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What are the dates for 2018 A3C Festival & Conference?

Wednesday, October 3rd - Sunday, October 7th

Where is the A3C Festival & Conference?  

A3C Conference Center @ The Loudermilk Center

October 3rd, 4th & 5th

40 Courtland Street Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

Action Summit @ Auburn Ave Research Library

October 4th & 5th

101 Auburn Ave NE

Atlanta, GA 30303


Creator Complex @ GSU Creative Media Industries Institute

October 5th

1 Park Place NE

Atlanta, GA 30303


A3C Festival @ The Georgia Freight Depot

October 6th & 7th

65 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

A3C Showcase & Event Venues are primarily located in Downtown, Old 4th Ward and East Atlanta Village. Venues are listed in the A3C App.


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.

Line-up and schedule is subject to change.


Where can I buy an A3C Pass?

You can buy passes online here: http://www.a3cfestival.com/attend

You can also buy a pass (if available) at the Box Office Centers (below)


I bought an A3C Pass online, where do I get my A3C Wristband?

You should receive an email notification after ordering passes.   Print your pass or bring a valid ID to any A3C Registration or Will Call location.  You can pick up your pass at any A3C Registration or Will Call location.

More information to follow on times and exact locations for A3C Registration.


I lost my A3C wristband, what do I do now?

After you check-in and receive your A3C wristband, you are 100% responsible for your A3C pass.  If your A3C wristband has been lost or stolen, you'll have to purchase a new A3C pass.


I bought an A3C Pass online, can I return my Pass?

A3C is a rain or shine event and ALL sales are final.  Please make sure you can attend A3C before purchasing a pass.

No refunds or exchanges. You can give your pass away or transfer via eventbrite. Please visit Universe Customer Support for more information.

You can upgrade your pass on-site.


How can I get a Media Pass?

More information on Media Submissions: http://www.a3cfestival.com/media-passes


Can I buy a Single Day A3C Pass?

A Limited number of Conference Daily or Festival Daily passes will be made available. Please visit www.a3cfestival.com/attend


How do I see 1 artist or 1 show?

Every event is different, but you may be able to buy a pass to a specific A3C Show at the venue, the day of the show.  

The availability is limited and will be made unavailable once capacity is reached.

Prices vary depending on the venue and show.   


Can I see 1 speaker or conference session?

You can buy a Single Day Conference Pass.


If I already bought a Pass can I change or upgrade my Pass?

You will be able to upgrade on-site at any of A3C’s Box Office/Registration locations.  The cost of the change will be the difference between your current and desired pass, at the current cost.

You can change a Conference or Festival pass to an A3C or Executive Pass.  

You can change an A3C to a Executive Pass.

However, you can not downgrade a pass from an Executive Pass or A3C to a Festival or Conference Pass.

You may buy a VIP Upgrade for a Festival or A3C Pass.

... while supplies last.


Is A3C an All-Ages Event?

A3C Conference and A3C Festival are open to all ages.

Select showcase venues are 21+ or 18+, depending on the venue policies.  Venue age restrictions are listed on the venue’s website and App profile.


Are there Group Discounts?

Yes!  Groups of 3, or larger, will get 20% off their passes.

Not available for Executive Pass or VIP Upgrades.


Artist & Speaker Info

I am an Artist and/or Speaker, where do I get my pass?

Registration info coming soon...


Programming, Partnering & Performing

I am an artist or DJ, how do I perform at A3C?

Artist Submissions for 2018 will open soon! Please sign up for our mailing list to get notified when the submission period opens.

We ONLY accept artist submissions via Sonicbids.  You must have an active Sonicbids account to submit your EPK for review.  

Sonicbids is an online platform that brings musicians together with people looking to book shows or license music.  Sonicbids provides tools to help connect artists with promoters, venues, and great music opportunities all over the world.  Sonicbids has exclusive partnerships with many taste-making events like SXSW, A3C and Bonnaroo.

Past Sonicbids selections include: Young Thug, Trinidad James, Rhymefest, Ca$h Out, Que, Black Sheep, Tanya Morgan, CJ Fly of Pro Era, & Propaganda.


How do I put on a showcase?

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A3C partners with brands, labels, media outlets, promoters and tastemakers to program, events and activations across Atlanta.  Many of these experiences are curated by.  A3C's showcases are one of the most influential artist discovery and promotional platforms in hip-hop.

A3C hosts more than 50 Shows, Events and Parties with over 1,000 performers across 10+ venues between Wed, Oct 4th - Sunday, Oct 7th.

Past curators include: BET, Noisey, Redbull, Zaytoven, Puma, Street Execs, Boiler Room, Boosie Badazz, MyMixtapez, Don’t Flop Entertainment, SESAC, De La Soul, Stones Throw, 9th Wonder, Soulection, Grand Hustle, BMI, The Recording Academy, URL and Talib Kweli.


How can I volunteer for A3C?

Apply to volunteer here: http://www.a3cfestival.com/volunteer

We're always looking for talented and passionate people to join the A3C team.  A3C is ONLY possible because of the hard work of countless individuals that dedicate time, resources and energy to make A3C a unique and special experience for all.

Team members will be required to work a minimum number of shifts throughout the weekend.  In exchange, they'll receive an A3C Festival & Conference Pass, A3C t-shirt, and be a fundamental part of the largest hip-hop festival & conference in the world.  


Travel & Lodging

Where and how should I book a Hotel in Atlanta?

AC Hotel Atlanta Downtown

101 Andrew Young International Boulevard


Room Rates

Single & Double: $150 + tax

Triple: $170 + tax

Quad: $190 + tax

1-Bedroom Suite: $299 + tax

More Info

The AC Hotel is only a few blocks from the A3C Conference Center and A3C Festival. You'll be able to walk, or if you hate walking you can take a very short UBER/LYFT.

If you're coming to ATL and want to get the most out of your experience, make sure you stay in the mix. You'll be staying with many of the artists, speakers and partners attending A3C Festival & Conference.


Are there any A3C deals on flights?

We currently do not have any special deals on flights.

IF you work at Delta, hit us up!