The Atlanta One Music Festival that began in 2010 and gives you such a big mix of performers. It’s known to be one of the most anticipated festivals in the A and voted one of the top three festivals “Not to be Missed” by Ebony Magazine. It provides you with amazing artist, good food, a little liquor if you’re of age and VIP sections. You can also see beautiful art, charitable giving, local and worldwide vendors. It’s definitely an event to bring the ATL together and people from all over the world.
As my partner for media, Jalan Burton, we walked up, we easily received our media wristbands and photo passes to start a travel-worthy day.
First we entered the media patio with press from outlets such as BET, Huffington Post, Bossip, CNN and more waiting for artist to step foot in front of the One Music Fest backdrop.
Artists were performing at two different stages, one called Hercules and one called Zeus. It was a troop back and forth, but we made it happen!
There was a good amount of black businesses out hustling. Selling shirts about being black and beautiful, paying homage to black activist and even $1 jewelry for the ladies.
First up were artist Tulani and Nick Grant. They were the first acts to start-up the festival. Around 2:30 the soulful and angelic beauty Andra Day hit the stage. Fans stood from the front row to the lawn as she sang some of her hits such as the hit “Rise Up.” Vibing and dancing on stage as if the song was moving her as much as it was moving the crowd.
Anderson Paak was performing next at Hercules, which was the outside stage. Walking towards the stage, fans were already going insane! Paak’s energy will be something never forgetten. There’s artists who really have a passion for their music and fans, Paak is definitely that artist! He went from performing with the mic to running to the drums and playing his heart out. Shouting out his mom while she was in the crowd with the rest of the fans. It was great to have a new profound respect for Anderson Paak and he certainly can add a new person to his fan base, me.
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Ice Cube was next at the Zeus stage, which was the inside stage with seating. All the old-heads were ready, ages 35+. There were even couples vibing to Cube as if they were reminiscing on the 1980’s. “Y’all watch Straight Outta Compton? It made 200 million in the box office, but I ain’t get all that motherf***kin money,” said Cube as the crowd laughed. This brought him to rapping “Straight Outta of Compton,” and the crowd went crazy! Two guys were even rapping in each other’s face like they were N.W.A. Next thing you knew, he asked the audience to put their middle fingers high into the sky. “F*ck The Police” played and everyone was rapping while still keeping that middle finger up. Cube gave a performance that everyone was standing up for.
This festival was certainly a success and people got what they paid for. If you missed this year’s epic festival make sure you make your way to the Atlanta One Fest next year.
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