Atlanta’s Midtown Music Festival scheduled to take place September 17th and 18th but has now been canceled over safety concerns. New gun laws in the state of Georgia allow firearms to be carried in public spaces. Now we all know the concerns about guns in laege crowds and all of the major concerts that are requiring clear bags be used if attendees must carry bags in their venues so the thought of a concert venue filled with guns is quite terrifying.
A statement by event organizers for the event set to take place at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park was released on the festival’s website saying, “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.”
The organizers had planned to ban firearms on site but were concerned about lawsuits so they just chose to cancel the whole thing. It’s unfortunate because Atlanta would have had the chance to see Future, 2 Chainz and Freddie Gibbs, Denzel Curry, Key Glock, Baby Tate and more there. We’re going to see if this is going to be a trend for events in the state of Georgia or not and whether there is going to be any follow up with legislators on how feasible this is of a law there.