Add 2 Chainz to the list of heavyweights involved with the A3C Festival and Conference.
The Atlanta rapper – aka Tauheed Epps – has purchased a stake in the annual event, which celebrates its 15th year during its Oct. 8-13 run. Panels for the event will be held at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart and Hotel Indigo Downtown, while concerts will take place at Center Stage, The Masquerade and The Tabernacle.
Earlier this year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that a new partnership teamed A3C with The Gathering Spot – the buzzy members-only business and social club near Georgia Tech – and Paul Judge Media Group.
The relationship with 2 Chainz also stems from Dr. Paul Judge, who collaborated with the artist in the past with one of Judge’s tech startups.
“A3C has always been one of the most important places for artists to show off their creative ideas and to learn business moves,” 2 Chainz said in a statement. “I’ve moved from artist to being inside the owner’s box. I’m excited to be co-owner and to help shape A3C over the next decade to be the biggest festival on the planet--the festival for the future.”
2 Chainz will serve as a creative curator and business adviser for A3C – which stands for “all three coasts” – and this year will serve as the closing keynote speaker on Oct. 12.
Other speakers and performers this year include T.I., Gary Vee, Bozoma Saint John, Mike Will Made-It, Charlamagne Tha God, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Keed, Lil Gotit, Mr. Eazi, Pink Sweat$, Just Blaze, Skooly, yasiin bey, Rakim and Big Daddy Kane.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://a3cconference.com/.
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