Marvin Gaye's “What's Going On” Album 40th Anniversary Concert Featuring 9 Top Soul & Jazz Artists

Atlanta, GA, November 27, 2011 --( Invictus Promotions presents Marvin Gaye's “Whats Going On” Album, 40th Anniversary Celebration, a one night only event at Ferst Center for the Arts, featuring live performances from contemporary soul & jazz artists such as Anthony David, Joey Sommerville, Avery Sunshine, Julie Dexter and more. The celebration will be hosted by Jamal Ahmad of WCLK's Soul of Jazz and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to WCLK 91.9fm and Clark Atlanta University. Invictus Promotions is also producing a Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Celebration commemorative booklet in honor of the album's 40th anniversary.

The “What's Going On” Album, 40th Anniversary Celebration featuring songs from the classic Marvin Gaye album will be held at the Ferst Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 8:00pm. Tickets are available at for $30, $35 and $40. Partial proceeds will go to benefit WCLK 91.9fm and Clark Atlanta University. The 1971 released “What's Going On” album spent over a year on the Billboard Pop Album Charts and had sold 2 million copies by end of 1972. In 2004, the album's title track was ranked #4 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and #6 on the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It was one of the 50 recordings chosen in 2003 by the Library of Congress to be add to the National Recording Registry. It was a surprise that Motown would release such an album because the album directly challenged social and political concerns of the day. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Gaye stated “I realized that I had to put my own fantasies behind me if I wanted to write songs that would reach the souls of people. I wanted them to take a look at what was happening in the world.”

“[What's Going On] still strikes a particular chord with listeners because of its timeless themes and sound. [Our 40th Anniversary Celebration] is going to be a memorable evening,” says Harold Watkins, Invictus Productions CEO. The concert features 9 of today's most talented soul & jazz artists, each performing an interpretation of one song from the album. Artists performing include Anthony David, Avery Sunshine, Joey Sommerville, Julie Dexter, Phonte (The Foreign Exchange), Carmen Rodgers, Rahbi, Kipper Jones and The Darryl Reeves Group. The event will be hosted by Jamal Ahmad of WCLK's Soul of Jazz. In celebration of the album's 40th anniversary Invictus Promotions is also producing a limited edition 40th Anniversary Tribute Concert Booklet highlighting the evening's performances and the story behind the album and its songs.

For additional information about the Marvin Gaye Tribute concert visit or contact Harold Watkins at by phone at (678) 576-3383 or contact Best of Atlanta Concerts at (678) 661-1003 or visit or contact by email at Get information about performers by contacting Jamal Ahmad at (404) 953-8633 or by email at Tickets can be purchased at

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