ONE Musicfest Tours Hosts Atlanta Music Culture Crawl hosted by the self-titled “Atlantapologist“, Maurice Garland led the tour group in learning first hand about music in Atlanta. As a lover of music; I was ecstatic about this tour around Atlanta and it’s focus on music. The tour was powered by drinks courtesy of Heineken and Jack Daniel’s Honey. Transportation for the Atlanta Music Culture Crawl was provided courtesy of Uber ATL. Side note Uber ATL is such a blessing for a girl who loves to hop around town.
Atlanta Music Culture Crawl tour stops included:
Smith’s Olde Bar, located in the heart of Midtown, dawned the performance of then young and upcoming artist John Mayer which landed the now Grammy-Award winning artist his first record deal.
Stankonia Recording Studios is owned by Atlanta natives Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast. The studio produced R&B classics like “Waterfalls” from Grammy-Award winning female group trio TLC and became the namesake of Outkast’s 4th studio album, Stankonia. Outkast calls Stankonia Studios home because it is a place of unlimited creative freedom.
Patchwerk Studios has produced world renown hits graced by the legendary voices of Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Usher and one of ONE Musicfest’s 2014 headliners, NAS. Patchwerk also hosts professional workshops for those interested in working in the music industry.
Apache Cafe is an intimate venue that specializes in Atlanta music. Apache provides a platform and audience for new and upcoming music artists from Atlanta and across the nation to share their craft and showcase their talents.
Atlantic Records is home to artists like Trey Songz and K. Michelle. Atlantic opened the doors to their new, never before seen studio this past weekend for the music crawl. Guests also had a chance to be apart of the Atlantic A&R process for new talents Kendall and Dusty McFly.
It was an afternoon full of Music, Culture, and Fun. The fifth annual ONE Musicfest 2014 will be Saturday, September 13th at the Aaron’s Lakewood Amphitheater headlined by Kendrick Lamar and NAS. The performance lineup also includes: Jhene Aiko, Method Man & Red Man, Amel Larrieux, Bilal, Alice Smith, Daley, Isaiah Rashad, and Cody ChesnuTT.
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