A southwest High Point event and creative venue called Cohab Space is expanding its mission with more nonprofit involvement. The move also means fewer outdoor concerts there hosted by the well-known Ziggy’s.
Last year, Ziggy’s hosted a whole season of outdoor concerts at the former mill site.
Ziggy’s owner Jay Stephens says he likes the High Point market, but is transitioning to a more mobile service, hosting shows in various places — including Winston-Salem’s Millennium Center — rather than being tied down to one location.
Cohab owner John Muldoon says he’s still working with Ziggy’s on individual dates, but plans to focus on benefits hosted by area nonprofits. He says the goal is to connect with organizations working to reactivate southwest High Point.
Muldoon says he doesn’t want the venue to be seen as a club or nightclub.
“We want to be a music venue that's very family-orientated," he says. "We want to do a music venue where we can have food in the afternoon and people sticking around to hear the main band come on at a reasonable time and get home to their kids.”
Muldoon says the emphasis will be on food, arts, design and music.