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Sights and Sounds From Midtown's Musical Blowout

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[Photos: Josh Green, Curbed Atlanta]

Atlanta's grandest neighborhood music festival is in the books, and a few generalizations can be applied to the fifth incarnation of Music Midtown in Piedmont Park. From Hozier and Icona Pop to Lenny Kravitz, this year's eclectic slate of performers seemed genuinely thrilled to be there. Maybe it was the sunshine and pristine evening weather, or maybe the festival and its vibe have matured into something truly special again. Meanwhile, the satisfaction of attendees, general mobility throughout the grounds and the ease of using the portable restrooms and buying concessions seemed greatly improved this year, by and large. Perhaps the crowds were a tad lighter than in recent years (but perhaps not, because the fields for popular acts were full). Perhaps the fourth stage was the solution. Or perhaps, after five years of trying, the festival is finally running like an oiled machine. After the jump, have a gander at some key highlights from one rollicking weekend in the heart of the city.

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