Music Midtown 2019 Lineup Crushing Expectations
Music Midtown is an annual music festival in Atlanta, Georgia that has been bringing A-list artist from a wide variety of genres to Piedmont Park for over two decades. Music Midtown had its inaugural year in 1994 and ran annually up until 2005 when they took a six year hiatus due to rising cost of expenses associated with production after attempting to expand to a three day festival. After the hiatus, the festival returned in 2011 as a one day event to test the waters and see if the die hard fans were still around waiting to party. Once ticket sales soared for the one day event, the festival returned as an annually event in a two day format. From there, the rest was history and Music Midtown has become a staple of the thriving music scene in the Atlanta area.
Music Midtown is nestled in the rolling green hills of Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. As the festival takes places in the heart of midtown Atlanta, the venue offers attendees access to a plethora of attractions, restaurants, and hang outs that are within walking distance of the venue. Piedmont Park is conveniently located on the Atlanta Belt Line which is the main artery connecting a majority of the surrounding artistic community. The Atlanta Belt Line offers a quick walk on a pedestrian walkway with access to some of Atlanta best bites, scenic photo opportunities, walking trails, and various other urban parks along the way. To top it all off, the Atlanta Belt Line is home to some of the best street art in the Atlanta area - it is basically one monstrous art gallery that sprawls across the entire city of Atlanta.
Besides being nestled in the cultural heart of Atlanta, the curators of Music Midtown have outdone themselves tenfold on the 2019 artist lineup. The headlining acts for the weekend are Travis Scott, Panic! At The Disco, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, and Vampire Weekend. The headlining acts for Music Midtown 2019 represent a variety of genres from hip-hop to alternative rock which is purely reflective of the peak interests in the artistic and musically inclined community in Atlanta. Attendees for the 2019 festival are on the edge of their seats about Billie Eilish moving up to a headlining act at this years festival. Eilish performed to a packed out crowd as an under-card artist on the 2018 lineup and it is one of their most notable performances as an emerging artist. Billie Eilish’s alternative pop vibe has been taking the music industry by storm since her single “Ocean Eyes” was released in 2016. Her performance at Music Midtown 2018 only solidified that she would be swiftly moving through the ranks in the music scene and making her way towards the headlining slot at festivals across the world. When over thirty thousand people at a music festival flock to a side stage to see an under-card artist, you know that they are a must-see performance.
Other headlining performances on the Music Midtown 2019 lineup include Panic! At the Disco, Travis Scott, Cardi B and Vampire Weekend. Panic! At the Disco will be sharing a similar seat on the bill as Billie Eilish, seeing as the band performed at the festival in 2015 and this year will be their headlining debut at the event. Panic! At the Disco has been making waves in the music scene with their latest album Pray for the Wicked and their back-to-back tour scheduling since the release of Death of a Bachelor. To finish out the alternative rock vibe in the headlining acts, curators have also booked Vampire Weekend, an alternative rock band from New York who hit the main stream back in 2008 with their single “A-Punk”. Moving away from the alternative vibe and more towards the vibrant hip-hop culture that local Atlantans love dearly, curators have booked Travis Scott and Cardi B. Travis Scott is a hip-hop producer and rapper best known for his single “Sicko Mode” featuring Drake. Attendees are sure to pack out the main stage for his headlining performance. Finishing the headlining acts is none other than Cardi B. Cardi B is a rapper from New York who has taken social media and the music scene by storm with her 2018 album Invasion of Privacy. This album introduced the world to her single “I Like It” which has been on repeat across mainstream radio stations worldwide and continues to be sampled by some of the worlds greatest DJs in the festival circuit. Her set at Bonnaroo 2019 has been one of the most buzz worthy performances from the weekend and only has people on the edge of their seats for her Music Midtown appearance.
While the headlining artists are all A-List artists that are certain to steal the spotlight during their performances, make no mistake that the under-card artists on the Music Midtown 2019 are a force to be reckoned with. A few highlights from the side stages of Music Midtown include Lizzo, The Coathangers, and Charlie Puth. Lizzo, also known as the Queen of Self Love, has been making her way through the music festival circuit radiating positivity and advocating for self love. Between her fluting skills and her single “Truth Hurts'“ she is quickly making a name for herself as a must watch artist in the music scene. The Coathangers, a local punk band, will also be gracing the stage with their grungy garage rock tunes and white jump suits. The Music Midtown 2019 lineup is truly stacked from top to bottom with some of the biggest artists in the music industry.
Music Midtown 2019 tickets are on sale and available for purchase now so don’t sleep on your chance to reserve your tickets today. Two-day General Admission tickets are available for $155, which includes basic access to the festival grounds. Music Midtown offers a General Admission plus package for $305, which includes access to GA+ viewing areas. VIP Tickets are also available starting at $600 and include exclusive entrances, VIP lounges, complimentary food and drinks, and access to preferred viewing areas for the main stages. If you’re wanting to ball out in Atlanta in style, Music Midtown offers a Super VIP package presented by Salesforce that includes all access that VIP ticket holders have plus exclusive Super VIP lounges, a Super VIP luxury lounge, a full open bar all weekend, gourmet catered food, and golf cart transportation between the main stage and stages in the Meadow. If you lack the time or ability to make hotel arrangements now,you can snag a last minute hotel on HotelTonight for up to 50% off. Then, tack on the code KADMARTIN101 for extra savings. If you find yourself in need of a ride at the end of the night, download Lyft and use the promo code KADE75019 for $5 off your first ride. Or, try Uber with the promo code KADEM69UE for $5 off. As always, remember to hydrate, if you see something then say something to festival staff, and we hope to see you at a festival soon!