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A3C showcase events require an Executive pass, or A3C pass.

Conference passes, and Festival passes are for the conference center and festival grounds only, and do not provide entry to showcases events.

  • Wednesday, Oct 4, 12:00 AM - 2:15 AM
    ACID Cigars Stage @ Aisle 5
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: $20
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    GRYNDFEST IV

    The #GRYNDFEST With BhramaBull , DinnerLand and The Sound Gallery is Back Again at A3C! With The tandem of promotions, Content Creators , Curators...

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  • Wednesday, Oct 4, 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Squarespace Marquee Stage @ Mammal Gallery (Downstairs)
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: $25
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    ATLA Entertainment presents: Artist Academy

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  • Wednesday, Oct 4, 8:00 PM - 12:30 AM
    Music Room
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $10
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Sonny Bamboo & Savage Fam Prod presents The Bar Exam: Concert + Rap Battle powered by Rapgrid.com

    Battle Rap heavy weights and bar raising emcee's from Atlanta to New York come together for one night to kick off A3C. $10 at the door Doors...

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  • Wednesday, Oct 4, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Edgewood Pizza
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: Free
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Stay + Pizza Party

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  • Wednesday, Oct 4, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Stankonia Studios
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Live From The Mothership

    The 2nd Annual Live From The Mothership showcase will feature a few of atlanta's artists who definitely have next in the music industry. Taking...
  • Wednesday, Oct 4, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    ACID Cigars Stage @ Aisle 5
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: $20
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Pow-TV.net presents S3CBAG SEASON

    POWTV and Thisis50's Hynaken bring their S3Cmbagseason show best known on Thisis50.com to Atlanta. The popular podcast brings out the best up and...

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  • Wednesday, Oct 4, 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    TEN ATL
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $10
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Sincerely Jsmn presents Electric Flow

    Electric Flow is a high energy showcase that'll carry a positive charge! Presented by Philadelphia-based curator, SincerelyJsmn and powered by...

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  • Wednesday, Oct 4, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Squarespace Discovery Stage @ Mammal Gallery (Upstairs)
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: $25 or Free w/ Student ID
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    A3CatGSU presented by Panther Entertainment Group

    Students & Faculty from Georgia State University have started a program to develop the next generation of top charting artists! This showcase is a...

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  • Wednesday, Oct 4, 9:00 PM - 1:30 AM
    529
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $15
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Mortier Music Showcase

    NYC transplant, ATL resident J-Live enlists an eclectic lineup of indie hip hop from both his home bases for A3C's 2nd Mortier Music Showcase....

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  • Wednesday, Oct 4, 9:00 PM - 1:30 AM
    Masquerade (Hell)
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: $40 or Free w/ Registration at Boost Mobile Swish Session
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    T.I.G. Records 5th Year Anniversary presented by Boost Mobile

    Boost Mobile and A3C have teamed up to celebrate the 5 year anniversary for T.I.G. Records, one of hip-hop's most influential independent record...

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  • Wednesday, Oct 4, 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Space2
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $15
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Beer and Tacos presents: First Stop

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  • Thursday, Oct 5, 12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Music Room
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $10
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Rostrum Records presents 2.0 Artist Showcase

    ​"Rostrum Records artist-centric approach to developing talent has resulted in the company becoming one of the most successful, pioneering, and...

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  • Thursday, Oct 5, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Delightful Eatz [Roof Top]
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    CareFree Black Girl Stage

    At this year's A3C festival stage, the Carefree Black Girl movement will shine a spotlight on women together in a safe space where they can...

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  • Thursday, Oct 5, 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Squarespace Discovery Stage @ Mammal Gallery (Upstairs)
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: $15 or Free w/ RSVP
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Discovery Stage: Thursday Edition

    Witness some of the most promising independent artists in hip-hop. For months leading up to A3C Festival & Conference, we selects 6 stand out...

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  • Thursday, Oct 5, 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    The Earl
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $15
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Live Comedy Mixtape

    Imagine Saturday Night Live, The Chappelle Show or In Living Color performed over a bed of dope tracks & instrumentals beats. Because...

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  • Thursday, Oct 5, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Stankonia Studios
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Live From The Mothership (R&B edition)

    The 1nd Annual Live From The Mothership (R&B edition) showcase will feature a few of atlanta's artists and songwriters who definitely have next in...
  • Thursday, Oct 5, 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Union EAV
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Street Execs presents Bring Your Own Beats

    #BringYourOwnBeatz is a monthly showcase created for producers, of all genres, to showcase their talents and upcoming projects. Our Jam Sessions...

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  • Thursday, Oct 5, 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    ACID Cigars Stage @ Aisle 5
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: $20
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Trappin 4 Dummies

    Is you Rapping, is you Trappin? … Is it all the same thing? With all the talk about what’s Rap & whats Trap we (THEBIGo) want to put our...

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  • Thursday, Oct 5, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Music Room
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    All 3 Coasts

    Artists from all three coasts are coming to Atlanta to rock on one stage. Come and discover some of the best talent from across the US, and overseas.

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  • Thursday, Oct 5, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    TEN ATL
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $10
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Tasty Vibes

    The "Tasty Vibes" showcase is curated by Brianna "BreezyB" DeMayo of Taste Creators and Jay Holz of Positive Vibe. TasteCreators was just...

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  • Thursday, Oct 5, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Terminal West
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: $10
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Swisher's Pack Night

    As a part of their Pack Night series, our partner, The Swisher Sweets Artist Project is bringing Young Dolph to perform at Terminal West on...

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  • Thursday, Oct 5, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Squarespace Marquee Stage @ Mammal Gallery (Downstairs)
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: $15
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Cool Club presents: Major Independent$

    "These artist are independent but they are doing it in a major way. Eight artists have elevated their game above the competition and have managed...

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  • Thursday, Oct 5, 9:00 PM - 1:30 AM
    529
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $15
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    First Light presented by Speakeasy

    First Light at 529 on October 5th. curated by Speakeasy Promotions. In the spirit of A3C, all 3 coasts will be represented. Opio (Souls of...

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  • Thursday, Oct 5, 10:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Space2
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $15
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Cigars & Cognac 3

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  • Friday, Oct 6, 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
    Union EAV
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    F.I.L.A. (Forever.I.Love.Atlanta)

    the Forever.I.Love.Atlanta stage is a collective of hip hop and rnb artist who is from Atlanta or establish in Atlanta culture. THE F.I.L,A PARTY...

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  • Friday, Oct 6, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    FACET Gallery
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: Free
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    PROPAGANDA!: Action Summit After Party

    Co-curated by FACET Gallery and Soap Goods Creative, PROPAGANDA! will feature propaganda posters created by Atlanta artists. Enjoy a dash of...

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  • Friday, Oct 6, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    ACID Cigars Stage @ Aisle 5
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: $15
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    NEXTUP

    #NEXTUPA3C was created for artists discovery. Far too many times in Hip-Hop real talent gets over looked and the goal is to highlight the...

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  • Friday, Oct 6, 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    TEN ATL
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $10
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Carolina Waves

    It couldn’t stop at J. Cole. North Carolina’s next acts to blow display exactly what it means to both turn up and get conscious in every new...

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  • Friday, Oct 6, 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Squarespace Discovery Stage @ Mammal Gallery (Upstairs)
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: $15 or Free w/ RSVP
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Discovery Stage: Friday Edition

    Witness some of the most promising independent artists in hip-hop. For months leading up to A3C Festival & Conference, we selects 6 stand out...

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  • Friday, Oct 6, 8:00 PM - 1:30 AM
    Music Room
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $10
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    ATL's Own presented by A3C & Schweinbeck

    Atlanta has become ground zero for talented hip-hop artists, and A3C has been breaking talent since 2005. ATL's Own presented by A3C &...

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  • Friday, Oct 6, 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Squarespace Marquee Stage @ Mammal Gallery (Downstairs)
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: $15
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Welcome To Tha South

    Welcome To Tha South is a yearly staple at both A3C and SXSW presented by ThaFixx and SF2 Media Group. This year's A3C edition is powered by TST...

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  • Friday, Oct 6, 9:00 PM - 1:30 AM
    The Earl
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Check The Rhyme 2

    This show is a celebration of Hip-Hop. It bridges the gap from the new to the new to the traditional. It's celebrates the essence of Hip-Hop with...

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  • Friday, Oct 6, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Delightful Eatz
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Comedy Night

    Four hours! Two line ups! Atlanats biggest and craziest comics doing what they do best, slaying you with jokes! These guys are the future of...

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  • Friday, Oct 6, 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Space2
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $15
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    #RaiseTheBar

    #RaiseTheBar Showcase is an extension of The Combat Jack Show which features some of the most sought after artist(s) in hip hop.This is the very...

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  • Friday, Oct 6, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    God Is Dope
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Strictly RnB

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  • Friday, Oct 6, 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    529
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $15
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    A Night in the Vault

    @a3cfestival goers get ready! @theblackbank & @heat100radio Presents. "A Night In The Vault" Performing Live!!!!!!!!!!!!! Planet Asia, Radio...

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  • Friday, Oct 6, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Stankonia Studios
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Playlist Party

    Playlist Party, the #1 Organic Networking & Episodic Concert Series, is taking over A3C 17' - An interactive experience where party goers drive...

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  • Friday, Oct 6, 11:30 PM - 2:15 AM
    ACID Cigars Stage @ Aisle 5
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: Free w/ Signup at Aisle 5
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Trappin for the 99 & 2000s - ACID Afterparty

    Trappin For The '99 & 2000s is a spinoff of Junae Brown and Kim Chanel's infamous NYC event Trappin N' Dabbin. Although there will be plenty of...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Delightful Eatz
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Eggs Over Brunch

    Eggs Over is a brunch party themed around the discography of an artist, region, or period of time in music. Partnering with like-minded DJs,...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Spinrilla House @ Georgia Freight Depot
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: $39+
    (free entry with an A3C, Executive, or Festival pass)

    Spinrilla Saturday

    The Spinrilla House at the A3C Festival is inside the Georgia Freight Depot in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Spinrilla is the music discovery...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Swisher Sweets Artists Lounge @ The Georgia Freight Depot
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C, Executive, or Festival pass)
  • Saturday, Oct 7, 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Toyota Music Main Stage @ The Georgia Freight Depot
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: $39+
    (free entry with an A3C, Executive, or Festival pass)

    A3C Festival: Fool's Gold DAY OFF

    The A3C Festival is a 2-day outdoor hip-hop festival in the heart of downtown Atlanta at the Georgia Freight Depot. Fool’s Gold DAY OFF is an...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Delightful Eatz
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    [#NameThatSample] Interactive Experience

    [#NameThatSample] istandard x DJ Teknology x A3C Festival team up to bring you a dope interactive gameshow based on your knowledge of samples! DJ...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Delightful Eatz [Roof Top]
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    [istandard iwrite songwriter experience] A3C Edition

    Songwriters, we finally have an event for you to get seen & heard! The [istandard] iwrite songwriter experience will feature 20 of the dopest...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
    Delightful Eatz
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    istandard [trakhouse] Artist Performances

    Sonny Bonoho x Bobby Sessions x AdELA perform 10 minute sets each
  • Saturday, Oct 7, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Cafe Circa [Roof Top]
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Main Source 25th Anniversary

    Come hang out and celebrate the Main Source and the 25th Anniversary of Breaking Atoms rooftop party with special guest appearances, custom...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    ACID Cigars Stage @ Aisle 5
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: $20
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Commissions DJs presents We Run This S#!T

    Join DJ holiday and the hottest DJs in the city The Commission, as they bring you "We Run This S#!T " Staring Lil Baby, Mack sauce , Childish...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Delightful Eatz
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    [#TheNewATL]

    Some of today’s most influential producers working in the city will discuss the impact ATL has had on the production world as a whole. From...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Union EAV
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Level Up ATL

    The Dirty Boy Social Club and Dirty Girl Social Club presents Level Up ATL Artist Showcase highlighting the best and the brightest of Atlanta's...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Squarespace Discovery Stage @ Mammal Gallery (Upstairs)
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: $15 or Free w/ RSVP
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Discovery Stage: Saturday Edition

    Witness some of the most promising independent artists in hip-hop. For months leading up to A3C Festival & Conference, we selects 6 stand out...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Music Room
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $10
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    The Elevated

    The "Elevated at A3C" is a diverse concert that caters to the next superstars of hiphop Music.The Elevated is a national independent concert...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 8:45 PM - 9:15 PM
    Delightful Eatz
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    [#BehindTheRhymes] Interview & [#InfluenceAward] w/ DJ Toomp

    We will be honoring the legendary DJ Toomp for his contributions to music production and the hip hop culture overall. We will be talking about his...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 9:15 PM - 11:00 PM
    Delightful Eatz [Roof Top]
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    [Kaotica] Beats & Bars Lounge

    This interactive experience is where artists can showcase their bars over producers beats LIVE for 5 mins each. Artists & Producers can sign up on...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
    Delightful Eatz
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    [istandard producer show] A3C Edition

    The largest producer experience returns to the A3C once again with 24 of the most talented up and coming beat makers from across the world. The...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Space2
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: $15
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Fast Forward

    Fast Forward is a special event series at the nexus of music & culture's biggest emerging trends. Quite Hype Records brings you a one-night only...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Masquerade (Heaven)
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: $40
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    Worldstar & Opposition presents:

    **WorldstarHipHop is taking on A3C** The top hip-hop site, WorldstarHipHop, has teamed up with top hip-hop network, Opposition, to bring the best...
  • Saturday, Oct 7, 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Squarespace Marquee Stage @ Mammal Gallery (Downstairs)
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: $15
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    AnimalxHouse presents: Sharks In The Water

    Description: Animal House presents Sharks In The Water; an artist discovery performance platform featuring 10 of the most promising emerging...

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  • Saturday, Oct 7, 11:30 PM - 2:15 AM
    ACID Cigars Stage @ Aisle 5
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: Free w/ Signup at Aisle 5
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    All Vinyl Everything - ACID Afterparty

    All Vinyl Everything is a nostalgic experience for music lovers of all generations. By pulling out the crates and dusting off the vinyl, AVE...

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  • Sunday, Oct 8, 12:15 AM - 2:00 AM
    Delightful Eatz
    Age: 21+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C or Executive Pass)

    [#PlugPlugPass] A3C Edition

    Celebrity producers control the music for 7 minutes each play their known catalog, exclusives and new beats!

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  • Sunday, Oct 8, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Spinrilla House @ Georgia Freight Depot
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: $39+
    (free entry with an A3C, Executive, or Festival pass)

    Spinrilla Sunday

    The Spinrilla House at the A3C Festival is inside the Georgia Freight Depot in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Spinrilla is the music discovery...

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  • Sunday, Oct 8, 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Toyota Music Main Stage @ The Georgia Freight Depot
    Age: All Ages
    Door Price: $39+
    (free entry with an A3C, Executive, or Festival pass)

    A3C Festival: Nas, Ghostface Killah + More

    A3C Festival @ The Georgia Freight Depot is an indoor/outdoor festival in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Enjoy some of hip-hop's best MCs with a...

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  • Sunday, Oct 8, 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Swisher Sweets Artists Lounge @ The Georgia Freight Depot
    Age: 18+
    Door Price: TBD
    (free entry with an A3C, Executive, or Festival pass)