Music Midtown 2023: Lineup, Ticket information, and More

One of Atlanta’s biggest music festivals is back. Music Midtown, the annual music festival hosted at Piedmont Park, released its 2023 lineup Tuesday. See here or the full lineup of the scheduled performers beginning on Friday and performing through Sunday at Music Midtown 2023 lineup. Performers include Pink, Leah Kate, Billie Eilish, The Rose, and Guns N’ Roses.

The festival, described as “highly anticipated,” begins Friday, Sept. 15 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 17. It is headlined, as reported, “by some of the most famous names in pop, rock, and rap.” The several stages will feature a lineup of more than 40 bands and artists spanning all types of genres.

Local restaurants welcomed the event, such as Zocalo Mexican Kitchen and Cantina near Piedmont Park. “One of the restaurant’s partners, Luz Martinez, said with the event canceled last year, the business took a major hit.” Presumably, Martinez is illustrative of the many entrepreneurs who will benefit from the massive festival. “My staff is like, like really jumping out of their veins or bodies, everybody’s super, super, super excited,” said Martinez. “Thank God.”

As an example of the headlining and sequences of performances, “Pop music icon P!nk and Australian DJ Flume will headline the first night, followed by Gen Z Grammy-winner Billie Eilish and indie rockers The 1975 Saturday. Finishing the festival will be Los Angeles rock legends Guns N’ Roses and Atlanta rapper Lil Baby.”

The Atlanta-based festival was established in 1994. Its 29 years of music and fun was interrupted when the festival was  canceled last year after organizers said there were “circumstances beyond our control.” As reported, organizers did not specifically identify the reason behind the cancelation. However, Billboard reported industry sources connecting the cancelation to Georgia’s “Safe Carry Protection Act.” As further reported, “The 2014 law allows guns on government land and in government buildings, with some exceptions.”

People interviewed by FOX 5 staff expressed unalloyed exuberance for the festival. “It’s a great opportunity for people to come and listen to music,” said Julie Mckie. Ammar Askar affirmed the enthusiasm. “It was like completely out of the blue, I was like, oh, like Midtown Music. I thought that stuff was like, not happening anymore.”

Purchase options are available but for some, beware of sticker shock. As stated, presale tickets begin Thursday at 10 a.m. with three-day general admission starting at $350. One-day tickets will start at around $200 each. Music lovers also have the option to choose from general admission plus, VIP, and Super VIP tickets. You can sign up for the presale on the festival’s website.

D & B Staff

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