(Atlanta, GA) – Yesterday, Morris Brown College played host to the 23rd Annual Cali Picnic: Westurn Union, welcoming thousands to join a festive gathering of music, food, games and hot cars. People of all ages convened throughout the day, some arriving earlier than 10AM to set up for a 2PM kickoff.
A variety of food vendors, including Coldstone Creamery, The Culinary King, Naanstop Indian Cuisine, Mally B’z Hookahs, Tacos & Tequila and others, served quality treats and meals for a span of six hours.
As is custom for the two decade long event, select sounds that span thirty to forty years of soul, funk and hip hop, blared through the speakers on Mo B’s historic grounds at the onset of the event. As participants began to fill up the staging area, various poplocking crews battled, while preliminary acts – Outlaw Bandit Loc, Mass Muzicc and Yoey Composes – prepped themselves for stage performances.
Once the stage was set and the crowd had gotten its fill of food, whips, ear candy and networking, organizers brought out the big dogs.
Among the artists that performed at the height of the event were Young Giantz, The Jay 305, RJ, AD and none other than YG, who delighted the crowd with “FTD,” “Why You Always Hatin,” “Twist My Fingaz” and “BPT.”
“California Love” was truly evident on yet another day in the illustrious history of The Cali Picnic, which saw the Black and Brown get down, Blue and Red get ahead and money green rein supreme.
“There were definitely some evil forces in the atmosphere attempting to ruin our event,” said N. Ali Early, one of four Organizers of the event since 2008. “Ultimately, we were blessed with immaculate weather, a great crowd and a show for the ages. What more could you ask for? It’s all love.”
All love, all day.