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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...

Food and Drink, Music and Nightlife, Neighborhoods, Festivals

Saturday November 6, 2021 12:02 am EDT
Browse information about Chomp and Stomp Chili Cook-Off Festival. Read stories and check out events pertaining to the festival. | 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

Saturday September 18, 2021 11:00 am EDT
Rhodes Jordan Park Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events, Music
Categories: African American Culture Family friendly festival celebrating African American Culture a...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday September 18, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Piedmont Park Cost: $50-$650
Community, Festivals, Music
Music Midtown features a diverse lineup of over 30 artists across 4 stages. Be it rock and roll, hip...
$50-$650 [click here for more]

Saturday September 18, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events, Music
Fourth Annual Tucktoberfest™: Tucker Brewing Company, an Atlanta-based brewery located in Tucker, Ga...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday September 18, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
Pittsburgh Yards Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events, Music
Categories: Family and children activities, marketplace We’ve come a long way in our journey to crea...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday September 18, 2021 01:30 pm EDT
Piedmont Park Cost: $50-$650
Festivals, Music
Music Midtown Verizon Stage
$50-$650 [click here for more]

Sunday September 19, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Music
JapanFest Atlanta 2021 - Join us in celebrating JapanFest's 35th Anniversary! Come enjoy live music ...
$10-15 [click here for more]

Sunday September 19, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Chattahoochee Hills Cost: $189-$289
Festivals, Music
All stages at Chattahoochee Hills, GA, south of Atlanta.



The Day Two Lineup:


 


$189-$289 [click here for more]

Sunday September 19, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Piedmont Park Cost: $50-$650
Community, Festivals, Music
Music Midtown features a diverse lineup of over 30 artists across 4 stages. Be it rock and roll, hip...
$50-$650 [click here for more]

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]

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]

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]

Saturday October 2, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Union City Georgia Cost: Free
Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events, Music
Categories: Cycling A high-energy to conclusion to Spin the District, the Union City Fondo and Grave...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday October 9, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Olmsted Linear Park Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events, Music
Usher in the Autumn Season with the Fall Festival on Ponce


The Atlanta Foundation for Public Space...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday October 9, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Festivals, Music, Music::Concerts
Enjoy the two-day urban progressive music festival featuring H.E.R., Lil Wayne, The Isley Brothers, ...
$50+ [click here for more]

Saturday October 9, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
Festivals, Food and Drink, Music
ATL's #1 SAUCY WING AND BEER FESTIVAL Restaurants from all over the city will be slingin' wings all ...
$14.00 [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 SUNDAY OCTOBER 17TH FROM 12...
$20 GA/ $50 VIP [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]

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]

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]


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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