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Music Festivals

Atlanta is a city of Music, and is home to countless festivals and events, with something for everyone. Festival offerings include the Imagine Music Festival for EDM fans, the always free Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park, as well as Hip-Hop and r&b mainstay A3C Festival and Conference. And don’t forget Atlanta festival staples like Music Midtown, Shaky Knees, Shaky Beats, and Sweetwater 420 Fest. Here's a list of the festivals and fairs that happen all year round. Here's a list of the festivals and fairs that happen all year round.

Here's a list of the festivals and fairs that happen all year round. If you are looking for things to do this weekend, today or tomorrow. See our handy guide to the 5 things to do in Atlanta today. We've got critics and reader recommendations for live music, food and wine events, sports, free or those for the family. For a list of neighborhood centric-events or our page of Things to Do in ATL.

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Annual Music Festivals

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday May 6, 2022 02:54 pm EDT
Shaky Beats will not return in 2020. There are no 2021 or 2022 Dates TBA. | more...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday April 29, 2022 12:00 am EDT
The Sweetwater 420 Festival was postponed to April 29-May 1 2022. As far as we are aware, all previous purchases are still 100% honored and valid for the 2021 postponement dates.Browse the Sweetwater 420 Fest schedule as well as recommendations.  | more...

Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Neighborhoods, Festivals

Friday April 22, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
This year's Inman Park Festival has been cancelled. 2022 Event Date is scheduled for Apr 22 – 24, 2022. Browse the Inman Park Festival schedule as well as recommendations.  | more...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday October 22, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Shaky Knees has been moved to the weekend of October 22-24, 2021. We'll have the Festival schedule once it is released. Browse the Shaky Knees Music Festival schedule as well as recommendations.  | more...

Arts Agenda, Movies and TV, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday October 22, 2021 11:00 am EDT
Browse the many panels and speakers at A3C Festival and Conference, as well as the musical acts that are a part of the event. CL's critics & readers weigh in on festival activities. | more...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday September 17, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Imagine Music Festival has been canceled. I was due to take place September 17-19, 2021 in Chattahoochee Hills, GA.  | more...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Monday September 6, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
WRFG 89.3 Community Radio's Annual Blues/BBQ Celebration | more...

Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Neighborhoods, Festivals

Saturday August 21, 2021 12:00 am EDT
Browse the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Arts, Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday August 6, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Dogwood Festival will take place Friday, August 6 – Sunday, August 8. | more...

Culture, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday June 18, 2021 12:00 am EDT
Juneteenth was held June 18-20 this year. Juneteenth Browse the Juneteenth Atlanta schedule as well as recommendations.  | more...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Saturday May 23, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
The Jazz Festival is postponed. New dates to be announced. During May, the Festival is offering virtual performances on social media. See CL's listings for more information. Browse the Atlanta Jazz Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide ... | more...

Upcoming Music Festivals

Wednesday September 22, 2021 05:15 pm EDT
Festivals, Music, Music::Concerts
The 2021 Outlaw Music Festival Tour featuring Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & ...
$71 [click here for more]

Thursday September 23, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Thursday September 23, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Festivals, Music
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Friday September 24, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Friday September 24, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Festivals, Music
For over four decades, our Greek Orthodox Christian community has opened its doors to host one of th...
$10+ [click here for more]

Friday September 24, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual German heritage festival in Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, with German and craft beers, Germ...
TBA [click here for more]

Friday September 24, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
City Springs Cost: $50+
Music, Festivals
Big annual food and drink festival in Historic Fourth Ward Park, with food from dozens of local rest...
$50+ [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
For over four decades, our Greek Orthodox Christian community has opened its doors to host one of th...
$10+ [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Free
Music, Festivals
Annual R&B, hip-hop, and gospel music festival off Auburn Avenue, with food, children
Free [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
John C Howell Park Cost: Free
Music, Festivals
Annual neighborhood festival in Virginia-Highland, with arts market, live music and other enterainme...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual outdoor arts and crafts festival at Sandy Springs, with local music, children
Free [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Atlantic Station Cost: $70-$125
Music, Festivals
Festival and cultural event celebrating African music and heritage, with live music, art, film, lect...
$70-$125 [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 06:00 pm EDT
Festivals, Food and Drink, Music, Nightlife
SAE UpScale LIVE Fall Premiere Outdoor "Ooo Wee @ Sunset" Smooth Jazz Music Festival at Fayetteville...
$25-$400 [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
City Springs Cost: $50+
Music, Festivals
Big annual food and drink festival in Historic Fourth Ward Park, with food from dozens of local rest...
$50+ [click here for more]

Saturday September 25, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual German heritage festival in Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, with German and craft beers, Germ...
TBA [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Free
Music, Festivals
Annual R&B, hip-hop, and gospel music festival off Auburn Avenue, with food, children
Free [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Atlantic Station Cost: $70-$125
Music, Festivals
Festival and cultural event celebrating African music and heritage, with live music, art, film, lect...
$70-$125 [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual outdoor arts and crafts festival at Sandy Springs, with local music, children
Free [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Cumming Fairgrounds Cost: Starts at $10 and up to $50
Festivals, Food and Drink, Music
Categories: Concert We are so excited to present one of the nation's premier celebrations of live mu...
Starts at $10 and up to $50 [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Oakland Cemetery Cost: $20
Music, Festivals
Annual indie music festival at Oakland Cemetery, with cemetery tours, food trucks and artists market
$20 [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
For over four decades, our Greek Orthodox Christian community has opened its doors to host one of th...
$10+ [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual German heritage festival in Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, with German and craft beers, Germ...
TBA [click here for more]

Sunday September 26, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
City Springs Cost: $50+
Music, Festivals
Big annual food and drink festival in Historic Fourth Ward Park, with food from dozens of local rest...
$50+ [click here for more]

Monday September 27, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Tuesday September 28, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Wednesday September 29, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Thursday September 30, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]

Friday October 1, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Music, Festivals
Annual state fair in Marietta, with carnival, animal shows, performers, exhibits, food, beauty pagea...
$7 [click here for more]


Coverage

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Sunday September 5, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
Atlanta Jazz Festival returns Labor Day Weekend 2021. The event will take place in Piedmont Park Sunday, September 5th and Monday, September 6th.  | more...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Wednesday September 1, 2021 04:44 pm EDT
Interested in the Atlanta's Music Festivals? Music Midtown, Shaky Knees, A3C, ImagineFest, Jazz Festival, Sweetwater 420 Fest. Creative Loafing's has all the info. | more...

Culture, Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday August 7, 2020 12:06 pm EDT
This year's Atlanta Dogwood festival has been postponed to August 7 – August 9, 2020 and then cancelled. We'll publish the festival schedule, recommendations and events next Spring when it returns.



| more...

Culture, Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Tuesday October 8, 2019 12:00 am EDT
Browse the many panels and speakers at A3C Festival and Conference, as well as the musical acts that are a part of the event. CL's critics & readers weigh in on festival activities. | more...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Saturday September 14, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Guide to the 2019 festival | more...

Music and Nightlife, Crib Notes, Festivals

Wednesday September 11, 2019 11:50 am EDT
An interview with Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand of IRIS Presents | more...

Music and Nightlife, Crib Notes, Festivals

Wednesday September 4, 2019 03:24 pm EDT
Get prepared to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Atlanta’s cultural homecoming | more...

Music and Nightlife, Crib Notes, News You May Have Missed, Festivals

Thursday May 16, 2019 04:53 am EDT
Makaya McCraven, Joel Ross, Kandace Springs, and more offer a look at the shape of jazz to come | more...

Music and Nightlife, Crib Notes, News You May Have Missed, Music Photos, Festivals

Thursday May 16, 2019 04:32 am EDT
Tame Impala, Maggie rogers, Black Lips and more scenes from a Shaky weeend | more...

Culture, Arts Agenda, Food and Drink, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Wednesday May 1, 2019 03:28 pm EDT
Shaky Knees, Dragon Con, A3C, and more | more...




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