Music Midtown Festival Tickets
One of Americas most popular musical festivals, the Music Midtown Festival is coming back to the city of Atlanta. The musical spectacle that has been holding yearly concerts since 1994 is known to draw a massive crown each year. With performances that previously ran for a week, Music Midtown Festival is a must watch event that sells Music Midtown Festival tickets very quickly.
The Music Midtown Festival is an annual event that takes place in Atlanta. It first began in 1994 and continued to occur each year till 2005 before it was temporarily stopped. It returned to the city once again in 2011. The festival lasts a weekend and invites some of the biggest acts in music.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are the first in the pool of performers that took to the festival stage. They are the rock band based in Los Angeles, California that has been on the airwaves since the early 1980s. They are known for their funk style and for having all the elements of a jam band. Since their early days, they have had a largely improvisational performing style which has made them very popular with audiences that enjoy artistic freedom in rock and roll. Consisting of Anthony Kiedis as the lead singer, along with musicians Chad Smith, Flea and Josh Klinghoffer, the band is an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has many Grammy Awards to their name.
Also in attendance was the legendary rock band, Journey. Most known for their biggest hit "Dont Stop Believin", the band was dominating the charts back in the 1970s. It continued to do so well into the 80s before they decided to go on a hiatus. Still, their soulful take to rock music has made them one of the most memorable bands of their time. Their tunes include "Open Arms", which is a power ballad, as is another one of their big hits, "Faithfully". It was former lead singer Steve Perrys powerhouse vocals that drove the songs and made them as impactful as they were.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs also performed at the festival. They are the indie rock band that is most known for the song "Maps". The lead singer of the band is Karen O who also plays the piano, along with Nick Zinner on the guitar and Brian Chase on drums. Although they had been performing since 2000, it was not until three years later that they made their debut with their record "Fever to Tell". Even though they were still independent artists, they managed to sell 750,000 copies, and received a gold certification. Moreover, "Maps" became an international hit and is perhaps what catapulted the band to fame.
2 Chainz also performed at the Music Midtown. He is the hip hop artist from College Park, Georgia who first entered the music scene in the year 1997. Since then, he has released a steady stream of hits such as "Im Different", "No Lie" and "Birthday Song". For a long time, he worked as an independent artist before finally scoring a major record deal with Def Jam. His latest album is called "BOATS". He has been travelling all over North America to promote it and sang his new tracks at the festival as well.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar was also part of the set list. The Compton, California native is currently signed to Interscope Records. Apart from being a solo artist, he is also a member of a hip hop group, "Black Hippy". Before signing a major contract, Lamar paved his way into the industry my releasing various mix tapes which showcased his talent. Even without a company to back him up, he managed to become iTunes top selling independent artist. This was how he started to get noticed by many top producers and songwriters. Today, he has a platinum certified studio album to his name and is one of the few successful young rappers in the industry right now.
Arctic Monkeys, the indie rock band from Sheffield, England were also part of the festivals lineup. The British rock band consists of Alex Turner, Nick OMalley, Jamie Cook and Matt Helders. Their music has been appreciated not just by the fans, but critics all over the world as well. They have 5 BRIT Awards to their name as well as many Grammy Award nominations. They are perhaps one of the first bands to come to the mainstream attention through the internet. The way rock bands of their kind were promoted changed vastly after they made use of social networking websites to get their name out there. They are a successful touring band today.The annual festivity was founded by music promoters Peter Conlon and Alex Cooley, whose main aim was to establish a musical event that would be similar in nature to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The first multi-day festivity was held for a period of seven days. It took place at a piece of undeveloped area located between Tenth St. and Peachtree St. situated in the heart of the business district of Midtown. After hosting the festival for a few years the organizers decided to move it to the Centennial Olympic Park as the previous place was sold to Federal Reserve Bank. The Music Midtown Festival was held at the Centennial Olympic Park for two years after which it was relocated to an open ground situated adjacent to Atlanta Civic Center. The open space was based on forty two acres of land and led to attracting massive crowds.
In 1998 Music Midtown Festival creators, Conlon and Cooley were seen selling the rights and ownership of the festival and their company named "Concert/Southern Productions" to SFX Entertainments subsidiary titled "Clear Channel Communications". In 2004, Cooley was released from his role due to health problems after which in the following year the schedule for the Music Midtown Festival was changed.
Prior to 2005, the musical event took place during May, however, as of 2005; the festival was moved to June. However, the dates of the festival coincided with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which led to an attendance shortage. Due to rising costs and attendance decline, the music showcase was shutdown in 2006 and remained on hiatus till 2011.
In 2011, Conlon and Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the Music Midtown Festival will be returning to Atlanta. Two stages were uprooted at the Piedmont Park and artists such as Coldplay and The Black Eyed Peas were seen headlining. Other artists who were invited to perform include Manchester Orchestra, Cage the Elephant, the Joy Formidable and Young the Giant. The success of the 2011 event led to Conlon announcing a return of the festival for 2012. The 2012 Music Midtown Festival brought in forty thousand attendees who enjoyed bands such as Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Florence & the Machine, the Avett Brothers, Girl Talk, Garbage and Neon Trees.
The Music Midtown Festival has announced another addition of the Music Midtown Festival that was held at the Piedmont Park. Bands namely Journey, 2 Chainz, Janes Addiction, Phoenix, North Mississippi Allstars, Cake, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Queens of the Stone Age, the Black Lips, Tegan and Sara, Arctic Monkeys and Capital Cities perfprmed there live. The Piedmont Park that is located towards the northeastern side of Midtown is based on one hundred and eighty nine acres of land. Created in 1895, the Piedmont Park was built on land that was under the ownership of Benjamin Walker.
The Piedmont Park is a hub for several outdoor activities that includes biking, running, walking and inline skating. The grounds are also used for picnics, volleyball matches, soccer events, softball competitions and dirt running games. The facility also supports a swimming center that was renovated in 2009. Apart from recreational opportunities, the Piedmont Park is known to host annual musical festivities as well. Some of these include the Atlanta Pride Festival, Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Festival Peachtree Latino and the Music Midtown Festival.
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