photo courtesy of Rick Diamond/
Wyclef Jean at Music Midtown
photo courtesy of Rick Diamond/
Crowdsurfer at the Music Midtown Festival in Midtown Atlanta, 2001.
photo courtesy of Carter Tomassi
The Highway to Byron was backed up 100 miles to The Varsity in Atlanta.
Music Midtown
Starting in 1994, the largest 3 day event in the U.S. ran until 2005. With over 100 acts, an average of 300,000 people attended the events each year.
In 1978 and 1979 headliners Aerosmith, and hometown heroes Atlanta Rhythm Section, host an all-star jam, and rock fans embrace a new style of festival.
Atlanta International Pop Festival
One of a handful of music festivals held prior to Woodstock. The festival broke new ground for rock and roll in the Southern market and were was early exposure for legends like, Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin.
Texas International Pop Festival
Two weeks after Woodstock, another massive event brought 150,000 people to Texas to cap the decade.
2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival
Southern Rock's premier event and launching pad for The Allman Brothers Band who opened and closed the festival. Also Jimi Hendrix , B.B. King, Jethro Tull and more.
The First International Puerto Rico Pop Festival
An international expedition and a new level of ecclecticism ushered in the 70's, and offered a glimpse at the decade to come.

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