GDI hosted another great day of Steppin at the Heritage Ball 2016 inside the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The 10th floor hangout turned out to be a great idea, as Steppers gathered together to listen to the sounds of DJ Shorty Smooth and DJ Rodney Mack. A number of Steppers mingled and danced until it was time to play Family Feud, hosted by Cee, Maddy B, Dawn Soy, and DJ Sampsonite. The game show idea attracted a nice crowd and was pretty fun for the time that I stayed.
We dipped off for some This Is It soul food, a must-have when you visit Atanta before returning for the Red and Black ball featuring the lovely and incredibly talented Chante Moore. I just want to say that I absolutely love Chante Moore, so she can do no wrong in my book. I was front and center for the performance, watching with pure envy as Herk Williams was called on stage to be serenaded and romanced by Chante. Chante didn’t disappoint with her song selection, singing a number of her Steppin hits including “Love’s Taken Over,” “I Cry To Myself,” “Chante’s Got A Man,” and “It’s Alright.” Chante ended her set meeting and greeting Steppers and signing copies of her new book, “Will I Marry Me.”
Prior to the show, singer Tony Terry, who was in Atlanta for a concert, stopped by and mingled with Steppers. Tony has a new record he wants Steppers to hear and Ken Bedford is going to circulate it to the DJ’s. Of course, we can’t forget to mention the musical talents of DJ Cross and DJ Calvin, two of Chicago’s absolute best DJ’s spinning the hits all night long. Both guys did an incredible job in the booth.
Tonight the main event takes place with Mellow Khris and DJ Devan “Ice Man” Powe in the booth, with Glenn Jones performing. This will be my first time hearing Glenn Jones live after Steppin to his music for many years, so I’m ultra-excited. See you at the party tonight. Pictures will be up later on ChiStepper’s Facebook Page.