The Dell Music Center is the place to be on Thursday summer nights. With a cozy ambiance and major entertaining lineups, tonight was surely a memorable one rekindling the elation of 90’s R&B moguls Avant, Guy featuring Blackstreet and Tank.
Multi-platinum singer, songwriter Avant took to the stage graciously catering to the crowd’s pleasures with his all-time fan favorites “Separated”, “Read Your Mind” and “Makin’ Good Love” reminding faithful supporters his allure and charm remain irresistible. Maintaining his health with Lupus challenges, signing with new record label SRG-ILS run by legendary producer Tim Kelly of Tim & Bob while dropping a new single “Not Gone Lose,” this Cleveland, OH native continues to celebrate his blessings reaching twenty years in his rewarding career.
NY’s finest hit the spotlight with dynamic trio Guy dominating the set with none other than Blackstreet making it an all-out backyard party. Performing platinum smash hits from “Groove Me,” “I like,” and “Don’t Leave” having concert-goers jamming in their seats with each tune. After their mainstream success in the early ’90s, the band took a hiatus, and mastermind Teddy Riley formed Blackstreet who rocked the R&B charts winning them a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by Duo or Group with vocals. Since then these powerhouse groups uphold their legacies selling out arenas and giving fans a show-stopping performance.
Seductive multi-talented R&B crooner Tank closed out the show with his sizzling lyrics winning over the ladies with his countless hits including “Maybe I Deserve,” “Please Don’t Go” and sensual “When We” causing a heatwave at the Dell. Evolving by way of Washington, DC Tank aka The General has written and produced for a multitude of artists like the late Aaliyah, Beyonce’, Fantasia and Omarion along with numerous collaborations with Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Chris Brown among others. With that type of validation, its evident this quintessential artist, with over twenty years in the industry, is still moving strong.