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{RECAP} Killer Mike & CeeLo Green Honored by A3C & ChooseATL at the Welcome to Atlanta Reception

Atlanta, GA. 7 OCT 2016 – Wednesday night, A3C kicked off the 12th annual A3C Festival & Conference with ChooseATL, at the ‘Welcome To Atlanta’ Reception. Held at A3C’s Conference headquarters, the Loudermilk Center, hundreds of guests from around the world came together to connect and honor two Atlanta legends, CeeLo Green and Killer Mike, for their tremendous musical, social and community efforts. Legendary Dungeon Family DJ, KP The Great, manned the turntables for the evening.

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Killer Mike Speaking

Mike Walbert (A3C Executive Director), Matt Weiss (A3C Production Director) and ChooseATL Executive Director Kate Atwood welcomed everyone to Atlanta, while A3C’s Partnership Director, Royce Bable, emceed for the evening, asking the audience trivia questions about the guests of honor.

Killer Mike was the first honoree of the evening, as he was presented with the A3C Social Impact Award for his commitment to seeking equality for all people and being a strong voice for the music industry. In true Killer Mike fashion, he delivered a powerful and heartfelt speech that took people to church with his beautiful message and dedication to the first white woman who selflessly helped him with his movement.

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Maurice Garland Speaking

Acclaimed journalist, Maurice Garland, took the stage to give his remarks for another Atlanta native and Dungeon Family member; CeeLo Green. CeeLo was presented with the A3C Cultural Influencer Award for his illustrious musical career and his iconic contributions to fashion and culture. He too delivered a powerful speech which covered his humble beginnings to today, and payed homage to his Atlanta family.

KP The Great closed the night on a high note as attendees were on their feet dancing and taking pictures with the special guests. “I can’t imagine a better way to kick-off the 2016 A3C Festival and Conference. The energy in the room was amazing. Last night will definitely go on the all-time A3C highlight reel. We’re so lucky to have partners like ChooseATL and amazing Atlantan’s, like CeeLo and Killer Mike”, said Mike Walbert. Kate Atwood of Chooose ATL echoed this sentiment adding, “This was an amazing evening accomplished by an amazing team. I Could not be more proud of the event and the moment!”

For more information regarding the festival, please visit A3C’s Website.

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Royce Bable, Maurice Garland, CeeLo Green, Kate Atwood, Mike Walbert

Thank you to our sponsors: ChooseATL, Toyota, Seagrams Gin and Heineken

About A3C:
A3C [All 3 Coasts] Festival & Conference is the preeminent hip-hop event in the US, commonly referred to as, “hip-hop’s family reunion.” A3C is an incomparable platform to reach and interact with the influential organizations, leaders and artists within the hip-hop community. The A3C Festival & Conference features nearly 1,000+ performers and 200+ speakers over 5 days, while the international hip-hop community ascends on Atlanta.

About ChooseATL:
ChooseATL is a movement focused on attracting and retaining top talent to the region by showcasing the lifestyle and culture of Atlanta to evolve perceptions and engage millennials in building the community they will ultimately call home.

To join the movement, visit ChooseATL or connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, SnapChat (ChooseATL) and LinkedIn!

Photo Credit: Essence Ransome-Ambersley

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CeeLo Green & wife Shani James alongside of Killer Mike & wife Shana Render

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KP The Great

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Mike Walbert, Killer Mike, Kate Atwood

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Food by the Loudermilk Center

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CeeLo Green & KP The Great

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Royce Bable, Killer Mike, Kate Atwood & Mike Walbert

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Killer Mike & KP The Great

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Toyota Ballroom

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CeeLo Green Speaking

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