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No Green Concert at Piedmont Park this year

Music fans can revel in the return of Music Midtown this fall at Piedmont Park, but those who enjoyed the Green Concert might be disappointed.

A statement from Piedmont Park Conservancy said that the park fundraiser, which in past years has boasted concerts by Dave Matthews Band, Paul McCartney and the Eagles, will not take place this year.

“We remain 100 percent committed to pursuing fundraising options that maintain Piedmont Park and protect the $42 million investments recently made toward its expansion,” said conservancy president and CEO Yvette Bowden in the statement.

No one at Piedmont Park would comment beyond the statement, so it isn’t clear if the conservancy was already planning to skip a year – as it did in 2008 – before Music Midtown began to formulate.

Music Midtown, featuring Coldplay and The Black Keys, will take place at Piedmont Park Sept. 24. Tickets are on sale Saturday for $55, with $1 from each ticket benefiting Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s “Centers of Hope” initiative.

The conservancy’s statement also said it is, “exploring options to present the Green Concert in 2012.”

23 comments Add your comment

scubike

July 11th, 2011
5:47 pm

Ken

July 11th, 2011
7:30 pm

Music Midtown will be a joke this year compared to it’s previous incarnation. One day, two stages and Coldplay is the headliner? No thanks.

Tim Pangburn

July 11th, 2011
9:00 pm

Don’t forget, a even bigger price tag for the one day.

Atlien

July 11th, 2011
9:09 pm

You can’t really have the $40 crowd at Piedmont Park and 1) expect to make money with limited capacity, 2) expect the park to not get torn up. Don’t go expecting it to be 2004. Should be fun.

Tim Pangburn

July 11th, 2011
9:47 pm

Then don’t call it Music Midtown. it was 45.00 for three days, and 15 big name artists. The whole reason it died is because they raised the price, and cut down on the names.

crazy

July 11th, 2011
11:39 pm

Using “music midtown” for brand recognition for a “green” concert. Good marketing. Not going.

Fred

July 12th, 2011
12:28 am

Tim Pangburn; Would you please list those 15 “big names” please?

55 bucks for an all day concert with multiple bands is too much? puh-lease. Get a grip people.

SAWB

July 12th, 2011
1:08 am

Why don’t they have some real stars like George Jones and Loretta Lynn?

NATIVESON71

July 12th, 2011
7:17 am

I don’t ‘get’ Cold Play. Boring. I’d rather watch boogers dry in the sun.

RHagans

July 12th, 2011
7:40 am

funny how in a city 60% black that mid-town has no black artist. i wonder why livenation could not get india.arie, jill scott, erika badu, or is an integrated audience asking for too much.

ozzfest

July 12th, 2011
8:14 am

I AM THINKIN’ OZZFEST 2012 FOR THE PARK…HOW ‘BOUT YOU?

so its a racial thing now?

July 12th, 2011
8:18 am

Unbelievable! No matter what, it always becomes a race thing with some idiot (Rhagans). Some people amaze me. Give it a rest moron.

Roekest

July 12th, 2011
8:42 am

Once again Atlanta proves is mediocrity! At least it’s consistent.

Huh

July 12th, 2011
8:50 am

Rhagans: You sure only %60 black?

Dennis

July 12th, 2011
8:53 am

I though only gay people lived in midtown, why no gay artist?

@Dennis

July 12th, 2011
9:03 am

Because Atlanta Pride is two weeks after MM?

wow

July 12th, 2011
9:05 am

Dennis, why don’t they have a hillbilly band? You could introduce them.

Nomobama

July 12th, 2011
9:13 am

Because only about 25% of the 60% are productive citizens who hold steady jobs, pay taxes and can afford the $55 ticket. Too many others are moochers or looters, or criminals. But I did hear Prince might be added to Friday night, which would be great…

RenaP

July 12th, 2011
9:54 am

There is nothing special about Atlanta anymore. When i moved here in the 90’s – it was a fun city to visit. Now there is nothing special about it at all. Just a drag with a lot of traffic.

Mr.Obvious

July 12th, 2011
10:12 am

@RenaP

Maybe because so many people from their “hyped up” cities have moved here…. Get it? Several Non-interesting people relocating (into) + A once vibrant city = A not so vibrant city anyone…. So Sad… I blame the Olympics….

RHagans

July 13th, 2011
5:22 pm

@so its a racial thing now? no need to call anyone names like kids do. we are mature adults. if you disagree with my point be more articulate and show me how my point is wrong. one last question, why would you have a problem with raising the question of race, after all this is the deep south, and racism is still alive here in modern day atlanta.

Benadryl

July 15th, 2011
4:32 pm

My band plays a high hardrock/progressive/punk type sound…We’d play for free…Trust me. it would blow Coldplay to Bermuda ;)

dbeall

July 15th, 2011
5:12 pm

I automatically will refuse to patronize ANYTHING with the word “green” in it. I refuse to patronize the enviro-communists.