Photo by Paras Griffin @ThePhotomanLife
On Saturday, ‘The People’s Station’ V103 celebrated it’s 40th anniversary with its star studded Winterfest R&B concert at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. V103’s own Wanda Smith, Ryan Cameron, Big Tigger, Ramona DeBreaux, DJ Greg Street and the rest of the V103 family held it down for the evening! The sold out show featured Keith Sweat, Tyrese, BBD, Silk, 112, and Jagged Edge. Fans were excited to see Atlanta’s own 112, Silk, and Jagged Edge rock the same stage once again as well. Jagged Edge, Silk, and 112 brought down the house performing their hits like “Meeting In My Bedroom, “Gotta Be”, and “Only You”.
Jagged Edge surprised the audience when they brought out Nelly to perform! The “Country Grammar” rapper not only performed his verse on JE’s “Where The Party At,” but he also gave fans a nice treat when he performed his hits “Hot in Herre” & “E.I.” Tyrese wanted to make his set more intimate as he pleaded with security to let some of his fans come closer to him before captivating those in attendance with his hits from “Sweet Lady” to “Shame.” He even covered Jodeci’s “Freek N U.” Keith Sweat couldn’t just sing some of his soulful ballads; the R&B legend decided to pull out all of the stops and give fans a full out experience at “The Sweat Hotel.” Sweat even brought out fellow R&B legend and father of New Jack Swing Teddy Riley to perform “Just Got Paid.”
Silk was also featured during Keith’s Sweat Hotel set. The quintet serenaded fans with their lush harmonies as they opened singing their hit “Loose Control” as the groups front man Lil’ G played on a white baby grand piano. Sweat wasn’t done with the surprises! He also brought out R&B legend and veteran Johnny Gill to perform “My Body.” “9-1-1-0-0-2-4.” RIP Gerald Levert. BBD turned the show up with their hit “Poison” before slowing it down with “When Will I see You Smile Again?” There’s nothing like timeless and classic R&B, and V103 delivered just that. Check out more photos from the event below. Photos by Paras Griffin @ThePhotomanLife