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Atlanta Jazz Festival Presents “Late Night Love Riot with Jon Batiste and Stay Human” on May 24

Atlanta Jazz Festival - Red Logo“We have just added one of today’s hottest groups to the Atlanta Jazz Festival performances,” says Camille Russell Love, Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “Jon Batiste and Stay Human are really on fire right now! We can’t wait to have them at the festival this year in a special concert at our host hotel, the beautiful W Atlanta – Midtown. Tickets are on sale now.”

The Late Night Love Riot with Jon Batiste and Stay Human will take place on Saturday, May 24 at the W Atlanta – stay humanMidtown, located at 188 14th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30361. Doors open at 10 pm and the concert will start at 11 pm. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door, and are available at FreshTix: https://www.freshtix.com/events/lnlr

Jon Batiste - photo credit Christine Davies ReaganJon Batiste is a musician who transcends any genre with his modern take on American music. Batiste has collaborated with musicians from across the spectrum – Prince, Lenny Kravitz, and Wynton Marsalis among them. Also known for his acting and composing, Jon has been featured on the HBO series “Treme” and in Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer,” for which he co-wrote the score with Bruce Hornsby. Batiste and his Stay Human Band just released their debut album, Social Music, and are currently on tour playing festivals this summer.

Here’s a little sample of Jon Batiste and Stay Human’s music and a behind the scenes look at what it’s all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuzBwtUSUts

Sponsorship: Sponsors for this year’s festival include Bank of America, Publix Charities, Coca-Cola, W Atlanta – Midtown, MARTA, XFINITY, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Georgia Lottery, FORD and Duty Free Americas.  If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Alex Davis at ADDavis@AtlantaGa.Gov.

The 37th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival is presented by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival is to educate and entertain a diverse audience of jazz fans and to nurture the next generation of jazz musicians. The festival is partially supported by Atlanta Jazz Festival Inc, a 501©(3) cultural, non-profit.  Like us on Facebook at AtlantaJazzFestival and visit the official web site at www.atlantafestivals.com for performance schedules, news and information.

MEDIA: For more information, to set interviews, or for hi-res photos please contact Karen Hatchett at 770-433-1137 or karen.hatchett@charter.net.