June 26, 2015 - Despite things kicking off a little later than expected, the 2015 edition of Raurfest packed in an abundance of acts throughout the night. Atlanta art-punk outfit Hello Ocho and South Korean rapper Keith Ape graced the stage at the second annual event, along with hometown heroes Two-9, Trinidad Jame$, and Key!.
The party really began around midnight, as the festival’s namesake, Raury, finally began his set complete with a live band whom he referred to throughout the night as his “band of brothers.” The 19 year-old Stone Mountain native sandwiched a song or two of his own between guest acts, including surprise performances from JMSN and Sza featuring Raury himself on guitar.
Post Malone began his set as the lights came on at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, serving as a buzzer beater of sorts for the "White Iverson" rapper who danced across the stage with his now infamous cheek to cheek smile as he performed “Too Young” and “White Iverson.” Raury put a cap on the night by performing the song that started it all, “God’s Whisper.”
Though there was no shortage of star-power with the likes of Big K.R.I.T and Jame$, Raurfest 2015 proved to be more of a showcase for rising acts than anything else. But with Andre 3000 in attendance, one could speculate that this showcase of talent may have also doubled as a passing of the torch from one generation of Atlanta hip-hop to the next.
June 13, 2015 — Dad's Garage Theatre hosted their second annual Dad's Garage and Friends all-star comedy show, at the Fox Theatre. Pulling from a diverse cast of international and local acts, the event was one-part variety show, one-part improv jam session. Celebrity guests included Fred Willard, Colin Mochrie, and Gary Anthony WIlliams, as well local stage stars from the Atlanta Opera, Adult Swim, and the cast of "Too Many Cooks."
May 27-31, 2015 - The Georgia World Congress center was home to an estimated 22,000 fans of gaming, anime, and the overall celebration of nerdiness. Over four days costumed and non-costumed fans flocked to dozens of events including celebrity autograph signings, informational panels and workshops, costume contests, and vendor showcases.