The Return of Music Midtown

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Mayor Kasim Reed and Live Nation’s Peter Conlon announce Music Midtown, a huge Atlanta concert event that happened from 1994 to 2005, will return on Saturday, September 24, to Piedmont Park and will feature performances by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Coldplay[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Black Keys[/lastfm] and more.  [photogallerylink id=49936 align=right]Keep listening to dave-fm for ticket information and for your first chance to win your way into this epic Atlanta tradition!

The concert is planned for Saturday, September 24, 2011 at The Meadow at Piedmont Park. Tickets are $55 and go on sale July 16th.

Jimmy Baron’s Interview with Peter Conlon of Live Nation:

redbull davefm broadcasttent The Return of Music MidtownThe full line-up includes Coldplay, The Black Keys, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cage the Elephant[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Manchester Orchestra[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Young the Giant[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Band of Skulls[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Joy Formidable[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Constellations[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Postelles[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mona [/lastfm]and more.

“I am pleased to partner with Peter Conlon and Live Nation to bring Music Midtown back to our city,” said Mayor Reed. “Piedmont Park is a world-class venue that is perfect for a world-class music festival. This is an event that will bring energy and excitement to midtown and attract music lovers from across the city and state.”

“It is exciting to finally announce the return of Music Midtown.  Cities are defined by events like this and it is important to Atlanta to have a major music festival again,” explains Live Nation’s Peter Conlon. “Major music events spotlight new talent and national favorites and most of all bring communities together.  It is exactly what Music Midtown does.”

[photogallerylink id=62144 align=right] This year, a portion of the proceeds from Music Midtown 2011 will go toward funding recreation centers and after-school activities for young people in the city as part of Mayor Reed’s Centers of Hope initiative. Many of the city’s recreation centers and pools were closed in recent years due to budget cuts. During his first year in office, Mayor Reed reopened every recreation center in the city and began the process of transforming them into ‘Centers of Hope’ – safe, structured centers where young people can bolster their academic skills, engage in robust physical activities and develop character-building traits.

Tickets go on sale now at, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.  Citi® is the official credit card of Music Midtown. For complete presale details visit

[photogallerylink id=62235 align=right]Tickets are only $55.00 + $1.00 for Centers of Hope for general admission with a limited number of VIP packages available. There will be two VIP packages to choose from for an enhanced festival experience and include:

VIP Package – $ 250.00/ticket

  • Admission to the festival
  • Private VIP entrance
  • Private Hospitality Area with complimentary food and beverage
  • Private Air Conditioned Restrooms

Super VIP Package – $ 1,000.00/ticket (Only 200 Available)

  • Admission to the festival with complimentary commemorative t-shirt
  • Private VIP entrance
  • Valet parking
  • Backstage Viewing Area of both stages
  • Private Hospitality Area with complimentary food and beverage
  • Private Air Conditioned Restrooms
  • VIP Laminate

All tickets are subject to applicable service charges and acts, event time and date are subject to change.

For more information, visit  Produced by Live Nation in association with the City of Atlanta.

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