(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
The eighth annual Atlantis Music Conference + Festival has over 300 artists slated to perform at this year's event, scheduled to take place August 10-13 in venues throughout Atlanta, GA. The artists are from across the U.S. and as far away as Australia and spotlighting numerous genres, including rock, hip-hop, singer/songwriter, soul, Latin, pop, punk, metal and R&B. The conference itself will take place at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in downtown Atlanta, the official headquarters for the 2005 AMC+F.
Acts selected to perform a include: Silver Addictive (Dublin, Ireland), Nessa Morgan (Greenacre, Australia), Snatches of Pink (Chapel Hill, NC), Rob Gonzalez (Boston, MA), Minamina Goodsong (Atlanta, GA), The Rantings of Eva, (Atlanta, GA), Modern Skirts (Athens, GA), Leslie Helpert, (Athens, GA), Psyche Origami (Atlanta, GA), The Whigs (Athens, GA), Snowden (East Point, GA), Liquid Cheese (El Paso, TX), Second Shift (Atlanta, GA), Taylor Hollingsworth & Tragic City Rhythm Section (Birmingham, AL), India, (Atlanta GA), The Booze (Lilburn, GA), Five Eight (Atlanta, GA), Kite (Bridgetown, Barbados), The Love Drunks (Atlanta, GA), REHAB (Atlanta, GA), Inspirience, (Atlanta, GA), Lynam (Birmingham, AL), Red Letter Agent (Atlanta, GA), Collective Efforts (Atlanta, GA), GoodNight City (Atlanta, GA), Alana Chirino (Miami, FL), Lennex (Ocean City, MD), Mars Ill (Atlanta, GA), Tim Brantley (Atlanta, GA), Honestly (Atlanta, GA), Avenge Vegas (Atlanta, GA), Heavy Mojo (Atlanta, GA), Steadlur (Atlanta, GA), Free Sol, (Memphis TN), and Miguel, (Detroit, MI).
Of the 300 acts chosen to perform at this year's conference + festival, 95 per cent are unsigned, making AMC+F one of the only events in the nation still dedicated to showcasing almost exclusively new artists. Past showcasing artists at AMC+F have included Maroon 5, John Mayer, Bone Crusher, Los Lonely Boys, Josh Joplin, The Hiss, Sugarland, Kottonmouth Kings and Trust Company to name a few. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen