Atlanta hosts the second annual Drive-In Concert Series

One thing about Atlanta, we are going to jam! On Saturday, June 5th, Southside Atlanta was home to the second annual Drive-In Concert series at the Atlanta Expo Center. Hosted by the gorgeous Latia Ashley, the sold-out show was full of hip-hop and R&B, and DJ sets that were out of this world! The parking lot was full of open trunk beds, lawn chairs, coolers, and music lovers. Let’s just say when “Before I Let Go” played, it got real cookout like in there!

Opening the show was female recording artist Bonita Jolane with her soul-filled vocals. Others on the docket were artists like Kilo Ali, Raheem The Dream, and the Infamous Mr. ColliPark, so you can already imagine how the parking lot erupted. There were fans brought up on stage to dance, DJ sets where the entire crowd danced together, and unison singing that could be heard all the way down Jonesboro road! Then the dynamic R&B duo RuffEndz gave Atlanta a show that will not soon be forgotten. 

As the sun began to set, as if the promoters knew the perfect timing aesthetically, Chrisette Michele graced the stage in all white with a queen-like presence. Opening her performance with hits from her freshman album, the fans screamed while singing every word. People got out of their cars and came right up to the tip of the stage to watch in on as she belted effortlessly. Once she left the stage, immediately after to close the show was the one and only Carl Thomas. And let’s just say for that audience, it was love at first sight! Thomas did all of his signature hits as couples from the front row of cars to the back slow danced in the dark. It seemed for a moment that every couple in Atlanta was in that parking lot. 

The performers and press all gathered around the red carpet after to take pictures, do interviews, and gawk over the greatness that was the show’s lineup. For this to have been the second annual leave it, quarantine or not, we are looking forward to the next one!

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Photos & video by Jamall McMillian