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.”