Some 55,000 people roared from sunup to sundown at the 2015 Music Midtown festival held Sept. 18-19. Free-spirits from across the globe make their way to Atlanta for the “Midtown Madness.”
The concert event has been held in Atlanta annually from 1994-2005, and after a six-year gap Midtown made its comeback in the late summer of 2011.
Midtown drew a massive turnout once more, with people packing Piedmont Park. "Every year we strive to take the festival to a new level, and this year is certainly no exception," Live Nation Atlanta President Peter Conlon said in a statement. "With the addition of a fourth stage and this year's stellar line-up, I think we have done it again."
The intensity of the event may come from the different types of people there. Bonds are made from the simple passion for music. From classics like, Elton John to up-and-coming artists such as Drake, Midtown leaders say they try their best to cater to the crowd’s music needs.
Various artists such as Vanyl Theatre, Colony House, August Alsina and Tove Lo took the outdoor stages before the final artist, Drake.
Drake currently has the No.1 single on the charts, “Hotline Bling,” as well as the No. 1 album, “What a Time to Be Alive.”
The hip-hop artist took a chance and walked through the crowd this year. Fans began to flock in hopes of a simple hand grab from the musician.
Heather Holcomb, a Drake fan told Young Edge, “I bought a hotel for the second night of admissions, but the first day I couldn’t miss a split second of Drake coming into Atlanta or his performance.”
Some music fans purchased hotel suites in downtown Atlanta. While other Midtown lovers camped out in cars, campers, or tents.
The Live Nation powered event was sold out with people of all ages.