Organizers of ONE Musicfest have announced that it will honor iconic super-producers Jermaine Dupri and Dallas Austin for their vast contributions to urban culture during a special on-stage ceremony at the 10th annual festival taking place Sept. 7-8 at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta.
As architects of the sounds that catapulted artists such as TLC, Mariah Carey and Usher to become household names, Dupri and Austin are not only musical visionaries but were early pioneers in putting Atlanta on the map as a creative epicenter, according to Jason Carter, founder of ONE Musicfest.
The recognition of these two superproducers will mark the inaugural OMF Honors, a new platform to highlight the influence and innovation of culture creators. Dupri and Austin will receive the OMF Honors presentation on Sunday, Sept. 8 in the 7 p.m. hour on the main stage.
“As we celebrate 10 years of bringing the culture together on one stage, it was a no-brainer to honor two monumental figures who have been musical disruptors for decades,” Carter said. “JD and Dallas represent the excellence, originality and authenticity that make urban culture so powerful.”
Hailed as one of the nation’s “Can’t-Miss Festivals,” ONE Musicfest returns for its tenth year with an all-star lineup of performers, including Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd, Tory Lanez, Rick Ross, DMX, Wu-Tang Clan, Three 6 Mafia, Teyana Taylor, Raphael Saadiq, KP The Great featuring Pharrell Williams and Usher, Florida All-Stars featuring Uncle Luke, T-Pain, Trina, Trick Daddy and more.
The festival has also released a full schedule of performances, which you can view below: