Atlanta, Georgia is not just another city in the south where all directions involve “head down Peachtree,” but a musical hub for some of the greatest musicians today. Atlanta is the city where John Meyer, Usher, and Ludacris all got their big breaks in the industry — so it’s no wonder that Hotlanta is home to some of the most memorable music festivals in the country. Whether you happen to live in the area, or plan to fly into the city to have your mind musically blown, we have the hottest list of music festivals for you.
Imagine Music Festival is a two-day dance and music festival in Atlanta. Along with performances by some of the world’s top electronic musicians, DJs, and bands, you’ll find hypnotizing performances by acrobats and dancers. There are three venues around Atlanta at the Historic Fourth Ward Park, Masquerade Music Park, and Clear Creek Basin. Guests have all their senses captivated with music, dance performances, and light shows, along with much more! Choose to pay for the full weekend pass or look into their work exchange program for free access to one of the hottest festivals in the city.
Shaky Knees Festival
A three-day music festival in the heart of Central Park in Atlanta, Shaky Knees Festivals will make all folk-rock-blues-jazz fans heart’s palpitate after looking at the lineup for 2015! Every year, however, the festival brings the best of the best to the Peach State. With names such as the Pixies, The Avett Brothers, Trombone Shorty, Xavier Rudd, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (to just name a few!), the weekend will be more magical than you had dreamed. Food trucks (another native of the north favorite!) will fill the park to help hydrate and feed your body as the music of all the great musicians feeds your soul.
Shaky Boots Festival
The creators of the Shaky Knees Festival have branched out into the country scene and created a two-day country music fest in Atlanta: Shaky Boots Festival. Featured guest musicians who will get those cowboy boots rockin’ include such big names such as The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, and Old Crow Medicine Show. Check out options for work exchange to keep the fees down or buy your tickets for both days to fully enjoy the festival with friends without the hassle of work. The Shaky Boots Festival is at the KSU Sports and Entertainment Park in the north of the Georgia capital.
And while in the south, featuring just country and rock isn’t the only thing we’ll find in Georgia. As with the Imagine Festival, big electronic names venture to Atlanta every year, as well as some other noteworthy festivals including The Wrecking Ball featuring more of a hardcore rock, punk, and emo scene. Although not in Atlanta, Tomorrowworld, CounterPoint Festival, and the Savannah Music Festival are other amazing music festivals in Georgia. Keep checking back for the up-to-date information about festivals around the USA.
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