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U2 in Atlanta: An oral history of the band and the city’s shared journey
U2’s intersections with Atlanta over the years have gone beyond the city as a requisite tour stop. For a band from Europe intent on deconstructing the myth of America, Atlanta—its imperfect icons, its musicians, its leaders—has been a specific, if rarely noticed, part of U2’s journey, not only for the city’s social justice movements of the past but for the present, too. In anticipation of U2’s first Atlanta concert in nine years, two generations of Georgians talk about the band.
Music Midtown: A history
It's been five years since Music Midtown cofounder Peter Conlon, now president of Live Nation Atlanta, revived the festival. Below, a few of the highs and lows of its more than 20-year history.
With the addition of a third stage, Music Midtown’s bigger than ever
After waiting for dry, sunny days all summer, Atlantans they got the perfect one on the eve of Fall, right in time for Friday kickoff of Music Midtown 2013, the two-day music festival held in Piedmont Park.