Weekend Pick: Music Midtown Atlanta’s Music Festival

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Music Midtown Festival is here and stronger than ever! The event takes place this coming weekend, September 20th – 21st, in Atlanta, Georgia’s Piedmont Park. Gates open at 4pm on Friday and noon on Saturday.  There will be 22 bands and musicians scattered throughout the three stages, which should keep you more than busy. Acts such as Phoenix, Cake, and Journey will be performing on Friday. A few of Saturday features are the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kendrick Lamar, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. You can find the entire lineup schedule here on their website.

Tickets can be purchased anytime online or at The Tabernacle (where there are no service fees) this Friday between 11am and 4pm.  Tickets will also be sold at the gates, but be warned – they are likely to sell out by the time you arrive. Prices are as follows: a two-day pass is $110, just Friday is $50, and Saturday is $80. There are also unique VIP and Super VIP options providing special treatments like parking, a t-shirt, private restrooms, and complimentary food and beverages. While there isn’t any camping available on the grounds, there are plenty of hotels around the venue. The event is most definitely family friendly and welcomes people of all ages.

There will be an artist market with unique and eclectic handmade goods. Vendors such as Williamson Brothers BBQ, Nectar Food Truck, and Publik Draft House will be on site providing food and refreshments. Working ATMs will be on festival grounds for all your cash needs.

Music Midtown was first started in 1994 and took place annually for nearly 12 years.  In 2006, one of the festival’s co-founders decided to cancel the event. Luckily, it was resurrected in 2011 thanks to the support of the mayor and access to a new location.  Last year’s festival drew in 90,000 people, so get ready for a fun and energetic weekend!

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