A3C’s showcases are one of the best discovery platform for independent hip-hop artists. Performing artists will gain amazing exposure, and make invaluable connections, at the biggest hip-hop event in the world.
Each artist that is NOT selected to perform will receive a discount code worth more than the cost of any submission fee. All performing artists will receive a free A3C pass. At least 2 of the selected acts will receive $500 for their performance.
Artist Submissions are free through April 13th
April 14 - July 31 [$5 Administrative Fee]
August 1 - September 19th [$50 Expedite Fee]
Sonicbids is our exclusive artist submission partner, and we ONLY accept artist submissions via Sonicbids. We do NOT accept unsolicited submissions. You must have an active Sonicbids account to submit your EPK for review.
Past Sonicbids selections
Here is what a few others have to say about the A3C Festival
A3C is a great place to see emerging acts, to feel the pulse of ATL and a amazing place to exchange ideas, to pick up vital insight and see/hear/ discover some great music. - Dante Ross (Warner Brothers)
The level of positivity and community at the festival was overwhelming. A3C was nothing but love. People from all over looking to build with each other to take their careers, and hip hop culture, to the next level. - Nate Haltom (Sonicbids)
A3C is the absolute best festival for rising Hip Hop talent. Their artist-first approach is priceless. - Justin Hunte (HipHopDX)
A3C is where rap’s aspirants come to make themselves heard - Christina Lee (Writer)
A3C has become a staple for independent artists to be at each year - Rapsody (Artist)
I want to be one of these artists - at the end of the day - mentioned with the greats & to be great you've got to start at A3C - Jon Connor (Artist)
A3C gave us one of our first stages to perform on, it's always love for the hometown - Earthgang
A mashup of all things hip-hop, from the latest emcees on the block to the living legends. This is where unsigned hopefuls from all over the country come to hustle, flow, soak up game, and campaign. - Rodney Carmichael (NPR)