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ATL Live on the Park Returns April 8, 2014

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Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols are at it again! The city’s premier R&B music series, ATL Live on the Park will be returning for its 5th season on April 8th, 2014 at the beautiful Park Tavern. This season promises to be filled with performances from fresh talent paired with R&B greats who have keep the genre of music alive and appreciated. Even more, Shanti and Marlon have added some new additions to the mix that will give the event an unexpected twist.

In addition to receiving a proclamation from the City of Atlanta for its positive contributions to Atlanta’s music scene, ATL Live on the Park has set itself apart by presenting the best R&B, soul and funk performers to an influential audience at Park Tavern. Every month, a mix of emerging artists showcase their talents to a crowd comprised of music executives, key influencers, media outlets, and of course, R&B lovers and connoisseurs. ATL Live has also been known to hit their audience with surprise performances from chart-topping artists like R. Kelly, Miguel, T.I. and Ludacris, and in the past have taken their audience down memory lane when legends like Doug E. Fresh, Jagged Edge and Teddy Riley feat. Blackstreet graced the stage. One truly never knows what or who ATL Live on the Park co-founders, Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols have up their sleeves, and this year, attendees should not expect anything less than an unexpected mesh of even more talented artists.

Season 5 kicks-off with many performers, including the extremely talented and very funky drummer, producer and songwriter “Lil John” Roberts. Roberts has worked with an abundance of musical superstars including Michael and Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, and Stevie Wonder - to name a few. John Roberts is releasing his highly-anticipated musical project, “The Heartbeat” in May of 2014. The debut album boasts contributions from numerous talented artists, including former ATL Live on the Park performer, Anthony David. ATL Live on the Park is excited to have an international sensation as the headliner for the opener of their best season yet!

R&B sensation, Noel Gourdin is also confirmed to return to the ATL Live on the Park stage and perform his hit singles, like “Beautiful”, and songs from his new album “City Heart, Southern Soul” for the fabulous season five opener. Kenny Burns of REVOLT TV as well as other guest hosts will be returning to keep the show rolling alongside DJ Trauma. Additionally, ATL Live on the Park welcomes Atlanta’s premier live music group, Quinn & Jukebox, as the new house band.

The perfect mixture of classics from ATL Lives’ past seasons and fresh, new artists is what this fifth season of ATL Live on the Park is all about. A full list of the confirmed artists for the April 8th show will be available on atlliveonthepark.com/‎ on April 2nd.

Open Auditions

This season, Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols, are searching monthly for the best up and coming acts to be added to the medley of musical greatness of this seasons’ talent. New artists can audition for a chance to perform one song at this year’s season 5 opener. Open auditions will take place on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 6pm to 9pm at Park Tavern in the Piedmont Room.

ATL Live on the Park will be held from 7:30pm - 11pm on the following dates:

· April 8

· May 13

· June 10

· July 8

· August 12

· September 25

· October 14

· November 11

Park Tavern is located at 500 10th Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. For more information about ATL Live on the Park, please visit the following websites:

· Facebook: www.facebook.com/shantidasandmarlonnicholspresents

· Eventbrite: http://atlliveonthepark.eventbrite.com

· Twitter: @ATLLive_Music

· Instagram: @ATLLive_Music

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