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Midtown Music Festival

Midtown Music Festival Dig out your favorite band t-shirt and get ready for Music Midtown, Atlanta's music festival held at the 10th Street Meadow at Piedmont Park in late September. The music festival features two days of music on two stages, food vendors, a lot of people-watching and just generally a rocking good time.

Music Midtown Minutia
The music festival debuted in 1994 and ran continuously through 2005, attracting 300,000 music lovers at its height of popularity. With rising costs and changing schedules, the festival took a hiatus through 2010, returning in a modified format in 2011. More than 40,000 fans attended the 2011 event, ensuring that the music festival had staged its comeback. Now considered an annual event once again, Music Midtown planners continue to build on the success of each subsequent festival.

Some of the biggest stars in music and the most beloved artists perform at the festival. Acts rocking the 2012 Music Midtown stages included The Foo Fighters, Adam Ant, Florence and the Machine, Pearl Jam, Ludacris, Girl Talk, LP, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, T.I., Garbage, The Avett Brothers, O'Brother, Civil Twilight, Van Hunt and Neon Trees. Previous musical performances at the festival include Coldplay, The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant, Wyclef Jean, Joss Stone, Jessica Simpson, Courtney Love, Finger Eleven and Hoobastank.

One- and two-day ticket packages are available, and early birds usually receive a discount on the admission price. VIP and Super VIP packages are also available and include extra amenities such as private restrooms, complimentary food and beverages, VIP entrances, valet parking and the opportunity to purchase VIP tickets to future Music Midtown tickets before they are released to the public. Tickets are usually available through a variety of sources, including by phone. No service fees are charged on ticket purchases made in person at The Tabernacle during specified times.

Getting to Music Midtown
Three gates open onto Music Midtown: the Charles Allen Gate at 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive, the Park Drive Gate near Park and Monroe Drives and the Lakeside Gate near 12th and 14th Streets. Private gates are available to VIP and Super VIP ticket holders.

Parking near Piedmont Park can be tough to come by. Consider taking Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) trains to the festival. The MARTA stations nearest the festival are the Midtown and Arts Center stations; check route maps for the station that works best for your location.

If using MARTA doesn't appeal to you, consider bicycling or walking to the event site. Bicycle racks are available to ticket holders at the Charles Allen Gate.

All entrance gates are wheelchair accessible. Viewing platforms for wheelchairs are constructed at each stage inside the venue.