5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 12-18

It's a music-filled week in Atlanta

Music Midtown 2018 lineup
Kendrick Lamar performs at the Grammy Awards earlier this year.

Photograph by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS

Music Midtown
When: September 15-16
Where: Piedmont Park
Cost: $155+
Details: Music Midtown outdid itself this year. Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Khalid, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Gucci Mane—the impressive list keeps going. It’s hard not to know and love half of the bands on the lineup, but in case you need a taste of each artist, you can listen to our roundup.


Photograph by Deen van Meer

When: Through September 23
Where: Fox Theatre
Cost: $30-$115+
Details: The Disney-movie-turned-Broadway-musical is coming to Atlanta for two weeks. Young thief Aladdin discovers a magic lamp containing a magical Genie who grants him three wishes. Aladdin wishes to be a wealthy prince to impress princess Jasmine, but plans go awry when the evil Jafar steals the lamp.

Brooklyn Brewery Beer Mansion
When: September 14, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 787 Windsor
Cost: $30 ($35 at door)
Details: The New York-based craft brewery is visiting Atlanta and bringing a party with it. Along with Brooklyn Brewery’s beers (you get a free one upon entry) comes offerings from Wild Heaven Brewery and a lineup of eclectic music, featuring DIIV, Deep State, and Athens-based Kishi Bashi among others. The night will also have local food vendors, local artists, and a bunch of arcade games from Joystick Gamebar.

Taste of Smyrna
When: September 15, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 200 Village Green Circle
Cost: Free entry, $0.50-$4 samples
Details: Munch your way through Smyrna restaurants while enjoying live music from the morning to night. Feel free to bring the kids—there will be plenty to keep the little ones busy, including a rock wall, inflatable slides, obstacle courses, and more.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium 5K
When: September 15, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Cost: $40 for 5K, $20 for one mile, $15 for 50 meter dash
Details: To raise awareness about drunk driving, the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, and Atlanta Track Club have teamed up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to host a 5K that ends at the 50-yard line in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. All of the proceeds will be donated to Mothers Against Drunk Driving Georgia.