Soul Train Awards week in Atlanta kicked off right last night at Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols’ ATL LIVE ON THE PARK showcase hosted by Kenny Burns. Surprise performances, sexy ambiance and a room of the music industry’s who’s who made the evening one of the best shows ever!
Attendees included Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Soul Train Holdings CEO Kenard Gibbs, Doug E. Fresh, Frank Ski, Rodney Jerkins, Dallas Austin, Sister 2 Sister publisher Jamie Foster Brown, New Edition’s Ron Devoe, Chaka Zulu, Catherine Brewton, Kawan Prather and many more!
The show’s featured acts were R&B vet Donell Jones, newcomer Rhonda Nicole and Universal Motown/Darkchild Records girl group Purple Reign. However, guests were treated to impromptu performances by Brownstone’s Nicci Gilbert and Ron Devoe (who took everyone back to “Poison”). But the highlight of the night was Doug E. Fresh, who did his own fly version of Cali Swagg District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie” and sent the crowd into a frenzy. Classic!
The next ATL LIVE ON THE PARK is December 14. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/shantidasandmarlonnicholspresents.
Photos by James Pray