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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 September 17, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Browse the Imagine Music Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday May 7, 2021 02:54 pm EDT
Shaky Beats will not return in 2020. The 2021 Dates TBA. | more...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday April 23, 2021 12:00 am EDT
The 2020 Sweetwater 420 Festival was postponed to April 23-25, 2021. All previous purchases are still 100% honored and valid for the 2021 postponement dates. | more...

Neighborhoods, Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Thursday April 1, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
This year's Inman Park Festival has been cancelled. 2021 Event Date TBA. | more...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday October 16, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Shaky Knees has been moved to the weekend of October 16th, 2020. We'll have the Festival schedule once it is released.Browse the Shaky Knees Music Festival schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

Arts Agenda, Movies, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Thursday October 15, 2020 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...

Neighborhoods, Arts Agenda, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Saturday August 22, 2020 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...

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.



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Culture, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday June 19, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Juneteenth is yet to announce how it will handle the Festival for this year. | 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...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Sunday October 27, 2019 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

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...

Upcoming Music Festivals

Saturday October 31, 2020 03:00 pm EDT
Festivals, Music
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Coverage

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Saturday May 29, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Atlanta Jazz Festival returns Memorial Day Weekend May 29-30, 2021 | more...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Monday September 7, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
WRFG 89.3 Community Radio's Annual Blues/BBQ Celebration | more...

Music and Nightlife, Crib Notes, Homepage, Festivals

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

Homepage, 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, Homepage, 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, Homepage, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

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

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Friday April 12, 2019 12:10 pm EDT
Atlanta Dogwood Festival Annual Event | more...

Homepage, Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Thursday April 11, 2019 11:44 am EDT
Media Relations Manager and MC Jon Waterhouse talks about what's in store with the annual music festival and more | more...

Homepage, Music and Nightlife, Music Photos, Festivals

Friday October 5, 2018 11:45 am EDT

Check out a gallery of images from Music Midtown 2018. Photographer Perry Julien was in the pit and on the stage capturing images of K.Flay, Gucci Mane, 30 Seconds to Mars, Imagine Dragons, and more.

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