Last night, The July edition of ATL Live on the Park was an unique twist between old and new school soul. Held at the beautiful Park Tavern at Piedmont Park, the sold out show brought out generations of people from all over. Hosted by Boom 102.9’s Ed Lover, the evening included performances from newcomers Young Marco and Sebastian Kole and sounds provided by Quinn and Jukebox and DJ E-Clazz. The night concluded with banging performances from the legendary member of The Jackson 5, Tito Jackson and Pepsi’s Artist of the Month, V. Bozeman. The July edition of ATL Live on the Park was sponsored by Gentleman Jack, Pepsi, ChooseATL, MAJIC 107.5 and Boom 102.9 and co-produced by Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols.
Event host Ed Lover kicked off the show with a shout out to the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha celebrating their 67th Boule in Atlanta. Lover spoke candidly on his support for the Black Lives Matter movement and expressed his condolences to the families of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and fallen Dallas police officers. Soon after, new artist Young Marco performed Prom from his EP released in April 2016. His performance had even the most seasoned guests reflecting on their high school days. Motown’s artist, Sebastian Kole, performed a beautiful rendition of Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy which left the crowd pumped and ready for what was to come.
It was clear to see who the old (and new) school crowd was there to see as Tito Jackson took the stage! The multi-platinum selling Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member performed a series of songs from his soon to be release album, Tito Time. Jackson closed his set with his chart topping single,Get It Baby. Host Ed Lover took a moment to thank Jackson and his family for all of their work and music they provided over the years. Lover also expressed his personal condolences to the Jackson family for the loss of Michael Jackson. In return, the accomplished guitarist, performer and now solo artist thanked the fans for loving his family and giving him a reason to keep making music.
Shortly after, V. Bozeman grabbed the emotions of the audience as she opened her set with a bold musical performance of Race Jones. In the wake of Mike Brown’s shooting, Bozeman choose to use this single as a platform for change. Bozeman encouraged the audience to stand in their greatness and also told the crowd that as an artist it is her responsibility to utilize her platform to uplift people. Bozeman continued her set with a cover of Michel’le Something in my Heart. The Empire star then performed her #1 downloaded single What is Love. Bozeman closed the set with her newest single, GO.
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