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Photos: Highlights from explosive Music Midtown ’18 in Piedmont Park

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Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, and more perform at eighth festival incarnation in Atlanta’s marquee green space

Imagine Dragons faithful on Sunday night.
Imagine Dragons faithful on Sunday night.

By and large, the rains of Hurricane Florence veered away from Piedmont Park this past weekend, as tens of thousands of fans packed Atlanta’s marquee green space for an eclectic music festival full of heat, surprise covers, and teens donning things their parents probably aren’t cool with.

The eighth incarnation of Music Midtown in Piedmont Park avoided rain delays and proved an obvious hit with the millennials-and-younger crowd, featuring a diverse lineup that leaned more toward pop and hip-hop than in recent years.

Have a gander at the scene—and a few musical highlights—below:

Kasey Musgraves’s Saturday evening set included a cover of Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy.
New Orleans rock band The Revivalists on The Roxy stage.
The line Saturday evening for a single Piedmont Park water fountain.
Chromeo gets the Cotton Club stage grooving.
Los Angeles-based rockers Awolnation.
Foster the People cover the Ramones’s Blitzkrieg Bop.
Georgia-born Khalid performs Sunday on the Great Southeast Music Hall stage.
Imagine Dragons’s frontman Dan Reynolds, backed by Atlanta native Daniel Platzman on drums.
Reynolds preaches equality and brandishes rainbow flags tossed in from the crowd.
Kendrick Lamar closes Music Midtown from the main stage.
As Lamar bows out, the festival’s finale ignites.