ATL UNTRAPPED: Thee Stallion is coming to town

Megan Thee Stallion’s Hot Girl Summer Tour is the cherry on top of an already impressive lineup of concerts in May

HOT GIRL SUMMER: Megan Thee Stallion’s debut headlining tour is the summer kickoff event that we all deserve. PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy Live Nation
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HOT GIRL SUMMER: Megan Thee Stallion’s debut headlining tour is the summer kickoff event that we all deserve.

Summer is almost here, and there’s no better way to kick it off than by getting in your concert bag. In April, the local rap scene was blessed with early career-defining shows from rising acts such as Kenny Mason and Baby Kia, and May’s concert calendar is set to be just as incredible. After beloved local acts like Anycia and GRIP set the tone at the top of the month, there will be plenty of Hip-Hop, R&B, and alternative shows for you to check out, from underground favorites like Bbymutha and MIKE to mainstream femcees like Megan Thee Stallion and GloRilla. Check out the latest ATL Untrapped concert roundup below, and get ready to bring the summer in with a bang.


Fri., May 10


ONE NIGHT ONLY: Hunxho’s debut headlining tour kicks off in Atlanta this month. PHOTO CREDIT: @eathumans

Hunxho, Coca-Cola Roxy — In the matter of just a few years, Hunxho has grown from a local sensation into a tried and true rap and R&B hitmaker with undeniable staying power. Since his breakout with his 2022 mixtape Street Poetry, Hunxho has been building quite the catalog for himself with fan-favorite tracks like “Highly Performing,” “By Tomorrow,” and “Yes” as well as potential crossover hits like the Summer Walker-assisted single “Your Friends.” Now, for the first time in his career, Hunxho is embarking on a North American tour as a headlining artist, and he is slated to kickstart his One Night Only Tour in Atlanta on Friday, May 10. Last year, Hunxho performed a special one-night show at the Eastern in front of a sold-out crowd, and he memorialized that pivotal moment in his career by releasing Hunxho: One Night Only Setlist on streaming services. Listen to that project for a crash course on Hunxho’s music, and get ready to see the young star-in-the-making when he hits town.
$75-$304+. 8:00 p.m. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave SE #500, Atlanta, GA 30339. @cocacolaroxy


GONNA GO: serpentwithfeet is hitting the road in support of his third studio album, ‘GRIP.’ PHOTO CREDIT: Braylen Dion

serpentwithfeet, MiLES, Loft — If you’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to serpentwithfeet’s music, then you already know that you have to see the Baltimore-bred artist live in concert. Always one to sing and dance to the beat of his own drum, serpentwithfeet’s impressive little catalog is filled to the brim with songs that feel too big to solely live on DSPs. From the theatrical and vocally acrobatic early cuts on his debut album soil to the gorgeous and airy ballads on his sophomore outing DEACON to the sensual grooves on his latest studio effort GRIP, there is so much good music for serpentwithfeet to pull from for the setlist of his upcoming GRIP Tour. And as if a serpentwithfeet show at an intimate venue like the Loft couldn’t get any promising, the GRIP artist will be taking rising Atlanta singer, songwriter, and musician MiLES along with him on the road as opening support. A product of Charles Drew Charter School, MiLES is currently a Stanford University student, but his studies haven’t stopped him from dropping ambitious projects like Baby Blue (2023) and this year’s Life Thru New Lens. Check him out when he opens up for serpentwithfeet.
$20-$126. 8:00 p.m. The Loft at Center Stage, 1374 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309.  @centerstageatl


Fri., May 17


MUTHA MASSACRE: bbymutha is going to kill it when her Sleep Paralysis Tour hits the Masquerade later this month. PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Campbell

bbymutha, Fly Anakin, Hell — No, you’re not dreaming — bbymutha is officially back with new music and a sprawling 25-date headlining tour. Several years removed from her 2017 viral breakout hit “Rules,” the Chattanooga-born and Atlanta-based artist continues to prove herself as one of the South’s hardest emcees, and her penchant for dishing out slick rhymes over some of the most bizarre beats you’ve likely ever heard is on full display on her latest LP, titled sleep paraylsis. The 11-track album serves as her debut release on indie record label True Panther, and this month, bbymutha is bringing her sleep paralysis stories to Hell for thrilling concert alongside her close collaborator Fly Anakin. Secure your tickets and get ready for one of the best underground rap shows this month.
$22. 7:00 p.m. Hell at Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.  @masquerade_atl


KARATE: Come kick it with Cam The Artisan when he opens up for Dear Silas on May 17. PHOTO CREDIT: Braxton Prince @itsgroovy_

Dear Silas, Thomas Austin & Cam The Artisan, Smith’s Olde Bar — There’s a concert for every occasion or mood you might be in. Some are great for when you need to lose your mind in the mosh pit while others are great for when you really need a good cry. Then there are concerts like Dear Silas’s upcoming show at Smith’s Olde Bar. The Jackson, Mississippi native’s show is one of them ones that will leave you feeling charged up and rejuvenated. Fresh off the release of his back-to-back EPs On Read and 601 DEGREEZ, Dear Silas is as brilliant as ever, with music that slaps just as much as it fills you up with confidence and joy. The same can be said of his openers, too. Silas has tapped his fellow Mississippian Thomas Austin and Atlanta’s own Cam The Artisan for opening support, and sure enough, both of their latest projects — DON’T LOOK BACK and Art Samples Vol. 2, respectively — are just as bright, reassuring, and ambitious. Pull up for what’s sure to be the sleeper concert of May, and thank me later. VIP and meet-and-greet tickets are available.
$20-$100. 9:00 p.m. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324.  @smithsoldebar


Sun., May 19


UP TO SPEED: Get caught up with Autumn! at his upcoming show at the Loft. PHOTO CREDIT: Nate Garrett @nathantgarrett

Autumn!, Dom Corleo & YNW BSlime, Loft — You may not have heard of him yet, but Autumn! is already attempting to stake his claim as the king of this new Hip-Hop generation. This month, the Lafayette, Louisiana-bred artist is hitting the road for his Roi De Tout Tour in support of his latest project, Solitary 2, and over the course of May and June, his headlining outing is set to hit 31 different cities. Again, you may not yet be familiar with Autumn!, but clearly, the youth are already tapped in. Get caught up with him when he takes over the Loft alongside Dom Corleo and YNW BSlime later this month.Meet-and-greet tickets are available.
$30-$150. 8:00 p.m. The Loft at Center Stage, 1374 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309.  @centerstageatl


Tue., May 21


UNDERGROUND KINGZ: See MIKE in his prime at his Somebody Fine Me Trouble Tour. PHOTO CREDIT: Ari Marcopoulos @ari_marcopoulos_official

MIKE, 454, Niontay & El Cousteau, Hell — Critically acclaimed underground rap savant MIKE is on an absolute tear right now. He has been dropping some of the most revered Hip-Hop projects — such as the Alchemist and Wiki collaborative album Faith Is A Rock, his lauded 2023 solo project Burning Desire, and this year’s Pinball alongside Tony Seltzer — of the last two years, and since the February, he’s been on the road for his headlining Somebody Fine Me Trouble Tour. Before the tour finally wraps up at the end of May, MIKE is bringing his victory lap to Atlanta, where he’ll connect with local fans at the Masquerade’s Hell venue. 454, Niontay, and El Cousteau will serve as support.
$24. 7:00 p.m. Hell at Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.  @masquerade_atl


Fri., May 31


YEAH GLO: GloRilla is opening up for Megan Thee Stallion on the Hot Girl Summer Tour. PHOTO CREDIT: Troy Roscoe/Brian Beckwith/UnderWonder Content

Megan Thee Stallion, GloRilla, State Farm Arena — Just in case you have any doubt about what the marquee concert of May is, look no further than Megan Thee Stallion’s upcoming two-night stint at State Farm Arena. Since her breakout at the turn of the decade, Meg has made everything Hot Girl-related a bonafide experience for her fans, and this summer is looking no different. Building off the momentum of her latest singles “Cobra” and “Hiss,” Megan Thee Stallion is hitting the road for her debut headlining tour. While there is a possibility that her highly anticipated third studio album may release before the tour starts on May 14, you can definitely count on the Houston femcee to bring fan-favorite cuts from her pandemic-era debut and sophomore albums — Good News and Traumazine, respectively — to the big stage for the first time ever. VIP ticket packages are available.
$76-$249+. 7:00 p.m. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.  @statefarmarena


Sat., June 1


PLAN B: Just in case you can’t make it to the first night of the Hot Girl Summer Tour, you can still grab tickets for the second night on June 1. PHOTO CREDIT: Bethany Vargas

Megan Thee Stallion, GloRilla, State Farm Arena — Megan Thee Stallion and GloRilla are set to rock out State Farm Arena for a second consecutive night. Night two is already sold out, but fortunately, resale prices aren’t too high if you’re dying to see the Hot Girl Summer finale in the A. VIP ticket packages are available.
$76-$249+. 7:00 p.m. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.  @statefarmarena