MT & EQ, featuring Tomaree (Jazz) - 6 PM
TQ & EQ, featuring Tomaree. This three-band is a favorite in Smyrna and plays jazz, R&B, and a few other genres. They are requested to play at festivals, corporate functions, at restaurants, and played to thousands at the Atlanta Jazz Festival! We are also available for festivals and fundraisers, as well as upscale private parties, holiday celebrations, and corporate events!
National Opening Act
Former Blackstreet National Recording Artist J-Stylz (R&B) - 7 PM
J-Stylz was born in Chattanooga, TN and raised in Charlotte, NC. J-Stylz's musical talent was discovered initially when he was helping his mom, who was the choir director at church. J-Stylz began playing the drums and the piano at the age of ten. While attending North Mecklenburg H.S., Stylz joined the sleek five-man gospel singing group named Soothing Touch.
In 2000, J-Stylz met and auditioned for the world-distinguished music producer, Teddy Riley. In 2004, J-Stylz signed to TRXperience for a few years as a writer and producer. He worked alongside the publishing company’s founder Teddy Riley to write, produce, and record the latest BS2 album. At the end of 2004, Teddy invited Stylz to become the newest member of the highly acclaimed Grammy award-winning group, BlackStreet which consisted of Teddy Riley, Eric Williams, Mark Middleton and J-Stylz himself. In 2006, the group's members consisted of Teddy Riley, Chauncey Black, Quinn and J-Stylz. In 2011/2012 the group's members changed to Teddy Riley, Dave Hollister, Lenny Harold, Tony Tyler and J-Stylz. Approximately in 2014, BS2 became a reprise of BlackStreet. The members consisted of Teddy Riley, J-Stylz, Lenny Harold and featured Dave Hollister. In 2015, BS2 members consisted of Teddy Riley, Dave Hollister, Rodney Poe and J-Stylz.
R&B Legend Glenn Jones
There is no stopping Grammy Nominated Recording Producer and Artist Glenn Jones, as his new single, “Love By Design” featuring Grammy Award winner Regina Belle, hits the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts as #1 Most Added Smooth Jazz Vocal Record In The Nation. “Love By Design” was written by James Day and produced by renowned jazz producer Chris “Big Dog” Davis. This is the first release from the forthcoming CD, of the same title on the independent record label, Talent Room Entertainment. The “Love by Design” single showcases Glenn’s signature tenor and upper register while it distinctly pairs it with the richness of Regina’s vocals. Their incomparable vocals are perfectly matched with James Day’s melodic lyrics, leaving listeners with a harmonious new ballad. This marks the legendary R&B pair’s second duet after 2001’s “From Now On”.
The new CD includes a mixture of new timeless love songs and up-tempo dance classics, one which is titled “Cook-Out” co-written and produced by the multi-talented Chuckii Booker. It also features the smooth jazz sounds of jazz greats Nick Colionne and Kim Waters and the long-awaited return of renowned gospel artist Genobia Jeter-Jones. The upcoming Love By Design Tour will feature music from the new CD, as well as all the Glenn Jones classics.
11am to 5pm
The Neon Queen - 2 PM
National ABBA Tribute Band
Imagine a retro-future full of bright lights, 80s synth beats, modern pop mashups, soaring female-fronted vocals and the incredible songs of ABBA. The Neon Queen will take you there! Their high-energy shows invite the audience to dance and sing along to some of the greatest pop songs of all time reinvented for a new age.
The Neon Queen is your alternative ABBA.
The Neon Queen is based in Atlanta, GA.
Vocals/Keys: Kayla, Tama & Rachel
The Neon Queen’s alternative ABBA experience features full lighting and stage production that is self-contained and pre-programmed for an exciting show. Our production can fit on a 14ft x 10ft stage and can be configured for even smaller venues with easy load-in and set up. For more details, download our stage plot and input list.
Lala Nicole - 3 PM
Colombian Country Music Artist
Lala's story starts as a little girl in Cali, Colombia singing into her hairbrush and dreaming that one day she would get to play her songs to crowds of people. Whenever she was upset she found herself singing the thoughts in her head. Yet, she never dared to let another pair of ears hear her, let alone confess her biggest dreams to anyone.
Her unwavering desire to create music summoned all the confidence of a 10-year-old soul, until one day she asked her mom asked to move to the United States to pursue her dream. With that wish granted, she taught herself to play by listening to artists like Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Lady A, Shania Twain and Avril Lavigne on YouTube. Then, she secretly wrote songs from raw emotions.
Music and songwriting have helped Lala through the toughest and most euphoric times, led her to meet the most amazing people, and pushed her beyond her deepest fears. Now, her goal is to inspire and help others through this medium the way it has changed her life. Her latest single, Sanity, is out now!
Qnova - 4 PM
Atlanta Hip-Hop Artist
Quachavious Ellison, stage name Qnova, is an artist from Atlanta, Ga. who is flourishing
in the music industry. Qnova’s unique style and rhythm complement the hip-hop urban
Qnova brings diversity and limitlessness, which undeniably places her to be a great candidate within many music genres. She has earned recognition and has been listed in the DJ Coalition's hottest tracks for rotation, which has influenced global DJs in requesting drops for spinning her record. Moving upscale, Qnova has swiftly made accomplishments of pushing her latest single, “Talk Yo Talk Sis,” onto FM radio stations in six states and counting.
Because of the positive feedback from Qnova’s airplay and interviews, she is continuously receiving requests from stations and communities. Her sound has marked territories globally around the US, UK and the Netherlands. With ongoing ambition, it’s safe to say that this independent artist will continue to reach greater heights within her music career.
She recently took the big stage at Centennial Olympic Park's Juneteenth celebration.
Nakel - 4:30 PM
Powder Springs Hip-Hop Artist
Nakel is a hip hop artist, and aspiring engineer/producer from Powder Springs, Ga, by way of Atlanta, Ga. Nakel began writing and making beats at the age of 16. He also graduated with honors from McEachern High School and is currently is attending college in the city.
Overall, he makes music for the average person going through situations in their day-to-day life. The difference is his lyrics shares more perspective, descriptive detail, enthusiasm and wittier wordplay than the average rapper.
Interested in performing at our festival?