Every week, Slo*Mo spreads the word about the best soul shows and events in the ATL. Here’s a look at our top picks:
October 4-7: A3C Festival and Conference. For this year’s version of A3C, the massive multi-day/multi-venue hip-hop conference and festival, organizers are serving up some of the industry’s biggest names; we’re talking cats like the Wu-Tang Clan (pictured above), The Diplomats, Lil Wayne, Curren$y, Young M.A. and more. Plus: Attendees will have the chance to take deep dives into the art form by attending panels hosted by visionaries like Steve Stoute, the RZA and Goodie Mob, among many others. $95-$699. Various times and various venues. www.a3cfestival.com.
October 4: SOUL-cializing: After Work Mixer. Co-sponsored by Slo Mo Media — and featuring music by Slo*Mo’s own DJ Larmarrous — SOUL-cializing is a new biweekly after work mixer, especially geared to the city’s creatives: artists, DJs, promoters, designers, writers, producers and everybody else. Free. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Kat’s Café, 970 Piedmont Avenue NE. www.katscafeatlanta.com.
October 6 + 7: Amel Larrieux. $30-$40. 7 p.m. + 10 p.m. (Sat.) 7 p.m. (Sun.) City Winery, 650 North Avenue, Ponce City Market. citywinery.com/atlanta.
October 6: RBRM: Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky & Mike. $55. 8 p.m. State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive NW. concerts1.livenation.com.
October 11: Water Seed. $10-$12. 7 p.m. Vinyl, 1374 W Peachtree Street. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.