Soul Sessions at District Live
– Plant Riverside District, which is widely known as Savannah’s Entertainment District, is pleased to present the inspirational Soul Sessions Georgia R&B extravaganza on Friday, October 20 at District Live, a state-of-the-art live music venue located at 400 W. River St. in Savannah, Ga.
This very special evening will be hosted by acclaimed actress, singer and Lovely Diva Productions founder Patrice Lovely, who is best known for her work with Atlanta filmmaker Tyler Perry and her starring roles in several “Madea” films. Soul Sessions will also feature live performances by R&B star Sharese Janay, recording artist Cyrenthia Threat and musical director Willie Jones. The evening’s talent is curated by Savannah performing artist and entrepreneur Delandrian Aikens.
“With Soul Sessions, we’re bringing together Georgia’s top R&B talent for a special evening of live music, sophisticated soul and an electric atmosphere that can only be found at District Live,” said Scotty Henley, Director of Entertainment at JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District. “There’s no need to travel to Atlanta to see the Peach State’s best performers in concert. We invite everyone to join us at District Live for an unforgettable evening of music and community.”
Featured Soul Sessions artists include:
Host Patrice Lovely is a versatile actress and performer who has appeared in numerous Tyler Perry productions and is best known for her role as Hattie Mae Love in Perry’s popular “Madea” movie franchise, including A Madea Christmas, Madea Gets a Job, “BOO! A Madea Halloween and BOO 2! A Madea Hallowen. Lovely also starred in her own situational comedy “Love Thy Neighbor,” which aired for 120 episodes and six seasons on the Oprah Winfrey Network. A skilled singer, Lovely released blues singles “Like Dat” and “You Can Get It,” which debuted at #2 and #3, respectively, on the Apple iTunes chart. Through her production house Lovely Diva Productions, she has created captivating television and digital content that has resonated with more than four million viewers, earning more than 12 billion impressions.
Sharese “Resee” Janay is a talented singer-songwriter with ties to Savannah, Ga. who captivates audiences with her seductive R&B love songs that leave a lasting impact. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Janay began singing at the age of four and promptly started winning major talent competitions at the age of five. Today, she is a talented R&B star who channels the essence of soul legends like Patti LaBelle and Luther Vandross in her live performances.
Cyrenthia Threat is a singer and recording artist from Hinesville, Ga. who has been singing for 37 years. At five years-old, Threat began singing at church and later gravitated to R&B and jazz. Threat’s style and voice have been influenced by world-renowned artists, including Anita Baker, Stephanie Mills, Prince and Erykah Badu, and her showmanship draws inspiration from iconic artists like Chaka Khan and Janet Jackson. To date, Threat has recorded and performed with numerous national recording artists, including Natasha Cobbs Leonard, Peabo Bryson, Byron Cage, Le’Andria Johnson, Mali Music, Joshua Rogers, RLW and Kierra Sheard.
Willie Jones is the founder of Euphonic Music LLC and the long-standing musical director for “American Idol” winner Candice Glover as well as the captivating NuVyb ensemble. Previously, he served as the musical director for Savannah College of Art & Design’s production “BAM” and delivered a noteworthy performance alongside R&B/soul artist George Lovett at the illustrious Apollo Theater in New York. Jones also lends his musical prowess to diverse local bands within Savannah, Ga’s vibrant music scene.