Sitting in the audience, special guest Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed took part in the festive evening. We got a front row seat of Atlanta’s mayor standing to his feet when Ron Devoe (BBD & New Edition) did a one man version of Poison and pumped his fist in the air when Dougie Fresh led an all-hands-on-deck version of La Di Da Di.
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Also in the crowd of celeb-concert goers were Soul Train Holdings CEO Kenard Gibbs, Frank Ski, Rodney Jerkins, Dallas Austin, Sister 2 Sister publisher Jamie Foster Brown, Chaka Zulu, Catherine Brewton, Kawan Prather and many more!
The show's original featured acts were R&B veteran Donell Jones, newcomer Rhonda Nicole and Universal Motown/Darkchild Records girl group Purple Reign. As usual, guests and fans alike were thrilled to be treated to impromptu performances by Brownstone's Nicci Gilbert and Ron Devoe. But the stage-stealer of the night was Doug E. Fresh, who did his own fly version of Cali Swagg District's "Teach Me How to Dougie" and sent the crowd into a massive frenzy.
Dougie Fresh giving Teach Me How To Dougie instructions
Shanti Das and Doug E. Fresh
Yelawolf and Dallas Austin
Rodney Jerkins' protege group Purple Reign
Brownstone's Nicci Gilbert does a rendition of "If You Love Me"
The crowd goes wild for all the surprise performances.
Donell Jones does his classic "You Know What's Up"
Rodney Jerkins & Marlon Nichols
Mayor Kasim Reed, Jamie Foster Brown & Kenard Gibbs
Rhonda Nicole sings her heart out.
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The next ATL LIVE ON THE PARK is December 14. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/shantidasandmarlonnicholspresents.