Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols presented the finale edition of ATL Live on the Park Season 9 at the beautiful Park Tavern at Piedmont Park. The finale show was curated by BMI, a performance rights organization founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music.
Hosted by Taiye “The Wild Afrikan” Samuel, guests enjoyed special performances by R&B superstar Mario, who recently released one of his most intimate albums in years, ‘Dancing Shadows’ last week. Soul-crooner Bobby Valentino (Bobby V.) and Kayla Briana blessed the stage with powerful performances as well. DJ Bad provided the 80’s and 90’s soundtrack and in-house band Quinn and Jukebox kicked-off the show with a unique blend of non-stop R&B, hip-hop and rock mixes.
Later that evening, Shanti Das awarded Marche Butler, creative coordinator at BMI with the 2018 Hip Hop Professional Award. Marche was recognized for her leadership and contribution to the hip hop music industry.
Season 9 proved why ATL Live on the Park is one of the best live events in Atlanta. This season saw the return of lifestyle specialist Kenny Burns as host and Quinn and Jukebox as resident band. New editions included DJ Bad and live painting by Dakoro Edwards. This season also featured performances by Hamilton Park, Reign (NBC’s The Four), Colonel Loud and Ricco Barrino, Natt Taylor, Iman., Blaque, Ready for the World, Ruff Endz, Liv Warfield and Anthony David to name a few.
ATL Live on the Park Season 9 season finale was powered by Gentleman Jack and Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey.
Notables in attendance of last night’s performances included, but were not limited to:
- Angel McCoughtry – Atlanta Dream, WNBA
- Kiana Dancie – TV Host and Comedian
- Althea Heart – Actress and Singer
- Catherine Brewton – Vice President, Creative at Broadcast Music, Inc.
ATL Live on the Park will return for Season 10 will return in 2019. For additional information about ATL Live on the Park, please visit: www.atlliveonthepark.com .
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Photo Credit: Prince Williams of ATLPics.net