Iconic Atlanta hip-hop group Goodie Mob is scheduled to perform a free concert in East Point later this month, an event that aims to highlight the city’s appeal as a happening ITP place to be.
On July 24, for the “Wednesday Wind Down In The Point” festival, Goodie Mob, known for classic albums such as 1995’s “Soul Food,” will take to the Downtown Commons at 2757 East Point Street, city officials tell Curbed Atlanta.
For the Dungeon Family legends—CeeLo Green, Khujo Goodie, T-Mo, and Big Gipp—the concert represents something of a homecoming, officials said. And it’s the latest news in East Point’s evolution as a more walkable, transit-friendly regional draw.
In May, East Point debuted its City Hall, which is a fraction of a new 32,130-square-foot development with its own amphitheater where the concert is scheduled to be held.
The complex brings new flair—including an outdoor water feature, among other facets—to a southside city of 35,000 often overshadowed by faster-developing communities.
Elsewhere, in April, crews broke ground on the newest StationSoccer location, the third installation of the famed Soccer in the Streets program around Atlanta.
The new pitch sits adjacent to the East Point MARTA Station.
East Point could also be on tap to receive a new brewery, cafe, and incubator as part of an adaptive-reuse project on Washington Avenue that would include a middle-housing component.
It’s all a culmination of East Point’s effort to become a destination for “live-work-play-shop-stay” status.
The July 24 event will also feature music acts such as Kilo Ali, Dana Dane, Cherrelle, and local group Jukebox, featuring Quinn, a former member of the national R&B group Blackstreet.
The event kicks off at 5 p.m., and East Point’s mayor is expected to give a special presentation with Goodie Mob at 7:45, right before the group performs.