The private event, hosted by Big and his Big Kidz Board of Directors doubled as a celebration AND fundraiser for his foundation, which assists local art programs.
The festive affair was held at the legendary Stankonia Studios, home of Outkast and many other top recording acts and guests included many of Atlanta’s entertainers, tastemakers, politicians, socialites, entrepreneurs and supporters, who were all in attendance to spread holiday cheer!
Big Boi and his mom strike a pose in the studio…
One of the focal points of the event was the foundation’s Big Hearts Tree. Supporters could select a donation ornament from the beautifully decorated Christmas tree and pledge funds to support the Big Kidz Foundation programs.
Big Kidz Holiday Tree…
Entertainment industry vets Shanti Das and Catherine Brewton (BMI)
Atlanta party promoter Juan Farmer and his brother, Producer Dallas Austin pose with a friend…
Michelle ‘ATLien’ Brown (aka me) and Alexis “Mary Jane” Miller (aka Kirk Frost’s ‘Mistress’ from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta)
Big Boi and Tweet… (remember her?)
Comedian Rodney Perry strikes a pose…
Big Boi’s impromptu performance with Clinton Babers from BET’s Music Matters (snippet)
Shout out to Jennifer S.Lester, Executive Director of The Big Kidz Foundation and Joy Edwards from the Big Kidz Board of Directors for their hard work and dedication to the cause!
All proceeds from the holiday event will go toward fulfilling the mission of Big Kidz Foundation, which is providing culturally diverse experiences in the field of humanities while helping create socially-conscious youth.
Photos courtesy of Big Kidz Foundation & Instagram