BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene blog
For its 12th annual gathering, the A3C Festival and Conference has cultivated a lineup studded with major hip-hop names such as Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Bone Thugs N' Harmony, YFN Lucci, Bun B, Cam'ron, Young Dolph, Royce 5’9”, Redman with Def Squad’s Erick Sermon & Keith Murray, Too Short, Stalley, The Beat Junkies, Mystikal, Cousin Stizz, Sonny Digital and dozens more.
The festival, which takes place through Oct. 9 at venues throughout the Old Fourth Ward, East Atlanta Village and Little 5 Points, will also pay homage to the year 1996.
Those attending panels will convene at the A3C Conference Center at Loudermilk Center (40 Courtland Street, Atlanta).
Speakers tapped for the 2016 event include Master P, Troy Carter, Bad Boy’s The Hitmen, Anthony Saleh, Organized Noize, Fab 5 Freddy and representatives from Pandora, Spotify, BET and Reebok.
A three-day pass for the festival and conference is $256 ($499 for VIP). A three-day festival-only pass is $149 and a three-day conference-only pass is $249. Single-day festival grounds passes are $67.
For more information, visit www.a3cfestival.com.