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Music • Tech • Culture

Atlanta, GA

A3C Festival & Conference engages and inspires the artists, entrepreneurs and creatives that shape culture. Founded in 2005, A3C has grown from a local hip-hop showcase to become one of the most important music, tech & culture events of the year

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A series of unforgettable concerts and experiences celebrating hip-hop icons and showcasing the most exciting artists of tomorrow at premier venues across Atlanta

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Dozens of keynotes, panels, workshops, mixers and sessions featuring hundreds of innovators and thought-leaders in music, tech, social justice, film and culture.

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Access available with VIP or GA passes

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The Hip-Hop Trailblazers


Artboard 5 copy 14-1-1

Tues, Oct 8 | SOUTH


Artboard 5 copy 12-1-2Wed, Oct 9 | EAST




Thur, Oct 10 | WEST


The Hip-Hop Trailblazer concert series at Masquerade (695 North Ave) from October 8-10 invites 4 icons who’ve shaped East, West and Southern hip-hop by starting influential movements and popularizing hip-hop genres.

Access available with VIP or GA passes

Conference Hubs

The Studio

presented by ACID Pro Next

Network and learn from hip-hop’s most influential music industry professionals and producers. Create, collaborate and experiment with the newest hardware, software and technology in music.

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The Artist Center

presented by Symphonic Distribution

A space for artists and music makers to connect, learn and develop their careers through a series of panels, workshops, mixers, mentorship and listening session.

The Creator Complex

presented by CD Baby

Connect music makers with creative professionals and experts to create valuable digital assets and provide actionable insight to help advance artist's careers.


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Past Performers...

J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, The Clipse, J.I.D, Lil Pump, 2 Chainz, Schoolboy Q, ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg, Lecrae, Big K.R.I.T, G-Eazy, 21 Savage, Vince Staples, Sonny Digital, Action Bronson, Young Thug, Mike Will Made It, Wale, Young M.A, Ty Dolla $ign, Curren$y, Dej Loaf, WifisFuneral, Playboi Carti, Dom Kennedy, Lil B, Saweetie, Smino, Vic Mensa, Metro Boomin, Rich The Kid, Ski Mask the Slumpgod, and Lil Yatchy


A3C is the absolute best festival for rising Hip-Hop talent. - HipHopDX


Connect with leaders in music, tech, social justice, film and business


Past Speakers...

A-Trak, Amina Diop, Angela Rye, Angela Yee, Brandon 'Jinx' Jenkins, Bryan-Michael Cox, CashMoneyAp, Cole Bennett, Chris Atlas, Dallas Austin, De La Soul, DJ Drama, Don Cannon, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Fadia Kader, Goodie Mob, J. Prince, Jermaine Dupri, Keisha Lance-Bottoms, Kawan “KP” Prather, Karen Civil, Killer Mike, Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Lil Rel, Mannie Fresh, Master P, Organized Noize, Paul Judge, Rob Stone, Robert Glasper, Ryan Leslie, RZA, Sonny Digital, Talib Kweli, Teddy Riley, Too Short, Troy Carter, Tuma Basa, Wyclef Jean, Zaytoven, Caroline Simionescu Marin, Sammye-Ruth Scott, Steve Stoute and Whitney-Gayle Benta.


It's culture. It's community. Everyone knows they can depend on A3C to offer them an opportunity. - CeeLo Green


Celebrating icons throughout hip-hop history


Past Performers...

Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Jeezy, De La Soul, The Diplomats, Bone Thugs, Too Short, Questlove, The Juice Crew, Rakim, Bun B, Big Daddy Kane, Mystikal, Juvenile, Pete Rock, Talib Kweli, Jungle Brothers, DJ Premier, Twista, Project Pat, Monie Love, Phife Dawg, Redman, Mobb Deep, AZ, M.O.P, The Lox, DJ Scratch, Aesop Rock, 9th Wonder, Brother Ali, Ras Kass, Buckshot, Sean Price, Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, Royce da 5’9.


The festival offers something for every hip-hop fan, transcending generations and geography and welcoming both the trappers and the backpackers. - NPR

In Their Words

"A3C is important for the culture because it cares about the community. It cares about awareness on all fronts, entrepreneurship for young people. [It] cares about people like me, who cares about young people and getting them to get into entrepreneurship, discovery of new technology, that type of thing. They’re involved and dialed into everything that’s happening across all fronts, and they care about hip hop. They care about culture. So that’s why I’m here" - Nas

A3C, that’s very important in the hip-hop community.

- 2 Chainz (Artist)

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

- Diddy (Artist/Entrepreneur)

A3C provided an opportunity for attendees ranging from artists to publicists to journalists to gather and meet minds, exchange ideas, and enjoy good music.

- Okayplayer

What started as a small local showcase in Atlanta has grown into a prime destination for anybody who’s anybody in the hip-hop world.

- The Boombox

I love being able to see new artists & how Hip-Hop is growing bring an elder in the game. Love being able to see this at home; A3C is dope for this

- Big Gipp (Artist)

The A3C Hip-Hop Festival, 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 next time around.


A3C is a hip-hop institution and annual gathering of like-minded individuals that happens in Atlanta.

- Rolling Out

A Pioneering conference that is steering Atlanta's entertainment community in the right direction.

- Philana Williams (Music Industry Veteran)