Preview: The A3C Festival in Atlanta
A3C Festival 2012
Approaching a decade of transforming Atlanta into the epicenter of the hip hop community, the 5-day A3C Festival continues to promote the various aspects of Hip Hop throughout the city’s key cultural hubs. Building upon the, record breaking, attendance of over 20,000 in 2012, A3C branches out in 2013 to include new components to its Music, Art, Film, Technology themes. This year’s attendees will also experience a panel of events geared towards the Style and Film demographic; including Style Village presented by Karmaloop and screenings of films such as Our Vinyl Weights a Ton: This is Stones Throw. With what is being billed as 450 artists and counting confirmed to perform, make sure to browse the A3C Festival schedule page for an interactive break down of events to plan accordingly.
Of course, music is the main attraction. And, no matter what element of Hip Hop you tend to gravitate towards, A3C has a party that you will find appealing. From local talent like Grip Plyaz, Jacquees, and Miloh Smith representing Atlanta; to old school favorites like Greg Nice and Positive K performing together as Great Minds; to Starky Love himself; to the legendary Ghostface Killah these are a small sampling of the 400 names tightly squeezed into the festival’s promotions. If you can’t get out to play during the work week, make sure not to miss the Best Block Party Ever with DJ Maseo (De La Soul), Questlove (The Roots) and DJ Premier during a daytime performance in Atlanta’s Old 4th Ward section.
For the arts portion of the week, Washington, D.C.-based Art Whino Gallery is curating the Heineken Mural Project, selecting a handful of artists including Paper Frank, Angry Woebots, ClogTwo & Inkten, Chor Boogie and Marka27 to interpret the “Open Your World” theme. The Mural Launch party kicks off at ABV Gallery with daily events thereafter, including a Sunset Pop Up Party with Angry Woebots and a VIP event with Paper Frank at Flux Night. Check the mural map for detailed locations.
A3C Festival & Heineken Mural Project
Oct. 2 – Oct 6
A3C Venue Map
A3C Campus Map
Heinekin Mural Project Map
Photos: A3C & Heineken Mural Project