Shanti Das, Marlon Nichols, and 10 Squared PR 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 outstanding performances by Tank, RL, Jagged Edge, Havok Jones, and Kris Kelli. AllHipHop Caught up with Tank and Kris Kelli to talk about the state of R&B and the atmosphere of ATL Live on the Park. 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 as they performed their rendition of “Who Can I Run To,” by the 90s band Xscape, followed by a cover of En Vogue’s “Lose Control.” 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.” 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,” and ” Maybe I Deserve.”
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. If you’ve never been to ATL Live on the Park its an event you don’t want to miss. Make sure you are at the next!
Photos by Prince Williams of ATL Pics
Check out our video recap below!