I’m just going to go ahead and say it A3C is the best event in the universe for hip-hop. It doesn’t just incorporate hip-hop’s biggest acts but gives intelligent minds the chance to throw their own events. Below I have a couple events that you might not have that don’t contain some of the festivals main acts. From stages to a place for artists to get materials to work on and promote their art.
Brea Simone Presents: Now You Know Featuring BigBabyGucci, Garren, ANoyd & More (October 3rd. Wednesday 9pm).
On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, A3C’s week of events will begin with an official showcase curated by Now You Know Entertainment. Following the success of the Now You Know Panel Edition (which featured: Rob Markman, Genius; Devin Cobbs, 4 Lovers Only, Erin A. Simon, Grass Routes Podcast/Revolt TV, Yan Snead, Dinnerland and DJ Meechie, Hot 93.7), the Now You Know A3C Edition will include performances from artists representing Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta and California.
Sponsored by RapFest, YUPNtwk and DMTS Radio Live, the Now You Know showcase will present a fusion of hip hop, R&B and pop sounds. The acts include: BigBabyGucci, Garren, ANoyd, Wasionkey, Iman, Coi Leray, Phay, Mike Flowz and Destiny Briona. “This is my first A3C showcase and I’m excited to have talent from different coasts come together and inspire an audience who respect an artist’s process,” says Now You Know Entertainment Founder and Connector of Dots, Brea Simone. “A3C is where artists can be heard and encouraged to improve their craft. It’s an honor to shine a light on talent from my home-state of Connecticut, as well influential artists making a name for themselves and the culture within their own state.”
The event will feature music by Hot 93.7’s DJ Meechie; and hosts, Nene (The Nene Show) and Pinky McCoy (PXVI Radio). The show will be held at Artisan Gallery (140 Peachtree Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia.).
[Creator Complex] Powered by istandard (October 5th 10am-10pm)
A3C Presents [Creator Complex] Powered by istandard. The [Creator Complex] is a one stop shop for over $100k worth of free resources for A3C badge holders from 10am to 10pm on Friday Oct 5th at GSU’s Creative Media Industries Institute [25 Park Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30303] Creatives such as artists, songwriters, producers, dj’s and music industry hopefuls can enter and get photo’s taken, a bio written, music mastered, a website built, a social media audit, tip on improving their youtube monetization, co write with platinum producers, flip samples and win gear, get scratches on their record and much more. Brands attending include Akai, Youtube, Native Instruments, Landing Lion & More. For more info go to a3cfestival.com/creator-complex
[A3C Trakhouse] Powered by Tracklib (October 6th 5pm-2am)
istandard presents the [A3C Trakhouse] Powered by Tracklib. The [A3C Trakhouse] is a full day of producer driven content at SPACE2 [485 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312] starting at 5pm on Sat Oct 6th. Trakhouse consists of a name that sample interactive gameshow with prizing, an exclusive interview/award presentations/beat cook up with grammy winning mega platinum producer Drumma Boy, our world famous istandard producer showcase, beats & bars lounge with 6 emcees & producers, as well as our #plugplugpass celebrity cyphers. Producers attending include Fuse [808 Mafia], Bink!, Streetrunner, Black Metaphor & Many more. For more info go to a3cfestival.com/istandard-trakhouse
Carefree Black Girl Stage (October 5th, Friday 10pm -2am)
Join us fresh off summer tour at this year’s A3C hip hop festival for #CareFreeBlackGirl stage . The all female stage aims to provide platforms for black women to share their talents while highlighting their brands. The CareFreeBlackGirl brands encourages fellowship through community and sisterhood. The event is open to both women and men.
Taking from it’s “stand out” A3C Festival and Conference stage, the CarefreeBlack stages will continue to be a platform to highlight talented female artists, DJ’s and entrepreneurs. Alongside countless female-owned businesses and vendors, the CareFreeBlackGirl Stage will have performances by rising acts from all over the country. The lineup includes Amazin From NYC , Atlanta’s own Umi & Destiney Briona , Miss Yoshi Vintage hailing from LA by the way of Flint Michigan and Baby Kahlo from Baltimore, Maryland. We got two floors of DJ sets from New York’s DJ 9AM, ATL’s DJ Bomb Jahlaam, and hailing from Boston, DJ Candy Raine. The stage will be hosted by Rellie Relz ( Jersey) and features past performers as special guest.
#CareFreeBlackGirl stage is sponsored by Curls and Palmers – so there will be free samples while supplies last.
With 300+ expected attendees, this activation will be indoor festival-style with vendor booths and interactive activities available. Enjoy a host of brands such as Stay (+) Inc at our pop up shop. There will be dope prizes, giveaways, art, and engaging performances – you’re sure to have an undeniably great time.
Entry to the CFBG stage is Free for A3C passholders. RSVP- https://carefreeblackgirla3c.eventbrite.com
#TastyVibes presented by Taste Creators & Positive Vibe Entertainment (October 4th @ 9pm)
Taste Creators is teaming up with Positive Vibe Ent. once again to curate our second official stage at the A3C Festival. Reflecting the name of the event, you are bound to catch some #TastyVibes. The line up features eight artists, all creating their own waves in their own ways. Headlining the show is Jag, who just released his “2700” project which features Ty Dolla Sign, Trey Songz and more. We’re following that up with Kelechi, who recently sold out his own headlining show in Atlanta. The line up also features Hustle Gang’s own, Translee, who recently dropped his “Freedom Summer” EP which is filled with organic sounds and old-school samples. Also on our stage is singer/songwriter, Suzanne Sheer, who has featured on tracks with Wiz Khalifa and just released her first solo single, “Conditioned”. Also joining us is Pittsburg’s own, Goldsmith who just racked up over 1 million well deserved streams and climbing. Bringing more relaxed vibes we have K Camp’s artist, True Story Gee, and Miami songstress, Dyna Edyne who was featured on Trina’s “Dynasty 6″ EP. A3C is in for a real treat. Make sure you download the official A3C Festival app so you can RSVP!
Electric Flow Stage (October 4th Doors Open @ 8pm)
Electric Flow strikes again! Philadelphia based curator, SincerelyJsmn connects with a plethora of artists and brands to bring a second rendition of Electric Flow. Get ready for a lively, high energy experience full of great performances and giveaways! Hosted by Atlanta’s own Sammy Approved and Streetz 94.5 ATL’s Dree Taylor. Thursday October 4th at 10PM at Union EAV!