And arriving with them looks to be a good chance for precipitation as forecasters are calling for a 20 percent chance for the wet stuff late Friday afternoon when the festival opens. But the chance for rain jumps to 60 percent on Saturday afternoon and 80 percent that night.
It’s been dry this week while crews set up for the event, including a new third stage, but you can expect come Sunday, heavy foot traffic couple with likely rain will help contribute to damage to the Park’s grass and meadow area.
Live Nation Entertainment produces Music Midtown and as is the case with all gated, ticketed events at Piedmont Park, it is up to the promoter to repair any damage sustained by the park, including turf damage.
The music starts up Friday afternoon at 4:15 when the North Mississippi Allstars hit the stage followed by longtime local favorite, Drivin N Cryin, 15 minutes later.
2 Chainz, The Mowgli’s, and Phoenix are next before Jane’s Addiction, Cake and Journey close out the first night. The Friday lineup can be found here.
The music starts early on Saturday at 12:45 p.m. and goes all day and into the night. The Red Hot Chili Peppers serve as the Saturday headliners, but among the other 13 musical acts performing on Day 2 include Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Weezer, The Black Lips and Artic Monkeys. The Saturday lineup can be found here.
“Our lineup showcases an appreciation
for the different genres and the variety of music our attendees want to hear,” festival promoter, Peter Conlon of Live Nation, said in a release this summer.
Are you Music Midtown bound this weekend? Who are you looking forward to see and hear perform?