Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, and Sheryl Crow Rock Atlanta During 2022 ATLive Concert

Lionel Richie at Atlanta ATLive Concert

Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, and Sheryl Crow rocked Atlanta, Georgia, during the first night of 2022 ATLive on Friday, November 11th, 2022. The event, which took place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, was a two-night concert that also included performances from Chris Stapleton with Miranda Lambert, Dwight Yoakam, and Katie Pruitt on Saturday evening.

It’s the third year of ATLive. And it was an epic night of music, blending together both rock and country genres for an unforgettable experience. And that it was.

Atlanta ATLive
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Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow kicked off the night with some of her biggest hits, including “Soak up the Sun” and “Everyday Is a Winding Road.” It’s no secret that Crow is a democrat, and while she didn’t get political with her performance, she did make sure that the audiences saw the back of one of her guitars, which had “WARNOCK” on it. 

Sheryl Crow Atlanta ATLive Concert
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Sheryl Crow Atlanta ATLive Concert
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Sheryl Crow Atlanta ATLive Concert
Photo Credit: Brandon Magnus/Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Sheryl Crow Atlanta ATLive Concert
Photo Credit: Brandon Magnus/Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Sheryl Crow Atlanta ATLive Concert
Photo Credit: Jay Bendlin/Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Lionel Richie

Next up was Lionel Richie, who followed suit with his own set of well-known songs, including “All Night Long,” Brickhouse,” and “Hello.” Out of the evening’s three performers, Richie arguably put on the best show. Making full use of the stage and all the stadium’s tech.

He also engaged in banter with the audience a number of times, making references to him being a judge on American Idol and younger fans in the audience not knowing who he was.

Lionel Richie at Atlanta ATLive Concert
Photo Credit: Brandon Magnus/Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Lionel Richie at Atlanta ATLive Concert
Photo Credit: Brandon Magnus/Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Lionel Richie at Atlanta ATLive Concert
Photo Credit: Brandon Magnus/Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Lionel Richie at Atlanta ATLive Concert
Photo Credit: Brandon Magnus/Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Billy Joel

And Billy Joel rounded out the evening with a series of fan-favorite songs, including “Piano Man”, “My Life,” and “Uptown Girl.” While Joel’s set was considerably less flashy, all fans need from Joel is him at a piano with a harmonica close by. 

Billy Joel at Atlanta ATLive
Photo Credit: Brandon Magnus/Mercedes-Benz Stadium

FanBolt’s Experience at 2022 ATLive

ATLive is always a great time, and this year’s lineup did not disappoint! Seeing Billy Joel live was an exceptionally special experience for me. Not only did I grow up listening to his music, but I also skated and competed to “Uptown Girls” a dozen times during my youth.

I can’t wait to see who they bring next year, and as soon as we get the word, we’ll let you all know as well! In the meantime, we’ll leave you with a few of our favorite memories from the evening.

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  1. Billy Joel owned the 1st night of ATLive. Sheryl Crow was very good, but Lionel Ritchie’s sound was mixed too loud to be a great set. Joel’s sound was perfect and the 2 hour 15 minute setlist was awesome. The other two were good warm-ups, but no comparison to the main event.