Music Midtown Festival 2016

Music Midtown Festival 2016

September 17, 2016 - September 18, 2016
September 17, 2016 - September 18, 2016


Music Midtown is a large music festival held in Atlanta annually from 1994 to 2005, and after a six-year hiatus, returned in 2011. During its original run, the festival ran on one weekend each year. The event drew in excess of 300,000 attendees per year during its peak years. Music Midtown started as a two-day event with three stages. It later grew to three-day event. During the years that Music Midtown had a three-day run, the event had six main stages. Each of these stages were typically sponsored by a local Atlanta radio station which were used to present dozens of bands playing a wide variety of musical genres. Due to a decline in attendance and rising expenses after the 2005 Music Midtown, promoters placed the festival on hiatus in 2006. The hiatus ran through 2010. The festival returned as a one-day event in 2011, and expanded to its current two-day format in 2012.

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American musician and singer-songwriter
bornJuly 8, 1970
Los Angeles, United States
The Killers
Alabama Shakes

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Twenty One Pilots (often stylized as twenty one pilots or TWENTY ØNE PILØTS, and sometimes abbreviated as TØP) is an American musical duo originating from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 by Tyler Joseph along with former members Nick Thomas and Chris Salih, who eventually left in 2011, and currently consists of lead vocalist and keyboardist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun.[13] They put out two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots in 2009 and Regional at Best in 2011, before being signed by Fueled by Ramen in 2012.[14] They released their debut album signed with a label, Vessel, with Fueled by Ramen in 2013.[15] On May 17, 2015, their second signed album, Blurryface, was released two days earlier than intended, through the same label.


Joel Thomas Zimmerman (born January 5, 1981), known professionally as deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse"), is a Canadian electronic music producer and performer from Toronto, Ontario. Zimmerman produces a variety of styles within the progressive house genre and sometimes other forms of electronic music. His tracks have been included in numerous compilation albums, such as the 2007 In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza CD. The February 2008 issue of Mixmag's music magazine included a free CD which was titled MixMag Presents: The Hottest New Name In Dance! DEADMAU5 Tech-Trance-Electro-Madness, mixed by Zimmerman. Tracks have also been included and presented on Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance radio show. His debut album, Get Scraped, was released in 2005, followed by others in the next few years. He has received six Grammy Award nominations for his work. Zimmerman has worked with other DJs and producers, such as Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire and Wolfgang Gartner. On a number of releases, he has partnered with Melleefresh. An early 12" single produced on vinyl titled "I Don't Want No Other" was released by Joel Zimmerman and Derek Caesar[2] under the group name "Dred and Karma".[3] A 2006 album titled deadmau5 Circa 1998–2002 was released using the alias "Halcyon441". He has also collaborated with Steve Duda under the alias, "BSOD", as well as "WTF?" including Duda, Tommy Lee, and DJ Aero.[4][5] deadmau5 is currently one of the highest paid electronic music producers in the world.[6]


Alabama Shakes is a Grammy-winning American blues rock band formed in Athens, Alabama in 2009. The band currently consists of lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson. The group rose to prominence in the early 2010s with their distinctive and soulful roots rock sound.

The band began their career touring and performing at bars and clubs around the Southeast for two years while honing their sound and writing music. They recorded their debut album, Boys & Girls, themselves in Nashville while still unsigned. Online acclaim led ATO Records to sign the band, which released Boys & Girls in 2012 to acclaim. The album had a hit single, "Hold On," and was nominated for three Grammy Awards. After a long touring cycle, the band recorded their second record, Sound & Color, which was released in 2015 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.

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Piedmont Park
Piedmont Park is a 189-acre (76 ha) urban park in Atlanta, Georgia, located about 1 mile (1.6 km) northeast of Downtown, between the Midtown and Virginia Highland neighborhoods. Originally the land was owned by Dr. Benjamin Walker, who used it as his out-of-town gentleman's farm and residence.


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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fire damages Little Rock's Midtown Billiards; owner vows to reopen popular spot
Arkansas Online  –  September 20, 2016
billiards and live music -- had been closed for several hours. Woolf said Monday afternoon that the extent of damage to the business was unclear. He said the cause of the blaze was under investigation and there were no signs of foul play. Midtown Billiards ...
Music Midtown poorly manages attendees during inclement weather  –  September 20, 2016
Music Midtown started out with a bang Saturday, Sept. 17, but it fell flat for many attendees on the second day due to bad weather and even worse management. In a conversation about Georgia music festivals, it’s impossible to ignore Music Midtown.
Music Midtown noise produces flood of calls to the Decatur Police Department  –  September 19, 2016
The Music Midtown concert in Atlanta apparently generated a large number noise complaints lodged with the Decatur Police Department. Loud noise could be heard in Decatur late on Sunday evening, Sept. 18. Lt. Jennifer Ross posted a message on the Next Door ...
Hollywood star Daniel Craig introduces The Killers at Music Midtown in Atlanta (SLIDESHOW)
The Business Journal  –  September 19, 2016
The Live Nation Inc. (NYSE: LYV) produced festival previously was held on Friday and Saturday but moved to a Saturday/Sunday format in 2016. Live Nation Atlanta President and Music Midtown co-founder Peter Conlon told Atlanta Business Chronicle more than ...
Music Midtown 2016 Day 1 concert review and photos: Twenty One Pilots, Beck, Lil Wayne and more  –  September 18, 2016
The weather held and tens of thousands of music-loving fans — the majority in their late teens and 20s — descended upon Piedmont Park for the sixth annual installment of Music Midtown on Saturday. “I think people are having fun,” said Peter Conlon ...
Midtown Café Opens For Breakfast  –  September 16, 2016
Midtown Café owner Randy Rayburn has added breakfast service at the establishment, beginning Monday (Sept. 19). The restaurant is located near Music Row at 102 19th Ave. S. To celebrate the launch, 10 percent of breakfast and lunch sales will be ...
GREAT MUSIC AT ST. BART'S 2016-17 Season Premieres
Broadway World  –  September 16, 2016
His 2016 work Candlemas Eve for two flutes and vibraharp will ... a weekly series of 35-minute early music concerts in midtown Manhattan featuring soloists and ensembles from the U.S. and abroad.
City preparing for big Music Midtown crowds
Atlanta INtown  –  September 15, 2016
Atlanta Police are preparing to manage crowds and traffic related to Music Midtown this Saturday and Sunday in Piedmont Park. Performances begin at 12:30 p.m. on both days are scheduled into the evening hours. This year’s headliners include The Killers ...
Music Midtown 2016: expect key changes, large crowds
Curbed  –  September 15, 2016
When daytime temperatures start slipping towards bearable, it signals that Atlanta’s predominant music festival is about to melt eardrums again in Piedmont Park. Music Midtown returns for a sixth installment since its 2011 rebirth this weekend, again ...
All the info you need for Music Midtown
WSB-TV Atlanta  –  September 14, 2016
If you haven't already, make sure you've downloaded the official new Music Midtown 2016 App, presented by AT&T to get the latest news and updates on the festival. The app is available for free on both Apple and Android devices. To download the app, visit:
Midtown Atlanta prepares for Music Midtown challenges
CBS Atlanta  –  September 14, 2016
The Atlanta Police Department expects thousands of people to attend this year’s Music Midtown event and say they will be out is full force. Copyright 2016 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. As crews are setting up for Music Midtown ...
Your gay guide to Music Midtown 2016
David Atlanta  –  September 13, 2016
Join the flood of Millennials pouring into Piedmont Park with a slightly different feel to this year’s roster. The annual takeover begins here. By Matthew Holley Praise the music gods and the City of Atlanta: Music Midtown is just around the corner!

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