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A3C Festival

A3C Festival features 500+ performances over 5 days, while the Hip-Hop community ascends on Atlanta to experience, celebrate and discover the most legendary, talented and promising artists from across the US, and abroad. Artists are continuously added to A3C Festival line-up and every night features surprise performances. In other words, the A3C Festival is an amazing Hip-Hop experience like no other.

Festival Grounds

The A3C Festival Grounds is open Friday – Sunday and is located in the heart of the Old 4th Ward, along the new Atlanta Streetcar line, near the corner of Edgewood & Boulevard.

The Festival Grounds is ground zero of A3C Festival and home to A3C’s Outdoor Main Stage. For three days the Hip-Hop community gathers to enjoy and celebrate the biggest and best artists and DJs in Hip-Hop. The Festival Grounds also cultivates an incredible cultural experience featuring: Live Art, The Best Atlanta Food Trucks, Drinks, DJs, Picnic Area, Games, Streetwear Brands, Free Swag and much much more.

Festival Grounds Hours:
Friday = 4:00 - 11:00pm
Saturday = 2:00 - 11:00pm
Sunday = 2:00 – 9:00


A3C Showcases take place between Wednesday - Saturday at select venues along the Atlanta Streetcar line in the Old 4th Ward and East Atlanta Village.

There are over 50 showcases produced and presented by the leading brands, organizations, media networks, record labels, promoters and influencers in Hip-Hop. Showcases are selected by an A3C committee to represent a comprehensive geographic, cultural and historical overview of Hip-Hop music. Make sure you do your research and plan ahead so you don’t miss the next big superstar performing.

Interested in submitting a showcase proposal?

Best Block Party Ever

A3C Festival ends each year with the annual Best Block Party Ever featuring some of Hip-Hop’s most iconic performers at the Festival Grounds.

"Luv to the team at A3C for givin artists a platform to be heard and build their craft!"

- Diddy

"A3C is the absolute best festival for rising Hip Hop talent. Their artist-first approach is priceless."

- Justin Hunte (Editor-In-Chief)

"A3C has been, and continues to be, what so many other music festivals can only still pretend to be; a place that truly showcases the next generation of hip-hop artists."

- Nathan Slavik (

"A3C is a beautiful thing, it brings a lot of culture and love to Atlanta."

- Talib Kweli

Submit to Perform at 2015 A3C Festival

We are proud to partner with Sonicbids to open 2015 A3C Festival artist submissions for FREE until August 31st. Over the years, A3C has selected hundreds of performers from Sonicbids to play A3C stages.

Sonicbids is the exclusive submission platform for 2015 A3C Festival. A3C does NOT accept unsolicited submissions.

Late Artist Submissions = September 1st – 19th ($50)

Each act that is NOT selected to perform from Sonicbids will receive a discount code for $25 off any A3C pass.

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

Showcase Submission

A3C showcases are produced and presented by the leading brands, organizations, media networks, record labels, promoters and influencers in Hip-Hop.

Each year, A3C hopes to present an array of showcases, and events, that reflect the diversity that exists in the hip-hop community.

2014 Showcase Curators Included: Redbull, Puma, VICE/Noisey, BET, BMI, Street Execs, Grand Hustle, TIG,, 9th Wonder/Jamla, Duck Down Records, Southern Hospitality, Ballers Eve, Digiwaxx, Datpiff, Mass Appeal, Fly Kix, Okayplayer & Speakeasy.

If you are interested in producing an official A3C Showcase, submit your information and showcase details.

Vending at A3C Festival

Several dozen vendors are selected to be a part of the A3C Festival Grounds. There is no better place to engage and interact with the Hip-Hop community, tastemakers and trendsetters from across the US, and abroad.

Who Should Apply?

  • Consumer Products
  • Streetwear Brands
  • Food & Beverage Brands
  • Associations & Organizations
  • Gaming
  • Auto

2014 A3C Festival Vendors Included: Reebok, Toyota, T-Mobile, Radio One, SAE Institute, Metro PCS, Heineken, Goodwood NYC, Staple Designs & Twenty Grand Vodka.

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A3C Alumni Include...

J. Cole, Action Bronson, 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, Lacrae, Big K.R.I.T, August Alsina, Big Boi, Devin The Dude, G-Eazy, Scarface, Danny Brown, Ca$h Out, Young Thug, Madlib, Mobb Deep, Rakim, Wale, The Clipse, 8Ball & MJG, Tech N9ne, Ty Dolla $ign, Curren$y, The Juice Crew, Juvenile, Pharoahe Monch, Dom Kennedy, Jay Electronica, Jean Grae, Hopsin, Freeway, Da Beatminerz, Killer Mike, Big Daddy Kane, Raekwon, Mystikal, King Chip, Dead Prez, 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!, Talib Kweli, Stalley, Don Connon, Vic Mensa, Casey Veggies Lil Durk, 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, Jon Connor, Yelawolf

...and thousands more.