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Old 01-14-2016, 07:04 AM
 
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Atlanta's Growing Music Festivals (and the Money They Bring) - Mind the Grass - Curbed Atlanta

When Shaky Knees launched in 2013, its lineup consisted of 27 bands. It was a good start, to be sure, but very few of the acts were likely to draw festival-goers from around the nation. Most were the kind of niche bands listed in the small-print section of major festival lineup posters. Now, just three years later, it boasts more than twice as many bands (72) including heavy hitters like Florence + The Machine, Jane's Addiction, My Morning Jacket and Huey Lewis and the News (who knew they were still touring, much less performing "Sports" in its entirety?) plus newer favorites like Walk the Moon, Foals and Atlas Genius. Even more impressive is the fact that Shaky Knees has spawned another spinoff (following last year's Shaky Boots in Kennesaw). The inaugural Shaky Beats will be an electronic music event featuring acts such as Major Lazer, Porter Robinson, Chromeo and Odesza. But Shaky Knees and Beats are not alone.


Sweetwater 420 Fest has also transformed itself in recent years, growing from a 3,000-person event in Oakhurst to a 65,000-person downtown mega-festival. The 2016 lineup features Kid Rock, Ben Harper, Bastille, Ludacris, Cypress Hill, and 20 other performers. Music Midtown is expected to be back in 2016. Dance music festivals Imagine and Counterpoint are growing quickly. Despite 2015's, um, "challenges" and concerns of citizens, Mayor Tom Reed of Chattahoochee Hills says TomorrowWorld will be back in 2016 as well.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:27 AM
 
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Atlanta promoters just have to worry about what to do in the highly unlikely event of a little rain, and everything will be alright.
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Old 01-14-2016, 01:53 PM
 
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I miss the old 420 fest when it was in Candler Park.
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Old 01-15-2016, 05:03 AM
 
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I love love to see Ultra EDM music festival at Centennial Park.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:06 AM
 
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Atlanta's Growing Music Festivals (and the Money They Bring) - Mind the Grass - Curbed Atlanta

When Shaky Knees launched in 2013, its lineup consisted of 27 bands. It was a good start, to be sure, but very few of the acts were likely to draw festival-goers from around the nation. Most were the kind of niche bands listed in the small-print section of major festival lineup posters. Now, just three years later, it boasts more than twice as many bands (72) including heavy hitters like Florence + The Machine, Jane's Addiction, My Morning Jacket and Huey Lewis and the News (who knew they were still touring, much less performing "Sports" in its entirety?) plus newer favorites like Walk the Moon, Foals and Atlas Genius. Even more impressive is the fact that Shaky Knees has spawned another spinoff (following last year's Shaky Boots in Kennesaw). The inaugural Shaky Beats will be an electronic music event featuring acts such as Major Lazer, Porter Robinson, Chromeo and Odesza. But Shaky Knees and Beats are not alone.


Sweetwater 420 Fest has also transformed itself in recent years, growing from a 3,000-person event in Oakhurst to a 65,000-person downtown mega-festival. The 2016 lineup features Kid Rock, Ben Harper, Bastille, Ludacris, Cypress Hill, and 20 other performers. Music Midtown is expected to be back in 2016. Dance music festivals Imagine and Counterpoint are growing quickly. Despite 2015's, um, "challenges" and concerns of citizens, Mayor Tom Reed of Chattahoochee Hills says TomorrowWorld will be back in 2016 as well.
No way TommorowWorld is coming back. Wow!
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Old 01-16-2016, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I love love to see Ultra EDM music festival at Centennial Park.
Shaky Beats is coming to COP this year
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Old 01-16-2016, 06:26 PM
 
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As an artist and a supporter of artists I think this is a fantastic idea.
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