Las Vegas Soul Festival, Featuring Top R&B Icons Teddy Riley, Faith Evans, Guy and SWV, Comes to Orleans Arena Dec. 2

LAS VEGAS—Top R&B artists will bring their greatest hits to Teddy Riley’s Presents Kings and Queens of R&B Las Vegas Soul Festival at the Orleans Arena on Saturday, Dec. 2. Featured artists include Teddy Riley, Faith Evans, Guy, SWV, Donell Jones, Black Street, Ginuwine and Jon B. The concert will be hosted by legendary producer Jimmy Jay and will also feature Celebrity DJ Larose Royce.

Best known as “The King of New Jack Swing,” Teddy Riley rose to fame as a member of the R&B group, Guy. In 1991, the singer-songwriter formed the R&B and soul group Blackstreet, releasing the top hits “Don't Leave Me,” “No Diggity,” and “Girlfriend/Boyfriend.” In addition to being an artist, Riley has also produced music for several legendary artists, including Michel Jackson, Bobby Brown, Boys II Men and Snoop Dogg. The producer has studios in different parts of the world, including in Los Angeles, Calif., Atlanta, Ga. and Seoul in South Korea, where he continues to work on tracks for numerous artists and special projects.

Faith Evans burst into the R&B music scene more than two decades ago, and has since then released eight studio albums, sold more than 18 million records and has spawned more than 30 singles. Throughout her career, Evans has released three Platinum-certified albums, including “Faith,” “Keep the Faith” and “Faithfully.” The singer also released the Gold-certified album “The First Lady,” as well as the holiday staple, “A Faithful Christmas.” Additionally, Evans has won a Grammy Award, MTV Video Music Award, Soul Train Award and two Lady of Soul Awards. Most recently, Evans has released her long-awaited duet album with the late Notorious B.I.G. titled “The King and I.”

Formed in 1987 in Harlem, NY, R&B supergroup Guy pioneered the new jack swing subgenre with a string of chart-topping hits. Together the group released three albums, including “Guy,” “The Future” and “Guy III,” as well as their two compilation albums “Grove Me: The Very Best of Guy” and “The Millennium Collection.” Guy continues to impress fans with hits like “My Fantasy,” “I Like,” “Wanna Get With You,” “Let’s Chill” and “Dancin.” The group’s current lineup includes Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall and Damion Hall.

The soulful vocal trio SWV, also known as Sisters With Voices, began their musical career in 1992 with the release of their debut album, “It’s About Time,” which went double platinum. SWV went on to produce several No. 1 hits, including “Right Here/Human Nature,” “Weak,” and “You’re the One.” They have also released a series of Top Ten hits, including “I’m So into You,” “Anything,” “Someone” and “Always on My Mind.” The group has been nominated for multiple awards, including a Billboard Music Award, Soul Train Award, Grammy Awards and more. The group’s lineup includes original members are Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Tamara “Taj” Johnson and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons.

Rounding out the show’s lineup are Donell Jones, Black Street, Ginuwine and Jon B.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleansarena.com and www.lasvegassoulfestival.com, or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office. VIP tickets are available for $149, which include meet and greet passes and an event t-shirt, available while supplies last.

About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook and on Twitter (@orleansarena). The Orleans Arena is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com. Boyd Gaming and Orleans Arena press releases are available at boydgaming.mediaroom.com.

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