The O’Jays, Patti LaBelle highlight Summer Music Festival

 

With a name as generic as the Summer Music Festival, you probably wouldn’t realize the level of stardom participating: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti LaBelle, The O’Jays, Babyface and Tank.

The package tour visited a ¾-full Chastain Park Amphitheatre Thursday night – a happy crowd ready to dance and sing along to hours of classics while taking breaks to fan themselves and share mini-fans (you smart, smart folks).

After opening sets from Babyface and Tank, The O’Jays – originals Eddie Levert, Walter Williams and member since the mid-‘90s Eric Grant – trotted onstage in matching white satin suits for “Love Train.”

The trio frequently introduced songs by way of, “See if you remember this one,” and the answer, based on audience participation, was always a chorus of knowing yesses.

During their quick, 30-minute set, the O’Jays, backed by a 12-member band, including a four-piece horn section that added warm tones to the music, engaged in dance …

Full News here – Atlanta Music Scene

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