Ledisi and Lalah Hathaway to Headline Third Annual ATL Soul Life Music Festival | Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta, GA !
ATLANTA, GA (February 16, 2018) The annual festival which drew over 10,000 music lovers the first two years will, once again, take place in Atlanta, GA on the scenic grounds of Wolf Creek Amphitheater. Twelve-time Grammy nominated songstress, Ledisi and Five-time Grammy Award-Winning artist, Lalah Hathaway will headline this highly anticipated Memorial Day weekend event.
On day one, the celebrated R&B recording artist, Ledisi who has performed at the White House several times and released Let Love Rule last fall, will be joined by Grammy nominated artist, Eric Benét, Grammy nominated singer, Raheem DeVaughn, and Grammy nominated artist, Anthony David. As with the first two festivals, day two will not be outdone so Lalah Hathaway who has collaborated with Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar will be joined by Grammy nominated Will Downing, multi-award winning songstress, Avery*Sunshine, and Grammy nominated crooner, Eric Roberson. Anthony David, Avery*Sunshine, and Eric Roberson are three-time returning performers, of this festival – definitely fan-favorites!! Hailed as the largest annual soul music festival in the SE region, in 2017, the festival producers took the show on the road as the 22-city NuSoul Revival Tour boasting a lineup of some of the genre’s finest artists. This year, the festival returns home to Atlanta, GA which has been ranked by Thrillist as one of America’s 12 Greatest Music Cities and will, undoubtedly, welcome music lovers from all over the U.S again.
Tickets start at $45; two-day festival passes are $75. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.TicketMaster.com, calling 800-653-8000, or going to the Wolf Creek Amphitheater box office. Attendees can park for free and bring their own food and drinks.
Soulful singer/songwriter and New Orleans native, Ledisi, is a celebrated R&B recording artist who caught the attention of Verve Music Group in 2007, while recording her third album, Lost & Found. The album earned her two Grammy award nominations, including “Best New Artist” in 2008. The songstress released her latest album, Let Love Rule, a compilation of soul stirring, genre blended music fused together both contemporary and traditional R&B last year.
About Eric Benet
From barefoot dreadlocked troubadour to suave standard-bearer for contemporary R&B. Eric Benét may have changed his look but one thing has remained consistent: his dedication to crafting authentic music that engages the soul. His almost 25 years of being in the industry includes some dabbling in acting (For Your Love TV series, Glitter, and Half & Half) and eight albums.
His story begins with music—his mother’s vinyl collection to be exact. “I always loved music so I would sneak into her record collection when she wasn’t around and play her stuff,” says DeVaughn. His first single, “Guess Who Loves You More,” hit urban radio in early 2005 and won for him an immediate following. It also set up the release of his major label debut album, The Love Experience. His last album, Love Sex Passion, was released in 2015.
One of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s favorite artists, this Georgia-based singer/songwriter continues to, successfully, merge old and new school grooves with a southern flavor. His unique rough and raspy southern baritone has garnered him a loyal fan-base through his sixth 2016 release, The Powerful Now.
About Lalah Hathaway
Born to Donny Hathaway, one of the most influential soul artists, and Eulaulah Hathaway, an accomplished musician in her own right, the Chicago native first put pen to paper, “with the music”, as a 10th grader. Later, as a student at Berklee College of Music, she recorded her self-titled debut in 1990, which spawned the hits “Baby Don’t Cry,” “Heaven Only Knows” and “I’m Coming Back.”. Decades later, the singer continues to push her own envelope through illustrious collaborations and disrupting the norm with her music creation. She released her latest project, Honestly, last November.
About Will Downing
Downing has certainly put in his time! Before signing with Island Records in the ’80s, he received his first national exposure as a much sought after backing vocalist. He recorded two albums with modest success, domestically, before his self-titled Will Downing release spawned a major hit in the U.K. with a Top Ten charting cover of “A Love Supreme” catapulting the album to platinum sales there. Downing’s big stateside breakout album was his 1991 A Dream Fulfilled which showcased his distinctive baritone vocals. He has continued to feed his fan base a constant flow of great new music with his latest being the 2017 Soul Survivor.
Multi-Award winning artist, Avery*Sunshine has a loyal fan base which includes music icons Aretha Franklin, Baby Face, Teddy Riley, Jazzy Jeff, and Patti LaBelle. Bringing her thunderous, gospel-bred pipes and heart-to-heart content to every song and concert, the singer-songwriter and pianist can’t help spilling the truth in her music as she knows the best route is sometimes the direct one. Although constantly touring internationally, Avery found time to record her highly anticipated third album, Twenty Sixty Four, which was released last April.
About Eric Roberson
This Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, and producer continues to break boundaries as an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds and mainstream radio. Described as the original pioneer of the independent movement in R&B/soul music, Eric has achieved major milestones in his career, from being a successful songwriter and producer for notable artist such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Vivian Green and countless others. Roberson somehow finds time in between headlining sold out tours to constantly deliver music to his fans and, to date, has released fourteen studio albums.
About the Annual ATL Soul Life Music Festival, Producer, and Venue
The ATL Soul Life Music Festival is a two-day music event for connoisseurs of neo-soul, soul, and R&B music. Fans from all over the U.S. come to Atlanta, GA to revel in this unique experience. Affectionately known as JD, Jeremy Hill, an army veteran. has, successfully, organized shows that music lovers, around the U.S, have flocked to for the past eight years. Serving 20 years in the army has given him the organizational and forward-thinking business skills to strategically implement each event through his adaptive understanding of consumer demand, entertainment industry changes, and the economy – all towards the end-goal of ensuring that attendees have a great time… each time. “I put on these shows so that fans of good music can have a place to go down memory lane with the artists whose music may have been a soundtrack to and/or blueprint for certain areas of their lives.” Wolf Creek Amphitheater is a world-class event venue located on a picturesque 435-acred wooded site in South Fulton county.