Sample music festivals year-round
Atlanta’s thriving music scene, from local artists to national headliners, makes it the perfect place to sample music festivals year-round. These day-long or weekend outdoor festivals feature a wide variety of music genres including hip hop, rock, indie, EDM, jazz, bluegrass and so much more. Check out some of the largest and most popular music festivals in Atlanta. Or explore our calendar for more music events taking place every day.
SWEETWATER 420 FEST
Celebrate Earth Day with the Atlanta-based brewery’s annual festival in Centennial Olympic Park! Enjoy live music, an artist market, comedy tent and 5K race, all while safely enjoying the best of Sweetwater’s beverages.
SHAKY KNEES MUSIC FESTIVAL
Shaky Knees Music Festival features more than 30 bands, comprised of national, regional and local favorites, over two days at Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown. In addition to a stellar musical lineup, the festival includes food trucks, artisans and more.
ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL
Celebrating more than 40 years of soulful expression, the Atlanta Jazz Festival is the perfect way to start your Memorial Day weekend. Explore Piedmont Park and visit vendors displaying some of the city’s finest arts and crafts, food and drink and merchandise.
TUNES FROM THE TOMBS AT OAKLAND CEMETERY
A music festival in a cemetery? That’s what happens in Historic Oakland Cemetery every June. There will be more than one type of spirits floating about as drinks are poured and music fills the air for the one-day festival/fundraiser in our favorite haunt.
DECATUR BBQ, BLUES & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Harmony Park is the site of this annual festival that started as a fundraiser to save the old Decatur train depot. Now, more than 5,000 music and barbecue lovers gather annually to enjoy six hours of live acts and some of the tangiest, spiciest, juiciest barbecue anywhere in Atlanta.
IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Dive into an undersea aquatic adventure during Atlanta’s three-day long electronic dance music festival at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With international touring DJs, circus performers, friendly fans, art installations, vendors, and more-it’s a party worth attending.
Join in the fun as Piedmont Park hosts nationally renowned acts in Atlanta’s most scenic concert venue. Music Midtown brings two days of amped up artistry for a full weekend of sun and sound you won’t want to miss.
This annual outdoor music festival has featured performances from Common, De La Soul, Nas, Amel Larrieux and Snoop Dogg to name a few. In its short time on the scene, this live music experience now attracts thousands of people to Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood.
A3C HIP HOP FESTIVAL
Atlanta’s own A3C Hip Hop Festival has become the nationwide gathering place for anyone who creates hip hop music or is a fan of the culture. The festival features more than 200 performing artists in addition to turntable, producer and breakdance competitions and educational programming.
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