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20 Years Later, The Atlanta Greek Picnic is Still The Greatest Annual HBCU Takeover of Them All



20 Years Later, The Atlanta Greek Picnic is Still The Greatest Annual HBCU Takeover of Them All


Atlanta, GA, June 26, 2024 - Morris Brown College is back among the thriving accredited HBCU’s and will once again welcome thousands of students, alumni, black sororities, fraternities and lovers of the HBCU college culture to the 20th Annual Atlanta Greek Picnic (AGP). The 6-day cultural and historical event series will take place from June 25-30, 2024 at Morris Brown College, 643 M.L.K. Jr Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30314. The 20 Year Anniversary of AGP will be a star-studded affair including Fabo, Roscoe Dash, Lil Ru, & more surprises to be announced.  In its two decade existence, AGP would like to not only continue to incorporate rich tradition, building community and sharing the values of Divine 9 brotherhood/sisterhood but to also bring awareness about the importance of HBCU graduates being whole and healthy humans regarding financial, physical & mental health in our community. 



Mental health in the African American community has become a primary subject of concern over the past years. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, suicide is the second leading cause of death for African Americans ages 15 to 24. However, only one in three African Americans who need mental health care actually receive it, as reported by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) - Mental Health Facts for African Americans. Additionally, sph.umich.edu states that of the 21% of Black and African Americans who had a mental health concern, only 39% of these individuals received mental health services. 



The Atlanta Greek Picnic launched their AGP Cares initiative in 2010, to give back to colleges and the black community as whole. This year AGP Cares is proud to announce "complimentary"  6-10 minute AGP Cares Chats with licensed therapists as well as other various health screenings will be provided to attendees at this year's event, located in the “AGP Cares Corner”. Inside the AGP Cares Corner, we hope to bridge these gaps and provide much-needed support to those in our community who may be struggling with their mental health and other health challenges.



Tiwa Works, founder of AGP, is grateful for the past and optimistic for the path forward for his annual picnic. 


“As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, AGP remains dedicated to fostering unity, creating memorable experiences, and building lasting connections. We reflect on our journey, our achievements, and the exciting possibilities ahead. We champion the celebration of our culture and the support of small businesses. We are committed to continuously tackling important community issues such as financial literacy and mental health awareness, aiming to develop opportunities that will benefit the future generations of our community." - Tiwa Works (Founder of AGP)


Attendees this year can expect 6 days full of engaging activities. Kicking off AGP is The Mixer on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 from 6pm - 10pm at the all new black-owned 42 Bar & Grill, followed by BamBa Tuesday - AGP Edition on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 from 10pm - 2:30am at Rock Steady. Wednesday kicks off with the Career Fair & Fireside Chat on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 6pm-9pm at the Westside Cultural Arts Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and build connections with the U.S. Army & more! Following the career fair is the return of the R&B Experience,  Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 10pm-3am. Last year this event was sold out with drinks and bottles flowing. Attendees can expect the same vibes plus more this year! The next event takes place on Thursday, June 27th, 2024 from 8pm-2am. The famous AGP Block Party at Underground Atlanta - 50 Upper Alabama St, Atlanta, GA 30303, will be a great time spent outdoors in downtown Atlanta with the VIBES. A big stage, Vendors, Food, Multiple Bars and celebrity performances. We hope you rest well because Friday, June 28th will be just as active. The Social Media Hangout x Brunch Day Party at Westside Motor Lounge -725 Echo St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 from 12pm - 5pm is definitely the place to be. Pop out with all your Divine 9 friends! After a fun-filled brunch, some even more fun at the Opulence: AGP Kick-Off Party will take place at Believe Music Hall: 181 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta GA 30312. The next day, we have planned an AGP Field of Greeks, fitness and wellness event on Saturday, June 29th from 9am-12pm at the Rodney Cook Sr Park - 616 Joseph E. Boone Blvd Atlanta GA 30314. It will be a perfect way to start your morning before the 20th Atlanta Greek Picnic on Saturday, June 29th from 2pm-12am at the Founders Plaza of Morris Brown College. Attendees will be submerged in Black culture and the HBCU experience. Vendors, food trucks, and live music will flood the campus of Morris Brown College. One of the main attractions at the AGP is the annual Stroll Off where Divine 9 sororities and fraternities compete for a $10,000 prize! Closing out the weekend will be the Official 2024 Alumni Greek Picnic, Sunday June 30th, at Morris Brown College, from 12pm-8pm! Join Atlanta Greek Picnic in their 20th year celebrating and highlighting Divine 9 sororities and fraternities from around the country and HBCU culture. This event series has featured continuous support of black owned businesses and brands for over 20 years!


Sponsors for the 20th Annual Atlanta Greek Picnic include: Red Bull, The U.S. Army & TiwaWorks. 






Schedule of Events


Tuesday, June 25, 2024


The Mixer

42 Bar & Grill - 327 Memorial Dr Se Atlanta GA 30312

6:00pm - 10:00pm


Bamba Tuesdays - AGP Edition 

Rock Steady - 907 Marietta St NW Atlanta GA 30318

10pm - 2:30am


Wednesday, June 26, 2024


Career Fair & Fireside Chat

Westside Cultural Arts Center - 760 10th St NW Atlanta GA 30318

6:00pm - 9:00pm


R&B Experience 

Whisky Mistress - 3161 Maple Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

10:00pm - 3:00am



Thursday, June 27, 2024


AGP Block Party

Underground Atlanta - 50 Upper Alabama St, Atlanta, GA 30303

9:00pm - 3:00am



Friday, June 28, 2024


Social Media Hangout + Brunch Day Party

Westside Motor Lounge - 725 Echo St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

12:00pm - 5:00pm


Opulence: AGP Kick-Off Party

Believe Music Hall: 181 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta GA 30312

9:00pm - 2:30am



Saturday, June 29, 2024


AGP Field of Greeks

Rodney Cook Sr. Park - 609 Thurmond St. NW Atlanta 30314

Carrie-Steele Pits Home | Restoring One’s Hope of Atlanta | Atlanta Beltline Project

9am - 12pm



The 20th Anniversary Atlanta Greek Picnic

Morris Brown College - 643 M.L.K. Jr Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30314

2pm - 12am



Sunday, June 30, 2024


Alumni Greek Picnic

Morris Brown College - 643 M.L.K. Jr Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30314

12pm - 8pm 




About Atlanta Greek Picnic

Founded in 2004 by Tiwa Works, Atlanta Greek Picnic (AGP) is an annual summertime event designed to provide members of Greek-lettered member organizations of the National Panhellenic Council a unique experience that caters to them celebrating the rich culture of stepping. Since its inception, AGP has had over 350,000 Greek-lettered organizations attend, and over 1500 small businesses participating in the yearly celebration. AGP has also garnered state-wide and global impact with 38 out of 50 states attending and countries like Japan, Spain, Ghana, Germany, Ukraine, Seria, Vietnam, New Zealand and Nigeria have all made multiple appearances at AGP. 





CONTACT:


Media Contact/Brand Management


The Resource Guild


Mr. Daniel Dickey

M: 770-896-1406


Kai Drakeford

M: 770-882-8122


Ovie Egberi

M: 770-354-3585


Social Media Engagement:

@atlantagreekpicnic1  #atlantagreekpicnic  #AGP #AGP2024




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