ATL Soul Weekly (June 2-8): Chaka Khan Hacienda, Lil’ John Roberts + more

Chaka Khan Hacienda strikes back June 6 (Photo courtesy of Chaka Khan Hacienda)

Presenting ATL Soul Weekly, Slo*Mo’s curated look at some of the week’s most notable sights, sounds and events.


June 6 — Chaka Khan Hacienda: After a long-ass pandemic-induced hiatus, DJ/event producer Ree de la Vega’s raucous, tongue-in-cheek soiree series — Chaka Khan Hacienda — returns for weekly in-person partying. Expect to hear copious amounts of disco, funk, house and other foot-moving sounds via a rotating cast of all-star record spinners. And the whole thing is served up in an indoor-outdoor setting, for folks still a little weary about large, body-rocking crowds. Free admission. Every Sunday. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. 8arm. More info:

June 2 — Backstage Jams: Presented by drummer/bandleader Lil’ John Roberts, FGW LLC, and Soulful Distance Band, featuring guest vocalist Sauvi Duvin. $10 (after 10 p.m.). 8 p.m. (doors); show starts at 10 p.m. BackStage. More info:

June 4 — High Frequency Friday: Oh, and Ree is also hosting/curating High Frequency Friday at the High Museum this Friday. Free-$20. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. High Museum of Art. More info:

June 4 — Ropeadope Music & Arts Festival. Free. Online. 3 p.m.-6 p.m. More info:

June 5 — Drive-In Concerts Summer Kick-Off: Featuring Carl Thomas, Chrisette Michele, Ruff Endz, The ATL Hip-Hop Legends (Mr. Collipark, Raheem The Dream and Kilo Ali)—and more. Ticket prices vary. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Atlanta Expo Center North (Parking Lot). More info:

June 5 — Dom Flemons: Grammy-winning singer/musician; member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. $60. 9 p.m. Eddie’s Attic. More info: