Music Midtown: a Weekend to Remember


Payton Cobb, Writer

Over the weekend of September 14 and 15, the popular music festival Music Midtown took place in Piedmont Park. It was my first time ever going to this event, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I had the chance to see some of my favorite artists, including Travis Scott, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Madison Beer, Lil Yachty, Lord Huron, and Charlie Puth.

Out of those I watched, nothing will ever beat the spectacular show Travis Scott put on and the soothing voice of Billie Eilish. I also had the chance to meet many new people, whom I have kept contact with and will never forget because they made the experience so much better. Music Midtown was such a fun, energetic, and free-feeling weekend where I was able to be myself and just let loose. 

As fun as it was, it wouldn’t have been as enjoyable if I hadn’t been with my best friend Alison Howe. We do everything together and she helps me to get out of my comfort zone, which is how I was able to meet new friends. I would highly recommend Music Midtown for those who want to have fun with their best friends. 

Before I went, I was a bit nervous about the things that could happen to two teenage girls in downtown Atlanta, especially at night. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I never encountered any danger or felt unsafe, considering there are security guards around and everyone I encountered was nice and just happy to be there. My ticket cost me $160 because I bought it when they first went on sale. Beware, they get more expensive the closer it gets to the event. But no matter the cost, it was worth every penny! 

Travis Scott was the last performer of the entire event, and his show ended around 10:30 p.m. I have never had more fun. Three friends (two of whom I met the day before) and I got as close to the stage as we possibly could and stayed the entire time. Travis’s show was the most crowded out of all; he put on the best performance in my opinion. He had everyone so excited, jumping up and down with our hands in the air and just feeling as free as possible. Billie Eilish had a performance that made me feel warm and fuzzy inside and physically brought me to tears.

I have never been so happy in my life and I can’t wait to go again next year!