A3C [All 3 Coasts] Festival & Conference is the preeminent Hip-Hop event in the US, commonly referred to as, “Hip-Hop’s family reunion.”

Empowering, inspiring and educating those that shape Hip-Hop culture for 12 years.

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A3C is bringing 1996 back!

The year 1996 marked an iconic era in hip hop music, from record sale peaks to the release of some of the most memorable albums, the year will be celebrated in a big way. On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the 2016 A3C Festival & Conference in partnership with Mass Appeal will represent all coasts while commemorating the 20-year anniversary of 1996 with performances by Bone Thugs N Harmony (Midwest), Bun B (South), Too $hort (West), Redman (East) and more to be announced

Bone Thugz N Harmony's Krayzie Bone exclaims, "It's definitely an honor to perform on the 1996 stage.  That year we released "Crossroads" and basically changed the game. That whole time period of music was thriving at that time, so we plan to bring all that energy to the stage at A3C and are very excited to be apart of this event!"

In addition to a series of performances and informative discussions, A3C will also throwback to the legendary spring break event ‘96 Freaknik with an exclusive after-party at Delightful Eatz (421 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312) starring Kilo Ali, DJ Nabs & DJ Jelly, among other well known pioneers from the nightlife and music scene.

A3C Festival

Over 1,500 performing artists.

More than 75 shows & events.

Outdoor Festival Grounds featuring live performances from Hip-Hop’s most iconic and promising artists.

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A3C Conference

Over 300 industry experts.

More than 80 panels, workshops, mixers & sessions. 

Hip-Hop's most influential music makers, executives and entrepreneurs share stories, tips and insight.

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2015 Highlights

2016 A3C Festival & Conference Schedule

 Wed, Oct 5Thu, Oct 6Fri, Oct 7Sat, Oct 8Sun, Oct 9
Festival Grounds - - X X X
Shows & Events X X X X X
Conference Center@ Loudermilk Center 10a - 8p 10a - 8p 10a - 8p - -
Pro Audio@ SAE Atlanta     11a - 8p 11a - 8p  

* full conference session schedule & speakers coming soon*

"The festival offers something for every hip-hop fan, transcending generations and geography and welcoming both the trappers and the backpackers."
"A five day smorgasbord of concerts, panels, film screenings and live art… Whether you’re a major or minor fan of hip-hop — and especially if you are local — an A3C stop should be on your radar."
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
"A3C is a hip-hop fan’s fantasy. The annual festival is getting bigger every year."
Top 12 'Must-Attend' U.S. Music Festival
The Grammys

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  • J. Cole
  • Action Bronson
  • De La Soul
  • Jeezy
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Bun B
  • Questlove
  • Ghostface Killah
  • DJ Premier
  • Too Short
  • B.o.B
  • 2 Chainz
  • 9th Wonder
  • Meek Mill
  • Schoolboy Q
  • A$AP Rocky
  • A$SAP Ferg
  • Lecrae
  • Big K.R.I.T
  • August Alsina
  • Big Boi
  • Devin The Dude
  • G-Eazy
  • Scarface
  • Danny Brown
  • Ca$h Out
  • Young Thug
  • Mike Will Made-It
  • Madlib
  • Mobb Deep
  • Rakim
  • Wale
  • The Clipse
  • 8Ball & MJG
  • Tech N9ne
  • Ty Dolla $ign
  • Curren$y
  • Cam’ron
  • The Juice Crew
  • Dej Loaf
  • Juvenile
  • Pharoahe Monch
  • Dom Kennedy
  • Jay Electronica
  • Jean Grae
  • Hopsin
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  • Da Beatminerz
  • Killer Mike
  • Big Daddy Kane
  • Raekwon
  • Mystikal
  • Soulection
  • King Chip
  • Dead Prez
  • Pete Rock
  • CunninLynguists
  • Black Thought
  • Slum Village
  • The Lox
  • Camp Lo
  • M.O.P
  • Ab-Soul
  • Crooked-I
  • Aesop Rock
  • Rockie Fresh
  • Freddie Gibbs
  • Rich Homie Quan
  • Chuck Inglish
  • DJ Kid Capri
  • GZA
  • DJ Scratch
  • Murs
  • Kool Keith
  • Cannibal OX
  • RA The Rugggedman
  • Iamsu!
  • Raury
  • Talib Kweli
  • Stalley
  • Don Connon
  • Vic Mensa
  • Casey Veggies
  • Just Blaze
  • Mistah Fab
  • Peanut Butter Wolf
  • Waka Flocka
  • Cyhi The Prynce
  • Lil Bibby
  • Rittz
  • J-Live
  • Ski Beatz
  • Problem
  • Dizzy Wright
  • Jay Rock
  • Travis Porter
  • Twista
  • Jarren Benton
  • Bryan Michael Cox
  • Vic Mensa
  • Lil Durk
  • Jon Connor
  • Migos
  • Yelawolf

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