Music Midtown Cancelled for 2006
The spring music festival that has allowed teenagers an outdoor event to get their drink on for the past twelve years has been cancelled for 2006.
While the organizers of the event said that Music Midtown may be back at one point, it doesn’t look good. Organizers cited the costs of the Civic Center, weather, and the Vibe MusicFest as the reasons they won’t continue the festival.
Perhaps it was the fact that you had to buy a ticket for the entire three days of the festival rather than a one-day pass that slowed down ticket sales? I know that’s what kept me from going. We elected to listen from our porch instead. The acoustics weren’t great, but the price was a bit more reasonable.
I did like having it in the neighborhood, though, even if parking was a nightmare. Despite the problems caused by the festival, I think Midtown is losing a lot with the cancellation. What would be nice to see in its place are more smaller festivals in Piedmont Park, rather than one giant one at the Civic Center.