Last Friday night (September 27) The Shrine hosted a great night of music with performances from Marwan (Soulflow), Runway Bella, Assata Jones and the man everybody was there to see, Jeremih. The showcase was presented by the good folks over at Heineken for their Red Star Access series.
We have some hi-res pics of the last two acts performing in a gallery you can see below (*all pictures were taken by Pursuit of Dopeness).
Jamal Smallz was the DJ in control of keeping The Shrine alive and he did so in great fashion by mixing tracks from the likes of Biggie, Kanye, The Weeknd, and Jay Z. There’s something dope about getting people to jam and sing along to the music a DJ is playing so major props to him for holding it down that night.
Marwan (Soulflow), hailing from Decatur, IL, was the first artist to hit the stage and brought his R&B sound up to Chicago to help get the party going. Next up was Runway Bella, a tall beauty from our city who provided a good change of tempo and livened the club with a Hip Hop set. She finished her time on stage with a pretty good acapella performance and seeing her come out to the crowd and sing along to Jeremih during his set made for a cool moment. Last up before the headliner’s set was another Chicago act, Assata Jones. The sultry songstress lit up the stage and caught the eye of many in the crowd thanks to her music and for other obvious reasons (see below).
Finally, it was Jeremih’s turn to grace the stage of The Shrine. The R&B hit-maker performed his signature tracks including “I Like,” “Down On Me,” and “Birthday Sex,” all of which got the club really going. He finished his set with “You Know What I Like,” a track that will appear on his new, Diddy-produced album titled Thumpy Johnson.
Overall, the night went off really well and major props go out to The Shrine and Heineken for putting together a great show and allowing us to be witnesses of it.