12th annual

A3C Festival & Conference

October 5-9, 2016 | Atlanta, GA

VIP Pass

Best for industry professionals, uber-fans and anyone looking to connect with iconic artists and industry influencers.

VIP attendees receive exclusive access, private events, food & drinks, swag and additional amenities.

Mar 21 Jul 31 Sep 23


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Limited # of Passes at Each Price. Available Only While Supplies Last 

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Festival + Conference Pass

Best for music lovers and industry professionals that want to fully engage with the hip-hop culture as well as learn and network.

Mar 21 Jul 31 Sep 23


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Discount Passes Available for Groups of 3 or More

Limited # of Passes at Each Price. Available Only While Supplies Last

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Festival Pass

Best for hip-hop fans that want to experience the festival grounds as well as the shows and events over 5 days, but don’t mind skipping most of networking and learning opportunities.

  • 75+ Shows & Events over 5-Days
  • 3-Days of Festival Grounds 
  • 1,000+ Performers
Mar 21 Jul 31 Sep 23


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Discount Passes Available for Groups of 3 or More

Limited # of Passes at Each Price. Available Only While Supplies Last

Single Day Festival Grounds Passes Are Only $67.

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Conference Pass

Best for music industry, entrepreneurs, institutions and organizations that want to learn, connect and network, but don’t mind skipping the festival grounds, shows and events.

  • 80+ Sessions, Panels, Interviews, Meet-Ups and Workshops
  • 3-Days of Conference Center & 2-Days of Pro-Audio Center
  • 300+ Speakers
Mar 21 Jul 31 Sep 23


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Discount Passes Available for Groups of 3 or More

Limited # of Passes at Each Price.  Available Only While Supplies Last

Single Day Conference Center Passes Are Only $131.

Buy Now

Pass Information

After you buy your pass, you'll get an email confrimation from Eventbrite. If you don't get the email, make sure to check your junk/spam folder.

All sales final.  We can't do refunds or exchanges, but you can give your pass away to someone else.

If you are having technical issues buying passes, or receiving a confirmation email, please contact the nice people at Eventbrite for help.

All Ages/18+/21+

The A3C Conference Center, Pro-Audio Center & Festival Grounds are open to all ages. Some A3C events held at bars or clubs may be 18+ or 21+ depending on the venue policy.

A3C is held rain or shine. That's how you know it's a real festival.

With 500+ performers, sometimes things happen. Performers miss planes, have family emergencies, etc. The A3C line-up and schedule are subject to change.

If you get to A3C and feel like treating yourself, you can upgrade your pass on-site.

You can pick up your badge and wristband at several locations at A3C. We haven't finalized the locations for 2016 yet, so hold tight. We'll send you an email with pick-up information.

Limited Discount Passes Available

at Select Atlanta Boutiques

WISH [447 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307]

Walter's [66 Decatur St SE, Atlanta, GA 30303]

Ginza [72 Upper Alabama St SW, Atlanta, GA, 30303]

Verse ATL [493 Flat Shoals Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316]

VIP Experience

VIP Access

Preferred Seating at the Ballroom in the A3C Conference Center. 

  • The first couple of rows in the Ballroom will be allocated for VIPs only.  The Ballroom is the “Main Stage” of the Conference Center and is home to some of the most exciting panels at A3C Conference.

VIP Section, Lounge & Bar at the Festival Grounds

  • There is a dedicated area in front of the Main Stage that is only accessible to VIPs.  VIPs are in the pit.  There is also a tented bar and lounge with couches, tables and chairs.
There is NO Backstage Access

Speaker/VIP Lounge in the A3C Conference Center

  • Wednesday, Oct 5th - Friday, Oct 7th from 10am - 7pm
  • The Speaker Lounge is only accessible by Speakers and VIP

Additional Benefits

VIP Assistant

There will be an on-site team dedicated to assist you and answer any questions you may have.  You can contact our dedicated VIP team by phone or email.

Food and Drink Vouchers for Festival Grounds

  • 5 Drink Vouchers
  • 1 Food Voucher

A3C Swag

  • 1 Voucher for Limited Edition A3C T-Shirt
  • 1 A3C Poster

VIP Events

Brunches in VIP/Speaker Lounge at the A3C Conference Center

  • Thursday, Oct 6 from 10am - 11am
  • Friday, Oct 7 from 10am - 11am

Welcome to ATL Reception in Ballroom at the Conference Center

  • Wednesday, Oct 5th from 7:30pm - 10pm
  • Only accessible for VIPs and Invited Guests
  • Open Bar & Catered Meal
We will be honoring CeeLo Green (A3C’s Cultural Influence Award) & Killer Mike (A3C’s Social Impact Award)

A3C and ChooseATL welcomes Hip-Hop to Atlanta and starts the week with an amazing event to hang out, eat, drink and begin the week on a good note.

A3C Social Club at Delightful Eatz Rooftop

  • Wednesday, Oct 5th from 10pm - 1am
  • Drink Tickets
A3C Social Club hosts monthly events in Atlanta for influencers, artists and the greater Atlanta hip-hop community to connect, share ideas and build.  

Ticketing & Box Office

Locations and hours to pick-up and purchases your A3C passes 

- Loudermilk Center -

Between Courtland St NE & Peachtree Center Ave NE

63 Auburn Ave
Atlanta, GA 30303

Open Hours

Tuesday, Oct 4 from 2pm – 8pm

Wednesday, Oct 5 through Friday, Oct 7 from 10am - 8pm 

Saturday, Oct 8 from 12pm – 8pm

- Peaceful Clouds -

482 Edgewood Ave SE

Atlanta, GA 30312

Open Hours

Wednesday, Oct 5 through Friday, Oct 7 from 5pm – 12am

Saturday, Oct 8 from 12pm – 12am 

- Festival Grounds Entrance -

Boulevard SE & Chamberlain St SE

Atlanta, GA 30312

Open Hours

Friday, Oct 7 from 4pm – 10pm

Saturday, Oct 8 from 2pm – 10pm

Sunday, Oct 9 from Noon – 9pm

Hotel Information



A block of rooms has been reserved from October 4, 2016 - October 9, 2016.

The special room rate will be available until September 21st or until the group block is sold-out. 

1 King Bed (Non-Smoking) = $158/Night

2 Double Beds (Non-Smoking) = $158/Night

Reserve a Room Here

160 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: +1-404-688-8600

The DoubleTree is walking distance from the Loudermilk Center (Google Map)

The DoubleTree is less than a 5 minute walk from the Peachtree Center Marta Station.

The DoubleTree is a couple blocks from Luckie at Cone Atlanta Streetcar stop.

Who Should Attend?

Hip-Hop heads and patrons 

Are immersed in Hip-Hop culture, music and art. Meet legends, discover your next favorite artist and enjoy Hip-Hop. 

Artists, producers, engineers and DJs

Learn from veterans and connect with the next generation of collaborators.

Music industry 

Engage with peers, discover the newest trends and prepare for the future of the music business.

Media and content creators

Come to produce compelling content.


Connect and create with like-minded individuals.

Entrepreneurs & start-ups

Build your network and learn from music tech and business leaders. 

Brand managers & marketing professionals

Keep their finger on the pulse and engage influences.


Get your career started.  Meet people, learn something and find opportunities. 

Ticketing Info

After your purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of A3C.  If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder.

If you are having any other technical ticketing-related issues with your order contact Eventbrite.

All sales final.  No refunds or exchanges.  You can give your pass away. 

You can upgrade your pass on-site.  

Event is rain or shine.

Conference Center, Pro-Audio Center & Festival Grounds are open to all ages.  Select venues are 18+ or 21+ depending on the venue policy.

Line-up and schedule is subject to change.


In Their Words

"A rare opportunity to complete a years worth of networking in less than a week. It's also a chance to learn different methods of promotion and getting your name out in the hip hop industry."
2015 A3C Attendee
"A must to attend at least once in your career as an Artist, Blogger, Marketer, Student or otherwise."
2015 A3C Attendee
"A3C is a gumbo of new artists trying to learn and network, veterans showing love, conscious and ratchet "turn-upness" with all the beauty and charm of Atlanta as the backdrop."
2015 A3C Attendee
"A3C was the best networking pool I have ever been to. The panels were extremely informative. The speakers were all covivial."
2015 A3C Attendee
"A must attend event for any serious, aspiring Hip-Hop artist or producer. The entire experience including networking opportunities, music business info and performances is incredible."
2015 A3C Attendee
"A great networking and musical experience. A motivational experience as well."
2015 A3C Attendee
"It is one experience that is like no other, as someone who manages artists, DJ'S, and other industry professionals this is a great music festival for the culture of Hip-Hop."
2015 A3C Attendee
"Great event to see dope acts you may have never heard of, a chance to learn the business side of music and network with others in the industry."
2015 A3C Attendee

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