Know Before You Go! Music Midtown 2018

The annual Music Midtown Festival returns to Piedmont Park this weekend, welcoming some of music’s biggest artists! Below are some quick pointers to help navigate through the weekend and to insure the most memorable Music Midtown experience ever!


If you haven’t already, make sure you’ve downloaded the official Music Midtown 2018 App to get the latest news and updates on the festival. The app is available for free on both Android and iOS.


Wristband activation ensures a smooth process when entering the festival each day and makes sure that your investment remains yours. Sign up for MM Cashless to pay for drinks, food and merch with your wristband all weekend long. Pay quickly and securely throughout the festival by signing up for MM Cashless, presented by Bank of America®. For iPhone users, Apple Pay is the fastest way to pay and get back to the music. Simply link your Bank of America card to Apple Pay! To activate your wristband and register for MM Cashless, click here.

The 2018 Music Midtown schedule is available here.


There are four entrance gates into the festival grounds:

  • The Charles Allen Gate located at the  corner of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive
  • The Lakeside Gate is available to attendees coming from Monroe and Park Drives.
  • The 10th Street Gate located across from Grady High School
  • The 12th Street Gate located at 12th Street and Piedmont


There are two box office locations:

Beltline Side/Grady Stadium Box Office: Located at Grady Stadium on Monroe Drive between 10th Street and 8th Street

This box office is only during the festival (September 15 – 16) from 10am until close.

MARTA Side/ 12th Street Box Office: Located at the Piedmont Park Community Center at the 12th Street and Piedmont entry to Piedmont Park

This box office is open September 11 – 14 from 10am to 6pm; and during the festival (September 15 – 16) from 10am until close.



Will Call will be located at the ticket booth at the corner of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive, across from the Charles Allen Gate.



Guests with Super VIP tickets can enter at any gate, there is also a specially designated Super VIP entrance located on 10th Street.

Guests with VIP tickets may enter at all gates. Your wristband is NOT transferable to anyone during the festival.

The VIP Club is conveniently located between all 4 stages. It will have all of your VIP food options, complimentary food trucks, bar service including complimentary beer and wine, exclusive VIP bathrooms, along with a great area for you to relax.

There will be exclusive VIP viewing areas at all stages. These roped off areas will be standing room only. There are NO seats in the VIP viewing areas.



If you are looking to stash your stuff, we will be providing lockers, but not just lockers, lockers with universal cell phone chargers inside of them.  This means that you can store your items and leave them overnight, stay charged and quickly check-out at the end of the festival! Lockers are available for pre-order here.



Not to worry, re-entry is permitted, but you MUST have your wristband “scanned out” upon exiting in order to re-enter that same day.



Music Midtown offers a wide variety of food and beverages prepared onsite for your enjoyment all weekend long. Choose from Pero’s Pizza, The Loaded Taco, Siva’s Midtown, Soul Vegetarian, Gypsy Brewhouse, The Pickle, Island Noodles, The Best of the Wurst, Willy’s Mexicana Grill, Bhojanic, King of Pops and more!



You can view the festival map here.



Festival promoters have worked to provide an easy and enjoyable experience for everyone. Accessible parking is available in surrounding pay and private lots of the festival site. The far right lane at every gate will be accessible. Music Midtown has two accessible viewing platforms. There will be seating and accessible bathrooms. We also will be providing LED screens that will provide image enhancement for both stages. To learn out more, click here.


We will have ATMs throughout the festival site for patrons to access.



We love our festival neighbors. We are moving in for the weekend and want them to feel the same about us. PLEASE be respectful of them and their property at all times during the festival.



There will be various street closures throughout the festival (patrons can use the Music Midtown Mobile App for festival news) – To draw more attention to these road closures, there will be electronic messages on 10th Street, 14th Street and Monroe Drive.



The festival has traditionally been a carless event, so let’s keep it up! MARTA is a convenient way to get to the festival. The nearest stations are Midtown and Arts Center. MARTA also has handicap parking and shuttle services.



All attendees are encouraged to bicycle, walk, UBER or take MARTA to the festival. Bicycle valet is available near the Charles Allen Gate entrance. New for 2018, you can reserve parking in the 10 10th Street Parking Deck. Parking is very limited. To reserve your space, click here.



  • Arrive Early– While we will do everything in our power to be as quick & efficient as possible, we encourage guests to please arrive in advance of the scheduled door time, in order to allow ample time to enter the festival.
  • Inspection– Be prepared for inspection as you enter the festival. This inspection will include the use of metal detectors. Permitted bags will be searched and may slow down your entry time. For the 2018 Music Midtown Bag Policy, please click here.
  • Travel Light– To provide a safer environment for festival goers and expedite entry into the festival.
  • Take Notice– Upon entry into the festival, make yourself familiar with the festival’s layout, taking special notice of the nearest exit.
  • See Something Say Something– If you see something suspicious or out of place, please notify festival security immediately.
  • Be Nice– Please respect those around you, as well as yourself.


For the 2018 Music Midtown Bag Policy, click here. Pro-Tip: To speed up entry, leave your bags at home.



What can you bring to the festival grounds?

One factory sealed bottle of water or an empty re-usable water bottle that can be filled for free at any of our hydration stations located throughout the festival grounds. Binoculars, blankets, signs or posters no larger than 11” x 17”.



For the convenience and safety of all attendees, the following items are not permitted on the festival grounds during Music Midtown – aerosol containers including sunscreen and personal beauty products, any and all professional audio/recording/video equipment, professional cameras, selfie sticks, any remote flying device, coolers, hammocks, baby strollers, glass and metal containers, illegal and illicit substances of any kind, outside food and beverages, Umbrellas, walkie-talkies, tents, bikes, skateboards, scooters or any personal motorized vehicles, fireworks, weapons or explosives of any kind, large chains or spiked jewelry, chairs, festival totems and flags.

*subject to change at any time

Outside alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the festival due to the Fulton County and Atlanta City ordinances. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase onsite.



Smoking onsite is NOT permitted as per Atlanta’s smoking ban in public parks in accordance with the Georgia Smokefree Air Act of 2005. “Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 31-12A-7 and O.C.G.A.  § 31-12A-8 smoking is prohibiting on park grounds.”



We love pets… But, we ask you to leave your pets at home. This is not only for the convenience of our patrons, but also for the well-being of your pets. Service animals, with the correct credentials will be permitted.



The festival is excited and proud of the active following it has through social media outlets. Our main community will engage through the following portals:

  • Festival website:        
  • Facebook:                   
  • Instagram:                             @MusicMidtown
  • Twitter:                                  @MusicMidtown
  • Snapchat:                              @MusicMidtown
  • Our event hashtag is           #MM18

Most important – come enjoy two great days of live music, food, fun, and friendship, in the park! See you this weekend.


For more information and to purchase tickets in advance of the weekend, visit 2 Day General Admission (ability to upgrade to GA+) and limited SUPER VIP & VIP are available in advance and at the door unless they sell out in advance. All tickets are subject to applicable service charges and taxes, event time and date are subject to change.


Music Midtown 2018 is sponsored by Salesforce, State Farm, Subway, Bank of America,, Sierra Nevada, Stella Artois, Razer, Jack Daniels, El Jimador, Svedka Imported Vodka, Uber, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, and RXBAR. Produced by Live Nation


  1. The Midtown Music Organizer’s website states that weapons are prohibited. However, they lack the legal authority to ban lawfully carried weapons by citizens coming to Piedmont Park for the music festival.

    Per a 2019 Georgia Supreme Court decision (Georgia Carry v. Atlanta Botanical Garden), a private entity may not ban weapons on public property UNLESS its lease grants it an “estate for years” (ownership rights).

    They have no such lease with the City of Atlanta for Piedmont Park, and therefore may not exclude or eject any lawful carrier of weapons merely for them being armed.

    Should they violate a citizen’s rights, they could be held legally liable in a court of law.

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