2018 A3C Festival & Conference
40 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Founded in 2005, A3C has grown from a local showcase to become one of the most important hip-hop events of the year, which is commonly referred to as “Hip-Hop’s Family Reunion."
A3C Festival includes performance by Wu-Tang Clan, Lil Wayne, The Diplomats, J.I.D, Trina, Curren$y, Young MA, PRhyme, Talib Kweli, Saweetie, Trouble, Lute, Lightskin Kiesha, Key!, Yung Baby Tate, Childish Major, Mannie Fresh, Westside Gunn + Conway, Lou The Human, Jarren Benton & Kato on the Track, Stevie Stone & JL, Caleborate, Ishdarr, Killumantii, Brax and Cherele at The Georgia Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta on October 6-7, 2018.
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Founded in 2005, the A3C Festival & Conference (Oct 3-7, 2018) has grown from a local showcase to become one of the most important hip-hop events of the year. It's a breeding ground for the next generation of stars while honoring the legends and trailblazers of hip-hop.
The 2-Day A3C Festival features 3 stages, food trucks, live art and more.
12pm - 11pm Daily
DJ stage will be curated Controllerise & WERC Crew
A3C Conference is the best event to network and learn from the innovators, entrepreneurs and music makers that shape hip-hop music and culture.
Over the 3-days A3C hosts dozens of panels, workshops, mixers, mentor sessions and interviews with hundreds of tastemakers, thought-leaders and industry experts.
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Executive Pass Information
Speakers Include: 8Ball & MJG (Artists), Abe Batshon (BeatStars, CEO), Amina Diop (The Diop Agency + Republic Records, CEO/ SVP of A&R), Amir Abbassy (EMPIRE, Head of Content), Brandon 'Jinx' Jenkins (Complex + Tidal, On-Air Host/Producer/Writer/Photographer/DJ), Bryan Calhoun (Pandora, Director) Caroline Simionescu-Marin (XL Recordings, A&R Manager), CashMoneyAp (CashMoneyAp, President), Chris Atlas (Warner Bros.Records, SVP Marketing/Head of Urban Marketing), Cortez Bryant (Maverick, Manager), David Ponte (Audiomack, Co-Founder & CMO), Dina Marto (Twelve Music & Studios, Owner & Founder), Ethiopia Habtemariam (Motown Records, President), Goodie Mob (Artist), J. Prince (Rap-A-Lot Records, CEO), James Cruz (Cruz Control Marketing, President), Janee Bolden (BOSSIP/BHM Digital, Managing Editor), Lola Plaku (Lola Media Group, CEO/Owner), OG Parker (Producer), Orlando McGhee (Roc Nation, SVP of A&R), RZA (Producer/Director/Writer), Rodney Carmichael (NPR, Hip-Hop Journalist), Ryan Wilson (The Gathering Spot, CEO/Co-Founder), Steve Stoute (United Masters + Translation, Founder and CEO), Timothy "timmhotep aku" Cornwall (Pitchfork, Senior Editor), Yoh Phillips (DJBooth, Senior Writer)
Companies Include: Adler Music Group • Akai • Audiomack • BeatStars • BOSSIP • Complex • Cornerstone • Create Music Group • CrossBorderWorks • DistroKid, DJBooth • Downtown Music Publishing • Feature.fm • Fusicology • Ingrooves Music Group • Instagram • Invest Atlanta • Jammber • Jaxsta •LANDR • LVRN Records • Lyrical Lemonade • Mass Appeal Records • Maverick • Milk and Cookies Festival • Motown Records • Music Entrepreneur Club • Native Instruments • NPR • Omni • Opposition • Pandora • Pitchfork • Plug • Rap-A-Lot Records • Reach Records • Republic Records • Roc Nation • Rostrum Records • SESAC • Songlink • Songtrust • SoundCloud • SoundExchange • Spinrilla • Spotify • Stem Disintermedia • SuperPhone •SXSW • TechSquare Labs • The Digital Plug • The FADER • The Gathering Spot • The Remedy • TIDAL • Translation • TuneRegistry • Twelve Music & Studios • United Entertainment Group • United Masters • VaynerMedia • Warner Bros Records • XL Recordings • YouTube
The Creator Complex will connect artists and producers with creative professionals to create valuable digital assets... for free! Artists and producers will be able to get a headshot, master music, make beats, collaborate with producers/artists, record music, write a bio, develop a website, design a logo and record a podcast.
The Action Summit for Social Justice connects activists, academics and artists to address social justice challenges, learn from community leaders and develop actionable initiatives.
5-Days of Shows, Events & Parties highlight different elements of hip-hop culture and feature hundreds of artists, producers, and DJs from around the world.
Pass Policy & Information
All sales final.
Event is rain or shine.
No refunds or exchanges.
Passes are transferable.
You can upgrade your pass on-site. To upgrade your pass you'll pay the difference in price between your pass and the desired pass.
You may register at A3C with a printed or digital copy of your ticket with QR code or bring a valid ID. You will pick up your wristband at the Loudermilk Center (Executive, Conference or 5-Day) or Georgia Freight Depot (Festival) during hours of operation.
The A3C Conference & A3C Festival are all age events.
Select venues are 18+ or 21+ depending on the venue policy.
Venues and conference rooms have limited capacity. Passes do not guarantee entrance. If there is a specific event you want to attend, be sure to show up early.
Line-up and schedule are subject to change.
By attending an Event, Ticket holders consent to filming and sound recording of themselves as members of the audience. The Promoter may use such films and recordings (including any copies) without payment.
Take MARTA to the A3C Festival at the Freight Depot. Exit at Five Points Station. One-Way Fare $2.50
Check In & Will Call
Executive + 5-Day + Conference Registration
The Loudermilk Center (40 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303)
Tuesday, Oct 2nd from 4pm – 8pm
Wednesday, Oct 3rd 9am - 8pm
Thursday, Oct 4th from 10am - 8pm
Friday, Oct 5th from 10am - 8pm
Festival Will Call
The GA Freight Depot (65 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303)
Saturday, Oct 6th from 11:30am - 11pm
Sunday, Oct 7th from 11:30am - 11pm
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