Music Midtown makes its way back to Piedmont Park this weekend, Friday and Saturday. As with any major festival in Piedmont Park, there will be traffic, trash and LOTS of people!
As a former resident of Midtown, I know what parking, traffic and all is like. I’m just amazed when people do not make use of MARTA as a MUCH easier way to get in and out of Midtown Atlanta during large events like this. But, if you choose to drive, just be prepared as the Historic part of Midtown (East of Piedmont and South of 10th Street) will be on “lock down” and accessible ONLY to residents of the area.
Here is a map of the Music Midtown Street Closure and Neighborhood Traffic Plan.
You can get ticket information, and performance schedules at Music Midtown’s website.
From the Music Midtown Site:
Parking will be very limited, all patrons are encouraged to use MARTA, walk, bicycle, or carpool.
There will be three entry gates into the festival.
Charles Allen Gate is located at the corner of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive. The Charles Allen Gate is also the “main gate” for Music Midtown.
Park Drive Gate is accessible from Monroe and Park Drive. Patrons can enter the Park through the new expansion and enter the Festival from the north end of the 10th Street Meadow.
Lakeside Gate is accessible from the 12th Street and 14th Street entrances into Piedmont Park. Patrons can enter at the base of Oak Hill by the lake. This route is parallel to 10th Street when walking through the park.
Will Call will be located at the ticket booth at the corner of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive, across from the Charles Allen Gate.
Guests with VIP or Super VIP tickets will enter through a separate gate on 10th Street. More details will be sent directly to these ticketholders.
The streets will be crowded, and there will be some great music! Enjoy Midtown Atlanta and Music Midtown 2012!