Tips for Music Midtown
The North Stage at Music Midtown. Photo: Courtesy Live Nation
(Updated Sept. 19 to include street closures and on-site tickets sales info.)
- Parking is extremely limited; taking MARTA, biking or walking is encouraged.
- Street closures: Through Friday at 9:30 a.m., one lane on 10th Street from Charles Allen Drive to Piedmont Avenue (closest to Piedmont Park) will be closed. Beginning on Friday at 9:30 a.m., the two west-bound lanes (closest to Piedmont Park) will be closed. On Friday, 10th Street between Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive will be closed until Monday at 4 a.m. On Sunday, 10th Street between Charles Allen Drive and Monroe Drive will be closed until 4 a.m. on Monday for festival load-out.
- You may leave the premises and return if you have your ticket scanned upon exit and use the same ticket upon returning.
- Patrons can bring one factory-sealed bottle of water or one empty reusable water bottle or CamelBak.
- Towels and blankets are fine. Chairs are not.
- Non-professional recording equipment (i.e., point and shoot cameras) are permitted. Cameras with detachable 300mm lenses are not.
- Wheelchair access is available at the entrances at 12th and 14th streets. The Charles Allen Drive gate and Park Drive gate entrances are also wheelchair accessible. There are two ADA viewing platforms inside the festival, one at each stage.
- Pets — aside from properly credentialed service dogs — are not permitted.
- For further details, visit www.musicmidtown.com.
There will be three entry gates into the festival.
- The Charles Allen Gate is located at the corner of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive. This is the “main gate.”
- The Park Drive Gate is accessible from Monroe and Park drives.
- The Lakeside Gate is accessible from the 12th and 14th street entrances into Piedmont Park. Patrons can enter at the base of Oak Hill by the lake.
This year, Music Midtown has added several Atlanta restaurants to the culinary offerings. Some of the choices you’ll find on-site are: Cibo di Beve/Meehan’s/Food 101, Going Coastal, Bomb Squad Pizza, Publik Draft House and Fox Bros BBQ.
Some vendors among the more than two dozen include Henna Deva, Forever Sunglasses, Loose Lucys, Re-Inspiration Store, Blue Gecko, Mountain Metal Arts and Krochet Kids International.
In case you need the schedule one more time…
Friday: Van Hunt (4:30-5:15 p.m.); Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (5:15-6:15 p.m.); T.I. (6:15-7:30 p.m.); The Avett Brothers (7:30-9 p.m.); Foo Fighters (9-11 p.m.)
Saturday: O’Brother (1-1:30 p.m.); Civil Twilight (1:30-2 p.m.); LP (2-2:45 p.m.); Garbage (2:45-3:45 p.m.); Adam Ant (3:45-4:45 p.m.); Ludacris (4:45-5:45 p.m.); Neon Trees (5:45-6:45 p.m.); Florence and the Machine (6:45-8 p.m.); Girl Talk (8-9 p.m.); Pearl Jam (9-11 p.m.)
Tickets are $55 for a general one-day pass ($65 at the gate) or $100 for a two-day pass. VIP and Super VIP packages available. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Will Call/on-site sales:
Onsite ticket sales begin on Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. at event entrances. Will call is located at the ticket booth at the corner of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive.