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Hot Corner Festival with Schedule

An annual standout on Athens’ summer calendar, the free outdoor Hot Corner Festival celebrates the Classic City’s rich African American history and culture with music, food and much more at the intersection of Hull and Washington streets downtown. A highlight of the last few years has been the event’s Saturday hip hop segment, curated by AthFactor Entertainment’s Montu Miller and featuring some of the most noteworthy local MCs. With Athens rap at a decade-long high point, look for this weekend’s talent—including Yung C.U.Z., Dictator, Amun-Ra, Chrismis, Tru Thought and plenty of others—to bring the heat. Friday’s lineup is more family-oriented, featuring live gospel and other performers.

6–10 p.m. (Friday), 12–10 p.m. (Saturday) FREE!

Schedule of events:

Friday, June 12

First AME Church (521 N. Hull St.)
7 p.m.: A Night of Praise and Worship gospel concert, featuring DESTINED & Friends, Future 2, Genesis of Athens, Jaquel Brown and Sons of Promises

Saturday, June 13

Morton Theatre
11 a.m.: Documentary screening: The Soul of Athens: A History of the Morton Theatre

Hull & Washington streets
12 p.m. Opening ceremony

STAGE: Youth & Gospel
12:45 p.m.: Monah Johnson and Young Company
1 p.m.: Latonya Wise
1:15 p.m.: Shedrick & the Youth of Morton Chapel Baptist Church
1:30 p.m.: Walker Brothers
1:45 p.m.: Venus Jarrell
2 p.m.: Johnson Brothers &Totally Dedicated
2:15 p.m.: Marion Barnett
2:30 p.m.: John Don
3:15 p.m.: Gospel Royal Aires
3:20 p.m.: Khalia Hearts
3:30 p.m.: Jeffery Mitchell
3:35 p.m.: Profound Breadth
3:40 p.m.: L & L Psalms 149
3:50 p.m.: DL White Bobbi Cool
4 p.m.: Solo Clay
4:05 p.m.: The Future 2
4:15 p.m.: Ashley Martin
4:20 p.m.: Tya Martin
4:30 p.m.: Big Smif and Street Legacy Muzik
4:35 p.m.: Bridgette Burton
4:40 p.m.: Dancing in the Street Line Dances: Mr. Cardio
5 p.m.: Awards:Scholarship, Art, BBQ, Bike & Car, Raffle

STAGE: Secular Music and Spoken Word
5:20 p.m.: Tashia Love
5:35 p.m.: Blacknerdninja
5:50 p.m.: Sonny Bamboo
6:10 p.m.: Stella Zine (singer)
6:20 p.m.: Ricky Simone: The Hip Hop Activist
6:35 p.m.: Amun-Ra
6:45 p.m.: Tee-Roy 300
6:50 p.m.: African Soul
6:55 p.m.: Repunza
7 p.m.: Lil Redd
7:10 p.m.: Chrismis
7:20 p.m.: Tru Thought
7:30 p.m.: Stellar Collins
7:40 p.m.: Team SS
7:45 p.m.: Versatyle tha Wildchyld
7:50 p.m.: Squalle
8 p.m.: Ant-Breezy
8:15 p.m.: Yung C.U.Z.
8:05 p.m.: Secular
8:25 p.m.: Jet Squad
8:15 p.m.: Dictator
9 p.m.: Splitz Band


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