kicked off with a performance from the quadruple force, female group, Havok Jones. Members Kea Aleis, Keiko, Aire B., and MaiDai rocked the stage beginning with their rendition of “Who Can I Run To,” by the 90s band Xscape, followed by a cover of En Vogue’s “Lose Control.” Following their performance, the girls were presented on stage with a poster-sized copy of their upcoming feature on the cover of Atlanta based, FAME Magazine.
Kris Kelli, fresh out of Kingston, Jamaica, blew the crowd away with songs like Dawn Penn’s “You Don’t Love Me” and “Daddy’s Little Girl.” Kelli ended her performance with a song from her newest project, titled “Forever They Cry,” and credited Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, as her main musical inspirations.
Following Kelli’s performance, Kenny Burns encouraged R.L. of Next, Columbus Short, formerly, of ABC series Scandal, and members of Jagged Edge to hit the stage. R.L. sang, while Short danced, followed by an impromptu performance by Jagged Edge of their popular song “I Gotta Be.”
Singer, songwriter, and Grammy nominee, Tank headlined the event in celebration of his new album release, Stronger. He performed many of his top hits, including “You’re My Star,” “Slowly,” “Emergency,” “I Deserve,” and “It Ain’t Worth.” In between songs, he interacted with the lively crowd by joking, dancing, laughing, and asking the audience for song requests. Tank ended his performance with “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” requested by birthday girl in the crowd.
Celebrities in attendance include: Columbus Short (formerly of ABC’s Scandal), Actor’s Jackie Long and Keith Robinson, Block of Block Entertainment / Bad Boy, Jagged Edge, Peter Thomas (RHOA), Chaka Zulu (Ludacris Manager), Kawan KP Prather (VP of A&R, Atlantic Records), Michael Mauldin (industry veteran), Jennifer Drake (Universal Records), Cannon Kent (Atlantic Records), Greggory Smith (Associate Dir, SESAC) and more.
ATL Live on the Park will return to the Park Tavern on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. For additional information about ATL Live on the Park, please visit: www.atlliveonthepark.com