During the A3C Conference, VIP’s, artists and panelists were entitled to chill on the 25th floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, where there were brunches, parties, mixers and exhibits, as well as two DJ’s. In the southern room, the Beatminerz Radio was broadcasting live for the majority of the conference.
The second day of the Core DJ Retreat was largely dominated by panels and showcases, including a very well-attended radio panel that included Memphis’ legendary radio promoter Lester Pace, formerly of Interscope Records. After the radio panel was a showcase sponsored by VirDiko Music Promotion and hosted by veteran DJ Bigga Rankin from Jacksonville. Among the industry stars I ran into around the hotel were Shreveport/Dallas DJ Hollyhood Bay Bay and the artist Hurricane Chris.