The producers of Atlanta’s Soul Life Music Festival now presents the Nu Soul Revival Tour for music lovers along the East Coast, and TheBobbyPen.com was on the scene for it’s D.C. stop!
On Friday (Feb. 17,) R&B’s finest brought a unique mix of neo-soul, jazz, hip-hop and gospel melodies to a packed crowd at the historic DAR Constitution Hall.
The tour, which is scheduled to hit 22 cities across the country, will spread the message of love and romance while raising awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.
The lineup included Grammy- nominated singer / songwriter Dwele, the Grammy Nominated group Foreign Exchange, platinum-selling R&B Soul singer / songwriter Lyfe Jennings alongside headliner Musiq Soulchild.
Opening act, The Foreign Exchange, was the perfect start to an amazing night. They had major crowd participation while performing hits that had everyone’s head bobbing and shoulders moving.
Dwele won over the crowd by getting extremely up close and personal with audience members as he sang in the aisles. The ladies were so close they could wipe the sweat off of his brow!
Lyfe Jennings brought the excitement and high energy as he performed signature ballads like “Statistics,” “Never Never Land,” and fan favorite “Must Be Nice.” When Lyfe pulled out his guitar, the entire audience went crazy!
After a brief intermission between acts, the crowd stood to their feet and began to chant, “We Want Musiq!” as they awaited the appearance of the Philadelphia-raised artist. From the moment he took the stage his vocals were amazing and the crowd sang each song word for word along with him.
Musiq performed fan favorites like “Teach Me (How To Love),” and his current sigle, “I Do” which reached #3 on Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. He even perforemd tracks from his seventh studio album, “Life on Earth” which entered the US Billboard 200 charts at #27.
DMV music lovers will forever remember The NuSoul Revival Tour as the tour that brought a dynamic combination of “feel good,” soulful R&B music that will not soon be forgotten.