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A3C Festival taps Nas, Ghostface Killah, Just Blaze as 2017 headliners


The A3C Festival will return this fall and has already unveiled its initial lineup.

Nas, Ghostface Killah, Just Blaze and upstart MCs Joyner Lucas, SABA, Kirk Knight and Jay IDK will perform at the fest on Oct. 8 at the Georgia Freight Depot.

Nas recently announced a co-headlining “Dynamic” fall tour with Lauryn Hill, but will stick to a solo headlining gig in Atlanta.

The two days of performances begin Oct. 7; the 13th annual A3C Festival and Conference, which includes more than 1,500 artists, producers and industry experts leading panels and presentations, will take place throughout Atlanta Oct. 4-8.

Advance tickets are on sale starting at $70. Visit to purchase.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.