The 8th Annual ATL’s Hottest Awards

Date: December 4th, 2016

Location: 444 Theatre

The red carpet was spread out and trophies had been polished. PasskeyChoice was ready for the 8th round of The ATL’s Hottest Awards Show. The swanky attendees and nominees included small business owners, entertainers and service industry leaders. ATL came out  to the 444 Theatre in midtown to see who would be voted “The Hottest”.

The night began with a pre-show that included crucial networking, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and performances. Host and comedian Big Ray hosted the pre-show area while joking and interacting guests for true entertainment.  Everyone got to show off their awards show attire on the red carpet where the lights were endlessly flashing. Around this, Interviews and conversations were flowing, and business relationships were being built all over.

The show was transferred over to the theatre with lively host Jason Carey, kept the energy high. Excited volunteers came from the crowd to announce each winner. Intimate crowd participation brought a nice touch to the event. Award winner, Comedian Sweet Baby Kita, even came on stage for entertainment that left the theatre rolling in tears. More performers graced the stage including singer/songwriter, LyriQal Marie and rapper, Al Blaze who switched it up and had an animated performance in a light up suit and explosive energy.

Touie Da DJ wins ATL's Hottest DJ! #ATLsHottestAwards2016 #Atlanta

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Performance time at the #ATLsHottestAwards2016 with Mr. Everything

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PasskeyChoice’s Bryant Marshall explained that The 8th Annual ATL’s Hottest Award’s mission is to encourage and inspire by honoring locals for being some of the most innovative and hottest in and around ATL. We’ll see you there next year!


VISIT for the list of the 2016-17 ATL’s Hottest Entertainment Awards

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