A long-running concert festival called “Music Midtown” has been cancelled this year and into the foreseeable future due to “circumstances beyond their control”. Music Midtown has not released a specific reason for its cancellation. Rumor has it that Georgia’s new “Constitutional Carry” gun laws play a factor here. The problem is that Music Midtown cannot ban guns from Piedmont Park as it is public property. If they had a long-term lease to the park and paid taxes, like the Botanical Garden does with the land it sits on, then they could enforce a gun-free zone. But since that is not the case, then Music Midtown cannot supersede Georgia’s laws which do not ban guns from public property.
Constitutional Carry In Georgia Does Not Mean Totally Unrestricted – Georgia Outdoor News
Atlanta’s canceled Music Midtown festival puts lax gun laws under scrutiny – The Washington Post
The Jolt: Will Music Midtown’s cancellation reverberate with Democrats?
Atlanta’s Music Midtown Fest Canceled Because of Georgia Gun Laws – Rolling Stone
Atlanta’s Music Midtown Festival Canceled Over Gun Law Changes – Billboard
Atlanta Music Midtown festival canceled; decision linked to Georgia gun laws
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