Afropunk Fest has been described by the New York Times as "the most multicultural festival in the US". The word Afropunk itself has become synonymous with open - minded, non - conforming and unconventional, placing the institution at the epicenter of urban culture inspired by alternative music. Afropunk inspires and embraces differences and uniqueness among us all. Afropunk came to Atlanta for the first time in 2015 and took place at 787 WINDSOR. By 2017 Afropunk Atlanta: Carnival of Consciousness had grown to 7500 attendees. Services included, but were not limited to, production management, site planning, logistics, vendor selection and permitting.