Straight from the Sunbird Sand Music Festival, Dan Lu joined Piksy, who was about to leave for the same festival, in a maiden garden party at the Steers Gardens in a rare weekend family outing.
In spite of poor patronage, the affair was family fun, as the two urban artists dished out music, powered by equipment from Jai Bandaâ€™s entertainment set, Entertainerâ€™s Promotion.
It was a seemingly unknown artist, Brown Spade, who set the ball rolling, before another up-and-coming female artist, Lilia, took centre stage in a show brought by a new unit, Mango Entertainment.
The tempo rose when Kumbu went on stage to expose his sterner lyrics and soul soothing music tones.
When Piksy took centre stage, the jovial mood heightened as he treated the youthful audience to tracks from his maiden album, including the hit Unamata.
Dan Lu exposed a treat of finesse, as his Rockers Band pushed patrons on the floor, unlike the other artists who came before him.
â€œI used a CD because the band that backs me (Maziko) is at Sunbird Nkopola ready for our performance tonight. But this garden party shows we can still have something even in the buzz of other affairs,â€ said Piksy.
For Dan Lu, the party heralded a new dawn in performance at a venue previously dominated by drama and corporate events.
Mango Entertainmentâ€™s Steven Kamanga said the organisation decided to host the show to give people who failed to make it to Mangochi an alternative.
â€œWe are here to stay and this is just the beginning,â€ said Kamanga.