Erected from the ghettos of Baltimore, Abdu Ali raps, sings, and chats over unorthodox and future sounds, creating music that’s visceral, spiritual, and very real. From his energetic visceral performances, spiritualizing audiences as a cosmic, punk, and soulful tempest on stage to his work to transcend musical boundaries has put in him in genre categories along lines of afro-futurism to noise rap to “post-apocalyptic” sounding. 

:3lON (Elon Battle) is an autodidact artist bred in Baltimore that specializes in avant-garde singing/songwriting and music production. He was rewarded with City Paper’s Best R&B of 2015. In february he released his first ep “RONIN” via NinaPop records, a label started by LA based artist Schwarz.

Sequoyah Murray is an Atlanta-based producer/songwriter/visual artist. He released his debut album ‘True Fun’ in 2015. The album was inspired by the likes of Experience era Jimi Hendrix, Dwight Treble, Zap Mama, Massive Attack, The Beatles, Prince and Caetano Veloso…

Pretty Boy is the collaborative project of Atlanta musicians Yancey Ballard, Kale Swick, and Gently Yoused. Formed during the brisk winter chill of 2015, Pretty Boy made a commitment to refined absurdity, punk politics, and queer dynamics. The collective is currently recording their debut full-length record, “It Ain’t Easy Being Pretty”.

VagueBabies will present a performance examining the structures which inform and (re)produce the forces of white supremacy that are nuanced and tucked away, dealing with language, the body and the movements and behaviours which erase and regulate the experience of black life.

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June 19 / 6:30pm
Contemporary Off-Site

Home Is Where the Art Is

City Hall, Atlanta

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You are invited to go behind-the-scenes and see some of Atlanta’s best contemporary art collections.

June 21 / 7:00pm
Contemporary Cocktails

Thirsty Thursday + Young Professionals Happy Hour

Presented by Association of Fundraising Professionals
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Join us as we welcome the AFP’s Young Professionals for Thirsty Thursday. Enjoy music by DJ Mike Stasny and cocktails by our Mixologist-in-Residence.

June 23 / 7:00pm
Special Event

Cinebash

Step into Saul Bass

Presented by Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
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Step into the world of film with Cinebash, a first-ever film party that celebrates cinema through multimedia art forms.

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