Written by | Ray Cornelius 

I had the pleasure of attending day one of the “2nd Annual ATL Soul Music Festival”  May 28 and 29 at The Wolf Creek Amphitheater.

The Memorial Day Holiday extravaganza features some of the biggest names in R&B Soul music including “R&B Diva” star Syleena Johnson, vocal guitarist Anthony David, vocalist Eric Roberson and multi Grammy winners The Robert Glasper Experiment and Lalah Hathaway.  Avery*Sunshine, Rahsaan Patterson, Angie Stone, Kindred Family Soul and Goapele round out the lineup for today’s show that begins at 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.

ATL radio personalities Griff and Joyce Littel serve as this year’s hosts.

Check out all of my amazing photos below:


Syleena Johnson rocked Donna Summer inspired locks and Prince T-ShirtIMG_5912

Anthony David performed songs from his new CD The Powerful NOWIMG_5932
Algebra made a special appearance during Anthony David‘s set

Anthony David and Algebra performed their hit “4evermore”

IMG_6013 About 6,000 fans attended yesterday’s show

Syleena Johnson with “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” producer Stacey JIMG_6021

Joyce Littel with Kindred Family Soul

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Robert Glasper showin out backstage

McDonald’s “The Gift ATL Winner”
IMG_6079 Eric Roberson performed a number of his hits including “Picture Perfect”

Eric Roberson has collaborated with such artists as Jill Scott and Musiq SoulChild
IMG_6145 The Robert Glasper Experiment has won two Grammy Awards

The Robert Glasper Experiment performed such hits “Ah Yeah” and “Alright”IMG_6213 Lalah Hathaway closed out the evening

Lalah Hathaway is a Three Time Grammy Winning-singer and songwriterIMG_6221

Lalah Hathaway is the daughter of the legendary Donnie Hathaway

Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com