Tory Lanez & Alina Baraz to Headline Atlanta's Milk and Cookies Festival

Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez

The event will mix dessert with hip-hop and indie music.

Atlanta's Milk and Cookies festival is back for 2018, elevating the city's emerging dessert scene with a nod to independent music and art. Headlined by Canadian rapper Tory Lanez, singer Alina Baraz and local favorites like hip-hop artist SahBabii and singer-songwriter Bosco, the one-day event takes place April 7 at former steam-boiler factory turned art-space 787 Windsor in the city's Reynoldstown neighborhood.

The second-year festival draws about 4,000 fans and will highlight local food trucks, bakeries and pop-up confections like Insomnia Cookies and King's Ice Cream, explains Jhordan Gibbs, director of artist relations, explaining, "It's going to feel like you're walking into dessert paradise."

"There's a late night dessert scene bubbling up in Atlanta right now, and we want to showcase some of the indigenous creations that are percolating," adds Gibbs, who is one of six friends from Morehouse college creating the hometown Milk and Cookies festival.

"It's our second year at the festival," says Bowe O'Brien, director of talent acquisitions, who's company Bowe Inc is co-presenting Milk and Cookies with promoters ADE and Reaction Presents. "ADE already had the brand, Milk and Cookies, so we decided to organize around that brand and build it from there."

The festival is also a nod to the city's diversity, explains Reese, director of operations, saying, "We wanna promote sound that can be heard by all different backgrounds.

He adds, "The goal is to bring crowds together and really just enjoy music."

Learn more about Milk and Cookies at milkandcookiesfest.com