MUSIC MIDTOWN COMMUNITY PORTAL

An informational guide for navigating Music Midtown as a Piedmont Park Community Member.

This Community Portal intends to provide information and support to the Piedmont Park Community residents and businesses related to Music Midtown.

Music Midtown 2023 will be held in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park:

  • Friday, September 15
  • Saturday, September 16
  • Sunday, September 17 
  • Friday 9/15: 6pm – 11pm
  • Saturday 9/16: 12pm – 11pm
  • Sunday 9/17: 12pm – 10:45pm

There will be amplified sound during sound checks and performances.

Sound Checks:

  • Thursday 9/14: 4pm – 9pm (after school hours)
  • Friday 9/15: 4pm – 6pm (after school hours)

See day-by-day traffic maps here

The following streets are affected by lane or street closures during various times between September 7 – 21, 2023. Please see the day-by-day traffic maps for details.

  • Charles Allen Drive between 8th and 10th
  • 10th Street between Piedmont and Monroe
  • CYCLIST NOTE: Bike/scooter lane shifts to the center of 10th Street

 

The following streets are barricaded to limit vehicle traffic to Resident Access Only on September 15 – 17, 2023:

  • Charles Allen Drive between 8th and 10th
  • Taft Ave between 8th and 10th
  • Argonne Ave between 8th and 10th
  • Myrtle St between 8th and 10th
  • 9th St between Myrtle and Charles Allen Drive
  • 11th St east of Piedmont Ave
  • 12th St east of Piedmont Ave
  • Park Drive west of Monroe
  • Orme Circle west of Monroe
  • Elmwood Dr west of Monroe
  • Cresthill Ave west of Monroe

 

Community members with vehicles that need to navigate past traffic barricades on Resident Access Only Streets may obtain vehicle Dash Passes during Dash Pass Distribution September 13 – 15, 2023. 

Proof of residency is required to obtain a Dash Pass to navigate Resident Access Only streets. 

See more information about obtaining your Dash Pass here.

Please see this map to identify points of access to the park during event load-in. 

 

 

From MARTA:

REROUTE ADVISORY: Route #36 N. Decatur Road / Virginia Highlands
WHAT: ATL Music Midtown Festival Road Closure
WHERE: Piedmont Park, 10 th Street between Monroe Drive and Piedmont Avenue
WHEN: Friday, September 15, 2023 thru Sunday, September 17, 2023
TIME: 24 Hours Each Day

Reroute as follows:

INBOUND: Route #36 from Decatur Station to Midtown Station
Continue – Virginia Avenue
(Begin Reroute)
Left – Monroe Drive
Right – Ponce de Leon
Right – Piedmont Avenue
Left – 10 th Street
Regular route

OUTBOUND: Route #36 from Midtown Station to Decatur Station

Continue – 10 th street
(Begin Reroute)
Right – Juniper Street
Left – Ponce De Leon Ave
Left – Monroe Drive
Right – Virginia Avenue
Regular route

 

On September 15, 16, and 17, 2023, Music Midtown will be in Piedmont Park, and the following streets will have traffic barricades placed there to limit vehicle traffic to Resident Access Only:

  • Charles Allen Drive between 8th and 10th
  • Taft Ave between 8th and 10th
  • Argonne Ave between 8th and 10th
  • Myrtle St between 8th and 10th
  • 9th St between Myrtle and Charles Allen Drive
  • 11th St east of Piedmont Ave
  • 12th St east of Piedmont Ave
  • Park Drive west of Monroe
  • Orme Circle west of Monroe
  • Elmwood Dr west of Monroe
  • Cresthill Ave west of Monroe

 

Neighbors with vehicles that need to navigate Resident Access Only streets on September 15 – 17, 2023 may obtain vehicle Dash Passes from the community post at 12th and Piedmont (formerly Skate Escape, currently Cherry Street Energy) between September 13 – 15, 2023 during Dash Pass Distribution hours listed below. The physical address of the pickup location is 1086 Piedmont Avenue. 

Dash Passes visually enable more efficient communication to officers posted at traffic barricades that the vehicle is attributed to a local address, rather than an event patron or general traffic.

Dash Passes do not provide parking on Resident Access Only streets. All standard and posted parking laws still apply on the other side of the traffic barricades. 

Note: during special events, illegal parking fines may increase significantly for parking in a posted residential parking area without a city-issued residential parking permit.   

Proof of residency is required to obtain Dash Passes for Resident Access Only streets: (1) a valid ID, and (2) most recent utility bill OR a recent lease agreement.

Dash Pass Distribution @ 12th and Piedmont (formerly Skate Escape, currently Cherry Street Energy; 1086 Piedmont Ave.)

  • Wednesday, September 13 from 12pm – 7pm
  • Thursday, September 14 from 12pm – 7pm
  • Friday, September 15 from 10am – 3pm

 

Impacted neighbors who are unable to obtain a vehicle dash pass during Dash Pass Distribution should not contact Cherry Street Energy nor the Music Midtown Box Office. 

Instead, please:

  • (1) identify yourself as a Resident to the traffic officer at the barricade
  • (2) if requested, present ID with your residential address (and a recent utility bill if your address is not up to date on your ID)

Should there be a large accumulation of attendee-related trash on your property (keep in mind most of the clean-up occurs overnight and in the morning each event day), please submit a Community Support Ticket online to report the exact location of the debris. [SUBMIT SUPPORT TICKET HERE]

The clean up crew will begin working each day of the event from the outside (in the neighborhood) to the inside (within the park). Clean up crews may be cleaning in the streets overnight until roughly 3am, returning at daylight for anything previously unseen.

Music Midtown is placing portable toilets outside of the gated festival area. Public portable toilets will be placed at the Midtown and Arts Center MARTA Stations, and Charles Allen Drive on the Midtown High School side of the street, and Monroe Drive near the Stadium ticket booths.

Please submit tickets with general feedback and for support requests here.

SUBMIT COMMUNITY INPUT

A team member will respond accordingly as soon as possible.

Note that all submissions are automatically shared with the NPU-E Chair for visibility, and are anonymously discussed in the post-festival debrief with representatives from the Music Midtown production teams, Department of Parks, Midtown Neighbors Association, NPU-E, and NPU-F.

All emergencies should be reported to 911.

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