It was announced yesterday that Atlanta’s popular Music Midtown Festival was canceled. But is there a chance Music Midtown could end up in North Carolina this year? Possibly! The festival announced on social media that it was canceled. Almost immediately rumors began swirling that the reason involved Georgia’s open carry law which would go against many of the artist’s riders. Riders are the list of requirements an artist has to perform at a show or event.
Hey Midtown fans - due to circumstances beyond our control, Music Midtown will no longer be taking place this year. We were looking forward to reuniting in September and hope we can all get back to enjoying the festival together again soon. pic.twitter.com/cI5M37UNW8— Music Midtown (@MusicMidtown) August 1, 2022
And it didn’t take long for North Carolina governor Roy Cooper to weigh in on the matter. He took to Twitter to let the festival promoters and artists know that they are welcome to hold the event in the state. He said the state has multiple spaces to hold the event. And made a point to mention it could be “fun and safe”. The choice of words only further fuels the gun issue as a reason for the initial cancelation.
Music Midtown has been an Atlanta tradition for almost 20 years and was scheduled to be held on September 17th and 18th. The festival features more than 30 artists across multiple genres. Highlights included My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Pheobe Bridgers, and 2 Chainz. No word on if the Music Midtown is considering a move, but this be huge for the state of North Carolina and the economy if we could secure it!
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