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.
For a limited time, single-day tickets for ONE Music Fest (OMF) – set for Sept. 7-8 at Centennial Olympic Park – are available.
The locally-produced music festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary and will mark its first time being staged at the GWCCA’s Centennial Olympic Park.
The base price for either Saturday (Sept. 7) or Sunday (Sept. 8) tickets is $75, available here.
Meanwhile, OMF’s daily lineup has been released.
Saturday’s lineup includes Gucci Mane,
Sunday’s lineup includes Rick Ross, Rae Sremmurd, DMX, Raphael Saadiq, Teyana Taylor, Ari Lennox, Musiq Soulchild, and KP the Great with guests Pharrell Williams and Usher.
FOOTBALL & FUTBOL FEVER
As football season gets ready to roll and the MLS season enters crunch time, the second season of the GWCCA’s video series Center of Attention has kicked off with a behind-the-scenes look at tours of the penultimate pigskin (and soccer) palace – Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Check out the latest episode of Center Attention, hosted by GWCCA Multimedia Specialist Ashley Gilmer, here.
GWCCA’S ECONOMIC IMPACT
During the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2019 (April, May, and June), the GWCCA hosted 53 events that brought more than 967,000 visitors to campus, generating an estimated $378.1 million in economic impact to the state of Georgia.
THIS WEEK ON CAMPUS
The 104th annual Senior National Convention of The Knights of Peter Claver, the oldest and longest-running predominantly African-American lay Catholic organization, continues through Wednesday (Aug. 7) at the GWCC.
Fire-Rescue International, the annual conference and expo of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), returns to the GWCC, starting Wednesday (Aug. 7) and running through Saturday (Aug. 10), with approximately 12,000 leaders of the first responder profession expected to attend. The expo features more than 500 exhibitors.
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) hosts its annual Back to School Bash on Saturday at the GWCC’s Exhibit Halls C2 and C3 on Saturday (Aug. 10), exclusively for APS students and families. The event is free, and is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, click here.
The Atlanta United return to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium pitch to take on New York City F.C. at 4 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 11). Get tickets here.
At neighboring State Farm Arena, the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream take on the Minnesota Lynx tonight (Aug. 6). Tip-off is at 7 p.m. Then on Sunday (Aug. 11) pop crooner/guitar hero John Mayer returns in concert. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.