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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

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

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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 ... | more...

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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 wel... | more...

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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 w... | more...

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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Friday October 16, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
The 2020 festival was cancelled due to the pandemic.  | more...

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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 listing... | more...

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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 w... | more...

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

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Monday May 7, 2018 04:00 pm EDT
PHOTOS and Coverage: A Shaky Knees weekend | more...

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Saturday October 7, 2017 04:03 pm EDT
A3C 2017 weekend top 5. Your Old Droog, Coco and Breezy, and more must-see acts taking over hip-hop's biggest stage | more...

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Tuesday January 10, 2017 04:47 pm EST
SHAKY KNEES 2017 LINEUP ANNOUNCED - More than 60 bands including LCD Soundsystem, Pixies, the xx and more take over Centennial Olympic park May 12-14 | more...

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Monday October 3, 2016 04:43 pm EDT
A3C 2016: A night-by-night top 5. Local artists shine when the annual hip-hop festival and conference returns Oct. 5-9 | more...

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Tuesday May 17, 2016 12:46 pm EDT
Recapping a crazy weekend at Shaky Knees with photos. | more...

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Monday October 12, 2015 07:59 pm EDT
Scenes from A3C 2015. Now that the dust has settled, take a look back at a weekend filled with with appearances from hip-hop legends and newcomers. | more...

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Friday May 15, 2015 07:15 pm EDT
What happens when you ask a non-music writer to cover a music festival... | more...

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Monday October 13, 2014 04:01 pm EDT
Scenes from A3C 2014. Check out a gallery of photos taken throughout the weekend. | more...

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Thursday October 2, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Festival partner Andy Harrison relives 10 years of hip-hop evolution | more...

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Monday May 12, 2014 03:48 pm EDT
A look back at Shaky Knees 2014. Ace photographer Perry Julien spent the weekend in the pits at this year's Shaky Knees music fest. | more...

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Tuesday October 8, 2013 02:38 pm EDT
A3C 2013: Looking back on a week of hip-hop legends and newcomers. Check out a gallery of images from what has surely become the country, if not the w... | more...

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Tuesday May 7, 2013 12:18 pm EDT
Shaky Knees brought fans out for two days of music in the rain. The persistent downpour did little to dissuade fans from donning their Wellingtons and... | more...

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Wednesday October 17, 2012 10:46 am EDT
PHOTOS: A3C touches down. A3C touches down for three days of all things hip-hop. | more...

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Monday October 10, 2011 02:04 pm EDT
A diary of A3C Hip Hop Festival 2011. The best of the three-day fest and then some | more...

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Monday October 11, 2010 12:28 pm EDT
A3C draws crowds before drawing to a close. A3C always finds a way to top itself. | more...

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Monday October 5, 2009 03:21 am EDT
Last call for A3C Festival ’09 (day three). Rakim moves the crowd | more...

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Monday March 24, 2008 04:08 pm EDT
Thurs.-Sat., MARCH 20-22, 2008 | more...

Upcoming Music Festivals

Sunday October 17, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Festivals, Music
Get ready for MONSTER FEST Oct 16 & 17th !! Search Little 5 Points for monsters designed by local ar...
Free [click here for more]

Sunday October 17, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Turner Field Cost: $20 GA/ $50 VIP
Festivals, Food and Drink, Music
Atlanta Victim Assistance is hosting their inaugural Blue-B-Que Festival at Georgia State University...
$20 GA/ $50 VIP [click here for more]

Sunday October 17, 2021 03:00 pm EDT
Terminal West Cost: $40-$50
Festivals, Music
Celebrating the life and music of Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead - "the music NEVER stops" with 9...
$40-$50 [click here for more]

Sunday October 17, 2021 03:00 pm EDT
Terminal West Cost: $40 advance / $50 day of show
Festivals, Music
Celebrating the life and music of Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead - "the music NEVER stops" with 9...
$40 advance / $50 day of show [click here for more]

Friday October 22, 2021 10:00 am EDT
The Gathering Spot ATL Cost: $35-$99
Festivals, Music
A3C is a music, tech, film & culture festival and conference in Atlanta, GA. The friday sessions are...
$35-$99 [click here for more]

Friday October 22, 2021 11:30 am EDT
Central Park Cost: $99-$219
Festivals, Music
This year's festival features a lineup of indie rock, indie pop and alternative music for three days...
$99-$219 [click here for more]

Saturday October 23, 2021 10:00 am EDT
The Gathering Spot ATL Cost: $35-$99
Festivals, Music
A3C is a music, tech, film & culture festival and conference in Atlanta, GA.
$35-$99 [click here for more]

Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30 am EDT
Central Park Cost: $99-$219
Festivals, Music
This year's festival features a lineup of indie rock, indie pop and alternative music for three days...
$99-$219 [click here for more]

Sunday October 24, 2021 11:30 am EDT
Central Park Cost: $99-$219
Festivals, Music
This year's festival features a lineup of indie rock, indie pop and alternative music for three days...
$99-$219 [click here for more]

Sunday October 24, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
The Gathering Spot ATL Cost: $35-$99
Festivals, Music
A3C is a music, tech, film & culture festival and conference in Atlanta, GA. The Sunday sessions are...
$35-$99 [click here for more]

Saturday October 30, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Festivals, Food and Drink, Music
REMEMBER RECESS? IT ONLY GETS BETTER WITH AGE! Atlanta Field Day is a throw back to grade school, bu...
$62.00 [click here for more]

Friday November 5, 2021 06:55 pm EDT
Festivals, Music, Music::Concerts
A little bit country. A little bit rock and roll. ATLive presented by Mercedes-EQ is back with Georg...
$92+ [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Chastain Park Cost: Free
Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events, Music
The Chastain Park Arts Festival is a two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts. Loca...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Chastain Park Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events, Music
The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chastain Park Arts Fes...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 11:00 am EDT
Cabbagetown Park Cost: Free
Festivals, Music
Website: Honoring Cabbagetown’s past as a little bit of country in the big city, Chomp & Stomp aims ...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
Woodruff Park Cost: $45
Festivals, Food and Drink, Music
Join us on Saturday, August 21st for the next edition of German Bierfest at the beautiful Woodruff P...
$45 [click here for more]

Saturday November 6, 2021 06:55 pm EDT
Festivals, Music, Music::Concerts
A little bit country. A little bit rock and roll. ATLive presented by Mercedes-EQ is back with Georg...
$92+ [click here for more]

Sunday November 7, 2021 09:00 am EST
Chastain Park Cost: Free
Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events, Music
The Chastain Park Arts Festival is a two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts. Loca...
Free [click here for more]

Wednesday November 10, 2021 07:00 pm EST
Aisle 5 Cost: $15-$20
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Music, Nightlife
Finders Keepers Live featuring Bairi & Dende



Featuring: 404Sakura & AndyZ6

Where we highlight th...
$15-$20 [click here for more]

Sunday November 21, 2021 12:00 pm EST
Roswell City Hall Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events, Music, Nightlife
What better way to kick off the holiday season than to be at your favorite restaurant in Roswell get...
Free [click here for more]


Coverage

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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...

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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 ... | more...

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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, recommen... | more...

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

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

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

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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...

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

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

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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...




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