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Atlanta #blessed with music fests in 2016

A round up of Atlanta Music Festivals through the fall.

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A summer in the city is never complete without around 3,139,034 shows and several more festivals carrying tired, sweaty Atlantans into fall. Here are a few of those festivals — ranging from lesser-known punk and funk beats to an aquatic fairytale set to take over the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
br /> Raurfest
rong>/strong>Raury headlines the Third Annual Raurfest with Joey Bada$$, Kilo Kish, and Kirk Knight. More secrets and surprises to come. 
5 p.m. Sat., July 2. The Tabernacle. 152 Luckie Street. 
1st Annual Indie Megafest ATL
rong> Terrell Garth, founder of Affiliated Digital Media, dedicates his time to “producing outstanding, safe shows and safe, friendly events in the ultimate party atmosphere.” Behold: The ultimate safe and friendly party — with performances by Lil Zane, MBK Twins, and Mash Music. 
$10. Sun., Jul 3. Erosol aka The Department Store. 465 Edgewood Ave. 
br />strong>Irrelevant Music Fest
Irrelevant Recordings (who’ve released Femignome’s ANXT, Places to Hide’s Strange Lyfe, and Electric Education by the Motorcycle Industry) are also a DIY not-for-profit promotion and booking group. Much to the excitement of local music diehards, the first-ever Irrelevant Music Fest will feature Dot.s, Bodyfather, Sea Ghost, Fantasy Guys, and many more. 
a>$8 per night. Thu., July 21- Sat., July 23. The Drunken Unicorn. 736 Ponce De Leon Pl. 
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rong>==A four-day self-proclaimed “celebration of all things bass.” The multi-genre lineup includes DJ Earl, Plastician, and Mighty High Coup.  
$15-$26. 8 p.m. Fri., August 5- Mon., August 8. The Music Room. 327 Edgewood Ave.
br />??  ? [[/cribnotes/archives/2016/05/17/wrecking-ball-atl-unveils-daily-lineups|The Wrecking Ball ATL
a>The second Wrecking Ball ATL celebrates punk rock blasts-from-the-past and 25 years of live music history at the Masquerade. There will be five stages on both days, graced by classics such as Dinosaur Jr., L7, and Drive Like Jehu, newcomers Diarrhea Planet and Diet Cig, and Atlanta’s own Deerhunter and Big Jesus.  ??  ?? $110. Fri., August 12- Sun., August 14. The Masquerade. 695 North Ave. 
br /> Imagine Fest
“It would appear that Imagine Festival is picking up right where TommorrowWorld left off,” writes UKF, an overseas electronic music website. For Atlantans, the aquatic fairytale has no beginning or end: At this year’s three-day EDM event, Adventure Club, the Disco Biscuits, and Zeds Dead will keep the party going long enough to make everyone forget that they’re landlocked. 
$199-$229. Fri., August 26-Sun., August 28. Atlanta Motor Speedway. 1500 Tara Pl, Hampton. 
br /> One MusicFest
rong> Lakewood Amphitheatre is known for its giant shows and giant crowds of tailgating high schoolers. It’s also hosting one of the more stacked hip-hop, soul, and urban music festivals of the season, with acts such as Ice Cube, Erykah Badu, and Gary Clark Jr. 
$40-$290. 12 p.m. Sat., September 10. Lakewood Amphitheatre. 2002 Lakewood Way. ????
rong>u>  ??  ?? [[/cribnotes/archives/2016/06/22/music-midtown-2016-lineup-announced|Music Midtown
strong>Say what you will: Music Midtown 2016 boasts everything from Beck to Big Boi to the Coathangers. Though bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, the festival will be held for two full days for an all-inclusive, non-stop atmosphere.  ??  ?? $125-$1200. 12 p.m. Sat., September 17- Sun., September 18. Piedmont Park. 
>/em>  ?? http://www.a3cfestival.com/festivalhttp://www.a3cfestival.com/festivalA3C
rong>/strong>(All three coasts) is the largest hip-hop festival and conference in the US — naturally, it happens in Atlanta. For its 12th year, A3C features speakers, panels, and performers that will inspire, educate, and connect everyone involved.
$99-$499. Wed., Oct 5- Sun., Oct 9. 

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