Tallahassee Nights Live! (TNL)
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Tallahassee Nights Live! (TNL)

Tallahassee, FL | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | INDIE

Tallahassee, FL | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2007
Band R&B Soul




"Grammy Award Winner Kendra Foster Hasn't Forgotten About Home"

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
May 3, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tallahassee native Kendra Foster may be a Grammy Award winner, but that doesn't mean that she's forgotten about her home and her roots.

In February, as part of a collaboration with D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Foster won the Grammy for Best R&B Song for "Really Love" beating out R&B heavyweights such as Tyrese and The Weeknd.

It was her first major award win in her impressive career.

"I'll sum it up with 'Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!' It was incredible because I didn't know that we were going to win, I really didn't," Foster said of her Grammy win. "I can't even explain the way you feel when you hear it."

Foster came home this week to receive recognition from the City of Tallahassee and Leon County. She's also fresh off of a performance at Tallahassee Nights Live.

Some of the things Foster says she's most excited to see coming back to her hometown? Family and Friends of course, but she's also glad to see the trees and the Spanish Moss, a big change from her current residence in Brooklyn.

Foster, a true Tallahassee original who once roamed the halls of Lincoln High School and the campus of Florida A&M, traces her musical roots to First Institutional Missionary Baptist Church on Osceola Street. Foster also collaborated earlier in her career with local resident and funk legend George Clinton, joining Clinton's long-standing group Parliament/Funkadelic.

Citing social issues and humanity as an inspiration for her work, she refers to her approach to her music as a "multi-dimensional ministry."

Foster told WCTV that her new single "Promise to Stay Here" released in April and that her new album will out this summer. - WCTV Online

"Tallahassee Honors Outgoing City Manager Anita Favors Thompson"

By: James Buechele
November 19, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A celebration was held Thursday night in Tallahassee to honor outgoing Tallahassee City Manager, Anita Favors Thompson. Thompson's last day as Tallahassee City Manager is Friday.

Thompson worked for the City for 25 years – 18 of those years as City Manager.

Thursday night, a Farewell Celebration was held at The Moon in Tallahassee to honor Thompson's work.

Favors Thompson’s contributions to Tallahassee include the Trousdell Gymnastics and Aquatics Center, Jack McLean Park, Cascades Park, Gaines Street and its associated retail/housing, downtown enhancements including Kleman Plaza and the Chain of Parks, Blair Stone Road, Capital Circle improvements and FAMU Way.

Under Favors Thompson’s leadership, Tallahassee was named an All-America City twice – in 1999 and again in 2015.

Event attendees were treated to a presentation highlighting a few of Thompson's accomplishments and were served complimentary hamburgers, chips and drinks.

A formal ceremony kicked off at 6 p.m. that included remarks from City Commissioners.

The evening also included a free concert featuring Tallahassee Nights Live.

The City Commission also voted in favor of naming the new FAMU Way pond 'Lake Anita' in honor of the City Manager. - WCTV Online

"Is Big Ron Wilson Too Sexy For ‘American Idol’?"

Big Ron Wilson is a 24-year-old accountant who’s auditioning for American Idol on Wednesday, January 14. During his on-camera interview, he told all the ladies out there to call him "Big Sexy." He is hilarious and adorable. When Harry Connick Jr. asked fellow judge JLo if she's going to call him Big Sexy, she said, "When the time is right." But can Ron sing?

Femi Nilaja Anderson writes: “That man can sang!!!! Saw him at Tallahassee Nights Live!” Even if he can't sing, American Idol fans are going to want him to make it. Karla Ibarra writes: “if he stay he gonna make everybody laugh in a good way.” - by 2Paragraphs in Culture | January 14, 2015

"Simmons Scholarship Corporation host scholarship gala"

The Simmons Scholarship Corporation presents their 6th Annual “A Night Under the Stars” Scholarship Gala.

This grand event will benefit Simmons Scholarship Corporation’s mission in providing access to a quality education for students in need. The gala, themed “Midnight in Paris” will be a classic ball at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

A silent auction, dinner, dancing and live entertainment by “Tallahassee Nights Live,” will honor Simmons Scholarship supporters whose generosity has provided hope and opportunity to underprivileged students.

Most importantly, this event serves as the platform to award the scholarships made possible by community support to ten community-wide applicants whom completed Simmons Scholarship Essays.

Since its inception nearly 30 years ago, the Simmons Scholarship Corporation has presented more than $400,000 in scholarships to benefit college bound and currently enrolled students demonstrating academic excellence and financial need. This year should not be an exception.

Individual tickets are available for $50 per adult and $20 for children under the age of 12. The Simmons Scholarship Corporation is seeking premier level donations from local businesses, corporations and civic groups, etc., to reach its scholarship goal.

To obtain a Sponsorship Commitment Form you may visit our website at www.Simmons-Scholarship.org.

For additional information on this event, please contact Pastor O. Jermaine Simmons, Sr., via email at simmons-scholarship@hotmail.com. - Tallahassee Democrat Online


Tallahassee Nights Live featuring Howard Hewett and special guest Mama Blue will perform a party and dance mix of jazz, R&B, soul and pop music Friday, Sept. 25, live on the Capital City Amphitheater in beautiful Cascades Park. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $33 for reserved seats. Showtime is 8:30 p.m., gates open at 7 p.m. Find tickets, parking and seating information at www.CapitalCityAmphitheater.com or call The Moon Box Office at (850) 671-4700. Sponsored by Visit Tallahassee, Tri-Eagle Sales and WCTV. For more events, browse www.VisitTallahassee.com. -


Tallahassee Nights Live! Vol. 1

  1. Can't Get You off My Mind
  2. We Came out to Party
  3. Superstar
  4. It's You
  5. Song About Making Love
  6. Right on Time
  7. Antigravity
  8. So Gone
  9. Substract Yourself
  10. Come Home



Fondly known as TNL, Tallahassee Nights Live is a monthly event filled with live music featuring some of the best sounds of Jazz, R & B, Soul, Pop, Latin, Country, Rock, HipHop, Dance, Expressed Spoken Words and Hilarious Comedy. The event’s hosts are WHBX 96.1’s Joe Bullard and Black on Black Rhyme’s Keith Rodgers.


Music is universal and TNL offers a diverse musical journey which leaves its audiences extremely satisfied after every show. Each of its performers are passionate and dedicated to giving its fans first-class entertainment.

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