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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop in Atlanta

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. What better place to celebrate than in Atlanta, one of the most prominent cities in the worlds of hip-hop, trap and rap? Here are some of the best places, festivals and concerts to attend to honor the anniversary.


Trap Music Museum

See memorabilia, art and room sets tracing hip-hop culture at the Trap Music Museum.

Visit the Trap Music Museum to learn the rich history of trap music in the city and see an interactive exhibit featuring all things hip-hop.

Where: Trap Music Museum, 630 Travis St. NW

When: On view throughout the year

Community Hip-Hop Yoga Outkast Edition

Enjoy a free hip-hop yoga class by Atlanta Social Yoga at The Darwin Hotel with a soundtrack of Outkast’s greatest hits.

Where: The Darwin Hotel, 585 Parkway Drive NE

When: April 23

Trap Yoga in the Park

Join Level3 Yoga every Sunday for a sunset, beginner-friendly yoga class powered by DJ Ski with tunes featuring trap, hip-hop and R&B artists.

Where: Old Fourth Ward Skatepark, 830 Willoughby Way NE

When: Every Sunday starting April 23

High Frequency Fridays at HMOA

The High Museum of Art hosts High Frequency Fridays. (Photo by CatMax Photography)

Prepare for a musical and visual experience at High Frequency Fridays at the High Museum of Art with music from some of Atlanta’s hottest DJs.

Where: High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE

When: First Friday of every month

Hip-Hop Open Mic: Trenches to Perfection

Head to Apache Cafe every first Wednesday of the month for live performances by local Atlanta artists.

Where: Apache XLR, 393 Marietta St. NW

When: May 3 (first Wednesday of every month)

Dope Coffee Music 50 Years of Hip-Hop Concert Series

Enjoy musical performances by emerging hip-hop artists every other Thursday at Dope Coffee.

Where: Dope Coffee, 5360 Snapfinger Woods Drive, Unit134

When: May 4 (Every other Thursday)

Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture

See the exhibit about hip-hop architecture at the Museum of Design Atlanta. (Photo by Erik Bardin)

The exhibit, Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip Hop Architecture, outlines the design movement of hip-hop architecture and its significance in the rise of hip-hop.

Where: Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St.

When: On view until May 15


Dekalb Art at the Park 50 Years of Hip-Hop Edition

The Dekalb Art at the Park Festival features live painting demos, art showcases, live music, vendors and more. There is something for all hip-hop connoisseurs to enjoy.

Where: Exchange Park Recreation, 2771 Columbia Drive

When: May 20

Elements of Hip-Hop Festival

See hip-hop performances plus dancing and art at Piedmont Park.

Head over to Piedmont Park this summer to pay homage to the foundations of hip-hop. Enjoy musical performances, DJ sets, breakdancing, graffiti art and more.

Where: Piedmont Park, 1320 Monroe Drive NE

When: July 29

Atlanta 50th Hip Hop Experience at Underground Atlanta

Atlanta’s 50th Hip Hop Celebration

Music legends Dallas Austin and Jermaine Dupri present the Atlanta 50th Hip Hop Experience at Underground Atlanta. This immersive pop-up experience pays homage to the pioneers, originators, and creatives of rap music who have emerged from Atlanta.

Where: Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St

When: On view this September

Atlanta Hip-Hop Day Festival

Woodruff Park is the site of the Hip-Hop Day Festival.

The 14th annual Hip-Hop Day Festival returns to Woodruff Park with food and live music featuring DJ SCREAM and DJ Swamp Izzo.

Where: Woodruff Park, 91 Peachtree St.

When: Sept. 2 and 3

Elevate Atlanta

ELEVATE Atlanta Art Festival

Elevate Atlanta is back and better than ever with a plethora of events dedicated to celebrating Atlanta’s hip hop legacy. Enjoy creative conversations, art exhibitions, film screenings, performances, and more.

Where: Multiple Locations, Atlanta, GA

When: Sept. 22 – Oct. 15

A3C Hip-Hop Festival

Mark your calendars for A3C Hip-Hop Festival with three jam-packed days of industry panel discussions, live interviews, special speakers and nightlife events featuring hip-hop talent acts.

Where: Downtown Atlanta

When: Sept. 28 – Oct. 1

Sweet Auburn Music Fest

You will not want to miss the Sweet Auburn Music Festival.

Sweet Auburn Music Festival is the perfect outing for the whole family to enjoy not only hip-hop, but all genres of music. Join in the fun and find great food and good vibes this fall.

Where: Sweet Auburn Barbecue, 656 North Highland Ave.

When: Sept. 30 & Oct. 1


Music Midtown

Fans at the stage during the 2015 Music Midtown Festival in Piedmont Park.

Calling all music-lovers and hip hop enthusiasts to enjoy Music Midtown. This two-day concert features a diverse lineup of over 30 artists including some of your favorite hip hop artists!

Where: Piedmont Park, 1320 Monroe Dr NE

When: Sept. 15-17

Drake & 21 Savage: It’s All a Blur Tour

Five time Grammy Award-winner, Drake, and Atlanta artist 21 Savage will perform live at State Farm Arena for two-nights.

Where: State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive

When: Sept. 25 & 26

ONE Music Fest

Nothing but good vibes and tunes at ONE Music Fest.

Don’t miss the Southeast’s largest 2-day festival, ONE Music Fest! With a talented, and star studded lineup artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Janet Jackson, and Waka Flocka, prepare for two days of great hip hop performances in the heart of Atlanta.

Where: Piedmont Park, 1320 Monroe Drive NE

When: Oct 28-29

For more things to do in Atlanta anytime, check our calendar of events. See the Best Places to Hear Live Music in Atlanta if your toes won’t stop tapping. Here are Black-owned Restaurants with Live Music in Atlanta.

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