For most folks, the coming of summer means the start of some serious, sun-soaked downtime — chill-tastic stints at festivals, cookouts, beaches, etc. But for Atlanta’s community of music makers (just like other creative cats from across the nation), the coming of summer signals the beginning of what could be their busiest time of year.
Raphael Saadiq plays this year’s ONE Musicfest, going down September 7 + 8.
Every Sunday starting June 2: Chaka Khan Hacienda — DJ Ree de la Vega’s off-the-wall disco/house/reggae- fueled day party, Chaka Khan Hacienda, kicks off its 2019 summer stint. Expect the usual funky sounds from some of the city’s best turntable jocks, along with tasty rotating food pop-ups and vendors selling dope gear and merch. Free. 5 p.m. 8arm, 710 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE. http://www.instagram.com/chakakhanhacienda.
House singer/dancer Cortney LaFloy
Cortney LaFloy — “No Time” + “Crossroads”
Since debuting on the scene in 2014 with hit track “Dance4You,” singer/dancer Cortney LaFloy has become one of the most consistent voices for house music coming out of Atlanta. She’s been dropping new cuts on an almost annual basis, and her latest single — “No Time” (written by LaFloy and produced by Rick Lenoir) — was released just a few months ago, along with a slew of remixes. We’ve even caught wind of yet another single, titled “Crossroads,” that she recently dropped. So, make no mistake, she’s been putting in work.