Courtesy Music Midtown
Courtesy Music Midtown

Around 150,000 music lovers will descend on Piedmont Park starting this afternoon at 4 p.m. when the gates open for the annual Music Midtown festival. Elton John, Drake, Van Halen and Sam Smith will be the headliners for this year’s event, which continues through Saturday.

This year’s festival will also include performances by Hall & Oates, Alice in Chains, Lenny Kravitz, Hozier, Billy Idol, Panic! At the Disco, Run the Jewels, Jenny Lewis, Tove Lo, August Alsina, Icona Pop, The Airborne Toxic Event, Kodaline, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, New Politics, X Ambassadors, Jamie N Commons, Elle King, Colony House, Rozzi Crane, Alessia Cara,  Elliot Moss, Vance Joy and Metric.

There is no parking at the festival site, so attendees are encouraged to take MARTA, Uber, bike, walk or other alternate means to get to Midtown. There will be no parking allowed in surrounding neighborhoods, so you have been warned. Traffic is also expected to be heavy around Piedmont Park, so take alternate routes starting this afternoon.

As this was posted, there were still some two-day passes available for $125. Visit for tickets and more information.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.