Music Midtown 2016: Rain or Shine
Music Midtown 2016 has come and gone but the memories will be there forever! When they say rain or shine, they mean it (after a mini rain evacuation)! The line up this year was great, especially on Sunday (when the rain decided to show up) but that didn’t stop the shows from coming on. Interested in hearing some of the artists, check out this Spotify playlist.
Day 1 of Music Midtown was awesome. The weather felt amazing and we kicked off the festival with a ferris wheel ride and some photo booth action before hitting up the stages. Day 1 consisted of Zella Day, Johnnyswim, City and Colour, Big Boi, Mayer Hawthorne, Beck, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, Band of Horses, Twenty One Pilots and more.
After getting the signature Atlanta skyline picture from Piedmont Park, we headed over to see the Band of Horses.
There are so many great shows going on at the same time, so you have to make your way around. Twenty One Pilots put on a great performance to end day 1.
Day 2 was the day I was most excited about – SO many good artists! As we walked into the park, we were thinking rain, rain stay away! We looked towards the city and knew the rain was inevitably coming. Good thing we brought our rain jackets because we sure did need them! We grabbed “the big cup of fun” and got ready for the concerts!
We checked out The ShadowBoxers first and they put on quite the performance. They even ended with a little Beyonce, everyone loves a little Crazy in Love, right?
The rain came quickly and phones were tucked away. Unfortunately, we got evacuated because of a strong storm warning (so you can only imagine how many unhappy, wet people there were). But thankfully the rain stopped and the shows began again. I was most excited about seeing James Bay and he kicked off the festival once we were allowed back in. He ended his AMAZING show with Hold Back the River which was perfect because it started raining again!
The rain kept coming but the festival didn’t stop! Lumineers were also on my must see list and they didn’t disappoint (the first time I saw them at Red Rocks, it rained the entire time too).
After grabbing a late dinner, it was time to get our spot for The Killers! And what a show! It was such a great way to end the weekend – confetti galore!
Places to Eat
There’s plenty of food and food trucks to eat while at the festival. If you’re looking for brunch beforehand or to grab a bite during Music Midtown or after. Here are some recommendations and all within walking distance of the festival:
- The Nook: Get the Totchos and a fishbowl!
- Hobnob: Bottomless mimosas, they don’t hold back.
- Park Tavern: Great food, outside seating and a fabulous view.