East Point’s free summer bash includes Montell Jordan, Jon B.

Singer-turned-pastor Montell Jordan will perform in East Point on May 22, 2019.
Singer-turned-pastor Montell Jordan will perform in East Point on May 22, 2019.

East Point is bringing some R&B greats to perform at a summer bash later this month.

“Wednesday Wind Down In The Point” will feature Montell Jordan, Jon B., Cherrelle and local band Soul Cartel.

The event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on May 22 at the Downtown Commons, 2757 East Point St., the city announced Thursday.

For the uninitiated, Montell Jordan sang the seminal 90s hit “This Is How We Do It.”

The Grammy-nominated artist left the music game full-time about a decade ago to become the pastor at Victory World Church in Norcross, where he remains.

Jordan, whose real name is Montell Du'Sean Barnett, also last month gave a sermon at the 75th Easter sunrise service at Stone Mountain.

Montell Jordan sings 'This Is How We Do It'

Also nominated for a Grammy in 1995, Jon B. had two Billboard top-10 hits with "They Don't Know" and "Someone To Love" featuring Babyface.

Jon B., whose real name is Jonathan David Buck, had album "Cool Relax"  go platinum, meaning it sold at least 1 million units, in the summer of 1998.

Cherrelle, born Cheryl Anne Norton, had popular mid-80s hits “I Didn't Mean to Turn You On” and “Saturday Love” with Alexander O’Neal — the latter was No. 26 on Billboard’s Hot 100 during 1986.

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Her song "Everything I Miss At Home" was Billboard's top R&B/hip-hop track for one week in December 1988.

City spokeswoman Shannon Wiggins said, like the first season last year, there will be events in June, July and August.

Previous reporting indicates that nearly 1,500 people attended the inaugural event last year when Angie Stone performed.

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