Atlanta's Music Midtown Set For April 30-May 2

ATLANTA, Ga (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – The initial lineup for Atlanta’s 11th annual Music Midtown 2004 on April 30-May 2 has been released with approximately 100 rock, pop, hip hop and R&B acts expected to perform on multiple outdoor stages throughout the festival’s expansive, 42-acre site situated between Midtown and downtown Atlanta. The largest festival of its kind in the U.S., Music Midtown 2004 anticipates a crowd of over 300,000 people over the festival’s three days.

Among the acts confirmed so far for Music Midtown are Foo Fighters, Twista, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fountains of Wayne, Joss Stone, The Offspring, Wyclef Jean, Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz, The Doors of the 21st Century, Damien Rice, Puddle of Mudd, Smithereens, Story of the Year, Drive By Truckers, Trapt, Gavin Degraw, Cee-Lo, Katy Rose, Musiq, Tantric, Fuel, Anthony Hamilton, Finger Eleven, Switchfoot, Galactic, Default, Carl Thomas, Chris Robinson &the New Earth Mud, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Smile Empty Soul, Steve Miller Band, Angie Stone, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Toby Lightman. More major acts will be announced in coming weeks.

“We’re proud of the diversity we offer concertgoers year after year,” shares veteran concert promoter Alex Cooley, who co-founded Music Midtown with business partner Peter Conlon over a decade ago. “It’s a testament to Atlanta, it’s diversity and appeal, and there really isn’t a festival like Music Midtown that offers so much as far as talent and tastes for such an affordable ticket price.”

“The fact that we have so many big name acts year after year is what draws an audience from around the world to Music Midtown,” notes Conlon. “But it’s the opportunity to offer so many up and coming acts the chance to play in front of thousands that makes the festival unique.”

Tickets are priced at $45 for the three day event or $40 per day." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

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