Tuesday Talk: ONE Musicfest drops lineup, German-themed holiday market on tap at C.O.P.

Jun. 11, 2019

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus.

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Rae Sremmurd, Tory Lanez, Pharrell Williams, Usher, and the 25th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan…those are just some of the heavy-hitting acts performing at ONE Musicfest’s new home: Centennial Olympic Park.

The homegrown music festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Sept. 7-8 at the Park, and revealed its artist lineup late last week.

In addition to the aforementioned artists, the ONE Musicfest lineup also includes notables DMX, Three 6 Mafia, Raphael Saadiq, Ari Lennox, Music Soulchild, Teyana Taylor, Summer Walker, and the Florida All-Stars, featuring T-Pain, Trina and Trick Daddy.

To search the 2019 ONE Musicfest lineup alphabetically, click here.

Two-day ticket packages start at $129-plus fees, and you can find all ticketing info at www.onemusicfest.com.

GUTE NACHRICHT!

And speaking of events at Centennial Olympic Park, the Atlanta Christkindl Market, a German-themed open-air bazaar presented by the German-American Cultural Foundation, will create a festive scene in downtown Atlanta from just before Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve.

The event, which is free and open to the public, features up to 80 Bavarian-style wooden chalets, traditional German food, beverages, and handcrafted items including Christmas ornaments, toys and nutcrackers.

Last year, the Atlanta Christkindl Market drew more than 400,000 visitors when it was staged at Atlantic Station.

A grand opening ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at Centennial Olympic Park. Christkindl Market will run Nov. 21-Dec. 24.

THIS WEEK ON CAMPUS

The Microsoft Business Applications Summit continues today (June 11) at the Georgia World Congress Center’s (GWCC) Buildings B and C, described by the software giant as “2+ days of total immersion to drive better data, stronger solutions and bigger transformation.” The event began Sunday (June 9) with pre-conference programming and officially opened Monday with a full slate, including keynote speeches from Microsoft executives, an expo, theater sessions, breakout sessions, workshops and networking happy hour.

The Association of
Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Annual Convention
 continues
through Wednesday (June 12) primarily at the GWCC’s Building A.  

The Hot 107.9 Block Party is set for Saturday afternoon (June 15) at Centennial Olympic Park, a warm-up for the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash at State Farm Arena on Saturday night. The free, family-friendly block party at the Park is from noon to 5 p .m., and featured performers include Jacquees, Fly, Callboy, B. Smith, Venus, Kamillion, YK Osiris, Skooly, Pop Lord, Kebo and Lil Donald. The ticketed Birthday Bash at nearby State Farm Arena starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, and headliners include Migos, Lil Baby, City Girls, and Lil Yachty.

Kent Kimes
Posted by
Kent Kimes / Sr. Staff Writer
on Jun. 11, 2019
A metro Atlanta native, Kent joined the Authority in 2015. He is your digital tour guide to the No. 1 convention, sports and entertainment destination in the world. His customer service approach is summed up by the Little River Band track "Help Is On Its Way."

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