• Over 50,000 pack Piedmont Park for Music Midtown

    By: Nelson Hicks


    ATLANTA - If the crowd in Piedmont Park Saturday night was any indication, Music Midtown was a rousing success.

    A sellout crowd, estimated at more than 50,000 people, attended the event Saturday night. Thousands more filled the park on Friday night, too.

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    Music Midtown was an annual event in the Atlanta area from 1994 to 2005.  it returned to Atlanta last year following a six-year hiatus.

    In 2011, Music Midtown was a one-day event. In 2012, festival organizers scheduled it as a two-day affair.

    The Foo Fighters, T.I., Joan Jett, the Avett Brothers and Van Hunt played Friday night. Pearl Jam, Ludacris, Florence + The Machine, Girl Talk, O'Brother, Civil Twilight, LP, Garbage, Adam Ant and the Neon Trees played Saturday night.

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