The 26th Annual Cali Picnic is postponed until summer 2020

Given the extreme nature of the pandemic that is currently impacting our world, the Cali Picnic committee members have decided to adhere to the direction of the CDC as well as the city of Atlanta and postpone this year’s event.

The cancellation of in-person classes for the duration of the Spring 2020 semester at the Atlanta University Center and neighboring schools, along with the order to minimize large gatherings for an indefinite period of time, were key factors in deciding to move the original date. The 26th annual Cali Picnic is NOT canceled. It will now take place in late summer 2020.

As COVID-19 continues to impact all of our lives, we found it difficult at best to confirm new and improved enhancements, talent and other necessities that make for a one of a kind event – one our ardent supporters have become accustomed to.

All pre-purchased tickets will be honored at the make-up date. If you would instead prefer a refund, please contact Eventbrite.

All paid vendor applications will be honored at the make-up date as well. Vendors that prefer a refund should reach out directly at Please provide the name of your business and vendor designation (food, non-food, etc.)

This was not an easy decision. We want each and every one of you to know that. However, it is in our best interest to adhere to requests from the city of Atlanta that have enforced a cap on large gatherings. Moreover, it is mandatory that we do our part to protect event-goers, staff, volunteers, talent and all other Cali Picnic supporters during these unprecedented times.

New announcements will be made via and will then be disseminated on our social media platforms in an effort to provide updates in real-time.

Thank you again for your continued support.


The Cali Picnic Committee

West Up Down South Showcase

Since final months of promotion and eventual production of “America’s Most Wanted,” we’ve been planning a series of showcases that would allow us to feature up and coming artists. Given the platform the Cali Picnic provides to independent rappers, singers and comedians, we felt it necessary to develop a unique opportunity for them to shine, even if it was not attached to a performance at the Cali Picnic.

Saturday was the beginning of that movement and while we didn’t have the turnout we expected, but it was just what it was supposed to be.

Among the participants featured were OG Outlaw Bandit Loc, Sacramento’s own Yoey Composes, and Mash Muzicc – a seasoned indie who’s made a name for himself in ATL industry circles. Read more