The special Cinco De Mayo, May edition of the Sunset Lounge series and MALIBU RED produced undoubtedly the hottest ATL event of Spring 2013. Known as Atlanta’s favorite day party, the SSL hosted over 1500 guests at Cantina located in the heart of Buckhead Atlanta. Special guests for the event included international hip hop artist Flo Rida and Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter/producer Raphael Saadiq. Guests indulged on authentic Mexican cuisine coupled with specialty MALIBU RED cocktails (a mixture of Caribbean Rum and Mexican Tequila) while dancing from mid-day until evening.
Flo Rida took to the stage for an impromptu performance bringing everyone to the dance floor and getting the ladies ready for a sensual serenade by R&B bad boy Pleasure P and hot new artist Adrian Marcel (signed to Raphael Saadiq). Additional notable guests included; NFL Player Takeo Spikes, hip hop artist Gorilla Zoe, pop culture personality Tami Reed (Oxygen/Find Me a Man), music producer Isaac Hayes III, BMI executive Byron Wright, and many more. DJ Trauma, E-Clazz and Stephan the DJ played crowded-moving sets from the 90s to today, creating a consistent mix of beautiful people on the dance floor all day long.
“Sunset de Mayo” was a complete cultural celebration featuring the artwork of one of the Atlanta entertainment industry’s most recognizable personalities; Freddyo (www.freddyo.com). Several of Freddyo’s paintings celebrating female images in African American and Hispanic culture along with pieces celebrating Atlanta were displayed at the venue. Freddyo achieved notoriety as a photojournalist on the Atlanta entertainment scene before returning to one of his first passions, art. “It was an honor for my work to be featured,” says Freddyo. “The Sunset Lounge is one of those events that everyone can come out and enjoy. It makes sense that celebrities come out because it’s a place they can celebrate with fans without being mobbed and even promote their work. It’s a different energy than a club and that’s refreshing.”