Atlanta's A3C ("All 3 Coasts") Festival has grown exponentially since its inception in 2004. What started with a narrow focus on homegrown hip hop has evolved into a truly remarkable, internationally anticipated event. This year, the fest takes place over five days—an increase over the previous three—Oct. 2-6., at various venues in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward, Little Five Points and East Atlanta Village neighborhoods.
In addition to featuring film, art and education components, this year's music lineup is perhaps the most impressive yet: Wu-Tang mainstay Ghostface Killah, brainy underground hero Pharoahe Monch, NYC fave Jean Grae and East Bay legend Too Short will all perform, as will R.A. the Rugged Man, 9th Wonder and many more still to be announced. (See the current lineup here.)
Tickets are $50 until Sept. 1, when the price rises to $60, and can be purchased here. Watch a video recap of last year's fest below.