*ATL Soul Life Music Fest has announced its 2016 Memorial Day weekend lineup featuring Lalah Hathaway, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Syleena Johnson, Eric Roberson, and Anthony David on Saturday, May 28th.
Kindred the Family Soul, Angie Stone, Avery*Sunshine, Rahsaan Patterson, and Goapele will close out the two-day fest on Sunday, May 29th at Wolf Creek Amphitheater.
Hailed as the largest annual Soul Music Festival in the SE region and sponsored by McDonalds, in 2015, fans traveled from all over the U.S for this first-of-its-kind experience. Last year’s inaugural festival sold out with a record setting attendance of 5,300 on the first night and over 5,100 on the second.
“Though we set the bar high when we launched last year, I think we’ve done well to top it”, says Jeremy Hill, talent buyer and promoter of JD Entertainment.
And, top it they have with Two-time Grammy Award Winning Artist, Lalah Hathaway setting the tone as the headliner of the first night.
The ATL Soul Life Music Fest with MochaBelle feat. Lyfe Jennings, Chrisette Michelle and more… Check out last year’s fun
With her recently released critically-acclaimed seventh album, Lalah Hathaway LIVE!, nomination for a 2016 Grammy Award, and remix of a cover of her legendary dad’s “Ghetto Boy” feat. Snoop Dogg & Robert Glasper, she is definitely keeping things exciting for her fans. Fans don’t want to miss Lalah.
In addition to Lalah Hathaway, through The Robert Glasper Experiment, attendees will experience the creative defiance of musical genres as this band heats up the stage.
Two-time Grammy Award Winning artist Robert Glasper who has recently been “in the lab” working on the score for Barbershop 3 and commissioned by Nike to create a song to honor NBA great Kobe Bryant will be joined by his formidable bandmates which includes a few Grammy winners.
Constantly on tour and working on exciting projects, Grammy Nominated artist and reality-TV star, Syleena Johnson who is set to release her book, “The Weight is Over”, will show music lovers why she is one sixth of the Daughters of Soul. In a momentous nod to the festival’s inaugural roots,several artists will be returning for this year’s event.
The tirelessly touring Grammy Nominated & Billboard charting, Eric Roberson, our phenomenal Erro, is a returning artist to the Fest who will once again captivate his peers and music lovers. Grammy and NAACP Image Award nominated, Anthony David – one of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s favorite artists and another festival returnee – will no doubt, sing some of the songs that the First Lady has on her iPod.
The beloved Grammy-nominated duo, Kindred the Family Soul will show 2016 attendees why they are also returning artists to the festival.This duo is the chosen to close out the second night as the headliner.
Fondly known as the First Couple of Soul to some, they are sure to take attendees on a musical journey with songs from their 2003 debut album, Surrender to Love which peaked at #159 on the Billboard 200 and #29 on the Billboard R&B chart through delights on their critically successful 2014-released album, A Couple Friends.
With her seventh studio album, Dream, debuting at No. 59 on Billboard 200 and No. 3 at Top Hip-Hop/R&B Albums chart, in November, Stone will show attendees why she remains “in-demand as one of the most revered and recognizable voices of Neo Soul.” (SoulTracks)
The addition of Rahsaan Patterson and Goapele is an incredible round-out of an entertainment experience not-to-be-missed!” The talented and critically acclaimed Patterson whose Love In Stereo album just made SoulTracks’ “50 Greatest Soul Music Album Covers” is set to release a new album soon. Perhaps, there’ll be a newly released single showcasing his powerhouse vocals for attendees to enjoy.
“This spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo mixes sweet soul vocals, jazz funk instrumentation and hip hop rhythms by underground Bay Area beatmasters. Goapele can kick it in the streets as in the lounge.”
Rolling Stone magazine’s praise of the sultry vocalist solidly confirms why co-producers, JD and Myron added her to this impeccable 2016 line-up.
This festival will take place at Wolf Creek Amphitheater in the scenic Atlanta, GA, of which will offer two (2) nights of outdoor, melodically-soulful entertainment.
Music enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase tickets for both nights ($55/general admission) or for one (1) night ($35/ general admission per night). Free parking will be provided and patrons may bring their personal choice of foods and beverages, along with lawn chairs/blankets. V.I.P tables are available and tickets may be purchased at Ticket Alternative or by calling 1.877.725.8849.