Navigating the Park During Music Midtown

Music Midtown is a highly anticipated event that thousands look forward to each year. Filled with dance and music, the park turns into an outdoor concert venue featuring top headliners such as this year’s Bruno Mars performance. Due to such a large production and set-up, the Piedmont Park Conservancy offers park visitors some suggestions on how to get around the 170+ acres of green space still available during the event’s impact – actual event days are September 16 and 17.

Downloadable and Printable Map – Click Here

Dog Owners: 

The Piedmont Park Dog Parks do remain open during the entire Music Midtown festival. Depending on your origin, getting there may need some adjustments.

  • North: Cross the Monroe Drive pedestrian signaled crosswalk into the Piedmont Commons, and then head south with a pleasant walk through the Northwoods. As seen on the map, you will veer left at the fork and the dog parks are ahead (map items #24 and #16).
  • West: Walk through the 12th or 14th Street gates and then follow the map northeast. You will go above the Active Oval, past the tennis center, and then down a hill to access the dog parks (map items #24 and #16).
  • East: Dog owners can access the park through the Park Drive entrance and then go down the stairs on the right. Turn left, and the dog parks are straight ahead (map items #24 and #16).
  • Avoid: 10th Street, Charles Allen Gate, Meadow, Oak Hill, and the Lake: The festival’s footprint reaches these areas, and dogs are not allowed at Class A festivals.

Cyclists/Pedestrians:

  • North: Cross the Monroe Drive pedestrian signaled crosswalk into the Piedmont Commons, and then head south with a pleasant walk/ride through the Northwoods. As seen on the map, you may enjoy the park north of Park Drive, Lake Clara Meer, and the 12th Street Gate.
  • West: Enter through the 12th or 14th Street Gate sidewalks and head northeast. You will go above the Active Oval, past the tennis center towards the back of Magnolia Hall. As seen on the map, you may enjoy the park north of Park Drive, Lake Clara Meer, and the 12th Street Gate.
  • East: Enter through Park Drive and then either stay straight or down the stairs on the right. As seen on the map, you may enjoy the park north of Park Drive, Lake Clara Meer, and the 12th Street Gate.
  • Avoid: 10th Street, Charles Allen Gate, Meadow, Oak Hill, and the Lake: The festival’s footprint reaches these areas, and you may need a wristband / ticket to access these areas.
  • Additional Tip for Cyclists: Please be aware that before, during and after the festival, many of the dedicated bike lanes, particularly 10th Street, may be inaccessible. For those that are not comfortable using the streets, please refer to the map for alternative routes.

Other Tips:

  • Green Market will resume on Saturday, September 22.
  • The Tennis Center will remain open.
  • The Piedmont Park Aquatic Center and Pool is closed for the 2017 season.
  • The playgrounds will remain open.
  • The Active Oval (running track and sport fields) will operate as normal.
  • The Parking Garage will have a special event rate (determined by Lanier Parking).
  • Legacy Fountain Splash Pad is scheduled to be open, but is contingent on remaining repairs.
  • The basketball courts will operate as normal.
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