ONE MUSIC FEST 2017 | Jill Scott, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Jidenna, MIGOS and More! Monday 18 September, 2017

Over 20,000 attendees traveled to experience ONE MusicFest, the Southeast’s largest urban music and arts festival in Atlanta, GA. Celebrating nearly a decade of incredible music and art, ONE Musicfest boasts its most diverse and dynamic lineup yet this year. Celebrating with a pre-festival concert, fans enjoyed performances by Thundercat, J.I.D, Ari Lennox and Noname at the Tabernacle Atlanta. Then ONE Musicfest took over Lakewood Amphitheater for 11 hours of nonstop music on two performance stages and three DJ stages.  Headline artists included A-list superstars: Jill Scott, Yasiin bey (formerly known as Mos Def) in his farewell performance, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, 8Ball & MJG, Pastor Troy, Jidenna, Kaytranada, Too $hort, Tank and the Bangas, and more.

This year, ONE Musicfest set out in hopes to unify the community through music. ONE Musicfest is the only place to see this roster of incredible acts join together for ONE purpose  – which was to witness a wide variety of sounds, from rock to hip-hop, electro, reggae, funk, disco, house, alternative and soul while having your musical senses stimulated. ONE Musicfest’s main focus was to create a roster of performers that would be enjoyable for multiple generations.

“There is a lack of representation for soul, progressive hip-hop, alternative and rock, represented under one roof, in the format of music festivals in Atlanta”, states J Carter, ONE Musicfest Producer.  “We have noticed that while there are many pockets of individuals that share taste in the same music, rarely do you see them share in this together. ONE Musicfest was created with the idea of ‘music as the universal language’.

Too $hort

Too $hort, a pioneer in explicit rap and a old school favorite performed, and yes he still go it! Yes his lyrics are R-rated but people know his songs lyric for lyric and made his performance fun!

Ro James

Ro James, a newbie in the R&B neo soul game. He just has a smooth persona and the R&B music than can put you to sleep or put you in the mood. Very sultry and sexy.


Jidenna had one of my favorite set for the festival! He is so energetic, talented, and yes fine! I am proud of him because two years ago he was a feature on Janelle Monae set, and now he headlines his own! Seriously, if you’ve never seen Jidenna perform he is a must see. His entire album “The Chief” is amazing and I guarantee you will be a fan after seeing him live and in action!

Offset from the MIGOS

Atlanta’s very own MIGOS performed. After Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) gave “Bad and Bougee” an amazing song shoutout at this years Golden Globes, they blew up quickly to mainstream and the song has been topping the charts all year long. Of course they had to grace the stage and show love to their own city at ONE MUSIC FEST.

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)

It was an honor to witness the last showcase concert of Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def. He is one of the legends of the conscious rap movement and now he is retiring. He decided ONE Music Fest would be his farewell performance. Its bittersweet to see him go, hip hop will definitely no be the same without him but his iconic music lives on and immortalized forever.

Jill Scott

Jill Scott was the headliner for the night and you can just feel the soulful energy as soon as she grace the stage. From her fluffy fro to her colorful cape she had a psychedelic aphorediasic mood setting performance and it was a wonderful way to end the night! It got no better from Jilly from Philly!

For more information, visit and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram via @ONEMusicfest and #OMF2017.

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