5 things to know about A3C's  takeover in Atlanta

An organically birthed music festival and conference has returned this weekend to unite industry professionals and hip-hop enthusiast alike.

The A3C festival,  will be hosting a slew of events that will encourage all music heads and aspiring artist to partake in classes such as industry panels, speaker series, networking mixers, mentoring sessions, panel showcases and more . Although don't forget, throughout the weekend of October 7-9th, hip-hop patrons will be bobbing their heads and supporting their favorite artist rocking the stage like seasoned vets. from No Limit records; Silk the Shocker, Mystical, and the legendary Master P to music producers like Zaytoven and The Olympicks, icon Fab 5 Freddy, Too $hort, Ryan Leslie and more. The stages are set and performances will be a Snapchat phenomenon but here are a few details that might prepare you for the biggest weekend in music.

1. What is the A3C Festival?

The acronym for the A3C stands for All three Countries and started out as a local showcase. Now, celebrating over 10 years of becoming the world's most successful platform for growing artist, Mike Walbert, A3C Executive Director said via a press release, "it was built out of necessity. For all the young entrepreneurs, artist, and creatives to learn, share, network and create."

2. Purchasing tickets in Advance: VITAL

Tickets for the 75+ shows, panels, tech classes, networking events, speaker series and performances hit the A3C festival website as early as March 21st for reasonable prices. Early bird specials range from $144 and extends to $256 for festival and conference entry combined. Unlimited access is available for artist to meet and greet and exchange their "hustling stories" and cd's with a plethora of music engineers, artist, and music producers. For all access granted and exclusive admittance the VIP package is available starting at $299. Tickets are sold separately, depending on what showcases you are planning on attending and each show is $64. Early purchase is advised. The link provided will take you straight to purchasing any ticket of your preference: http://www.a3cfestival.com/

3. Main Stage Lineup

This is one concert that you do not want to miss as all of your favorite celebrities will be in one building. Hitting the main stage on Friday, October 7th is Rick Ross, Royce da 5'9, Stalley & more. A "1996 Show" Presented by Mass Appeal will include Bone Thugs N' Harmony, Bun B, Redman & etc. On the last day newcomers 21 Savage, Snootie Wild, & Rico Ritchie will be shutting it down.

4. There is a stage for every creative artist

Don't be fooled by the over spoken chatter of the music stages because Toyota's DJ House will have Award-Winning producer Brian Micheal Cox hosting the Pro Audio stage at the SAE Institute on October 7th and 8th. Also, included in the line up is the infamous DJ Jaycee, DJ Jelly, Fuse of 808 Mafia and more. These classes were designed to inspire, empower, and educate newcomers as well as self taught producers on the significance of how to create a brand behind the scenes.

5. Bring Your A Game

People come to Atlanta from around the globe for the opportunity of a lifetime —making it in the music industry. The best advice told to me was to create a digital buzz so that no gray area is left unmarked. Cd's, USB drives, fliers, Soundclouds, mixtapes and business cards should all be up to date and ready to hand out on command. Remember to represent yourself well and you are a walking brand.