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Brian McKnight Thrills Fans with Journey Down Memory Lane at Wade Ford Concert Series | Atlanta, GA


Brian McKnight Thrills Fans with Journey Down Memory Lane at Wade Ford Concert Series | Atlanta, GA

Grammy nominated singer, Brian McKnight, delivers a captivating performance with array of hits from his stellar career at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre 

Atlanta, GA. A memorable experience was ensured for fans by one of the most melodious voices on the music scene as the 17X Grammy nominated artist took concert goers on a journey down a memory lane that started over thirty years ago.  The evening was for lovers and love as the 53-year-old singer, songwriter, and producer sang “Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda”, the lead single from U-Turn, his seventh studio album which entered the top forty of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Other fan favorites sang included “Crazy Love”, “Forever” from his 2017 Genesis album, and “I Miss You” from his 2009 Evolution of a Man, his eleventh album which peaked at #3 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. He showcased his guitar skills when he treated attendees to “One Last Try” and allowed his fans to be there for him as he sang a song dedicated to his son, Kekoa, who died a few months ago. McKnight really got the audience going when he sang songs from two of the greatest to have ever done it ~ Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” and Prince’s “The Beautiful Ones”.  

In between songs, McKnight shared stories about his 83-year-old dad, him being a professional singer since seventeen, and how his wife, Leilani, motivated him to change the way he does everything.  “I’m finally a good man ‘cause I can only be that good man for that good woman.”  He then sang “Faithfully”, a 2021 release, which he said came to him as he watched his wife blow-drying her hair.  He closed out the emotionally charged and highly engaging concert with “I Want U” from his fifteenth album, Genesis. And, of course, Atlanta’s beloved host, MC Lightfoot had the crowd very pumped up before McKnight hit the stage.  Produced by Royal Entertainment, the Wade Ford Concert Series at Mable House Amphitheatre is described as a gift to music lovers as its popularity continues to grow – it’s a place where attendees get unplugged.  Brian McKnight will also be performing at Royal Entertainment’s SweatFest Punta Cana at the  Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from September 14 – 18, 2023. 

Upcoming Royal Entertainment Shows at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre include: 

  • Sat., July 23rd – An Evening of R&B feat. Dru Hill and Raheem DeVaughn 
  • Sat., July 30th – Wade Ford Presents Jeffrey Osborne and Freddie Jackson 
  • Sat., August 6th – Wade Ford Presents Jonathan Butler, Najee, and Ken Ford 
  • Sat., August 13th – Wade Ford Presents Babyface 
  • Sat., August 20th – An Evening of Soul featuring Musiq SoulChild and Chrisette Michele 
  • Sat., August 27th – Wade Ford Presents Damien Escobar, Eric Darius, and Jeff Bradshaw 
  • Sat., September 3rd – Scarface Farewell Tour w/8Ball & MJG and Bun B 
  • Sun, September 4th – Wade Ford Presents Kem 
  • Sat., September 17th – An Evening of Soul featuring Joe and Silk 
  • Sat., October 1st – Wade Ford Presents Kirk Whalum, Keiko Matsui, and Phil Perry 

Interested persons can visit Ticketmaster to purchase tickets. 

Other Events  

September 14 – 18, 2023 – SweatFest Punta Cana, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Confirmed so far are Keith Sweat, Brian McKnight, Johnny Gill, Musiq SoulChild, and Silk. More to be announced. Comedians confirmed so far are Sommore, Bruce, Lavelle Crawford, Arnez J, Don “DC” Curry, and MC Lightfoot. Go to Only a $250 deposit is required. Interested individuals have 12 months to make monthly payments. This is an ENTIRE resort buy-out which means everyone attending will be there for this event only!   

October 5 – 9, 20213 – Cancun HipHop Fest. Confirmed so far are Kid Capri, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee, Goodie Mobb, 8 Ball &MJG, Mystikal, Bun B, Ying Yang Twins, DJ Quik, Tha Dogg Pound, Pastor Troy, Trick Daddy, Chubb Rock, Kwame’, Special Ed, Dana Dane, and Monie Love. More to be announced. Comedians confirmed so far are MC Lightfoot, Sommore, Lavelle Crawford, Earthquake, and Corey Holcomb. More to be announced. Only a $250 deposit is required. Interested individuals have 12 months to make monthly payments. This is an ENTIRE resort buy-out which means everyone attending will be there for this event only! Go to to book. 

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