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Music Midtown 2012 Essential Checklist

September 18, 2012

Friday, September 21st

  • Box Office opens @ 2PM
  • Gates open @ 4PM
  • Music and Merriment Part I – 4:30PM – 11PM


Saturday, September 22nd

  • Box office opens @ 10AM
  • Gates open @ NOON
  • Music and Merriment Part II – 1PM – 11PM


Tickets will be available for purchase at the gates on Friday and Saturday.

$ 65.00 for single day tickets and $ 100.00 for a 2-day ticket

Re-Entry will be allowed throughout the day so PLEASE hold on to your ticket as it must be scanned out when exiting and re-scanned upon re-entry


Music Midtown Mobile App Now Available!

Download the Official Music Midtown app, presented by AT&T, to get the latest news and updates on the festival before, during and after! The app is available for free on both Apple and Android devices. Download the App!


Festival Accessibility

The far right lane at every gate will be ADA accessible. We have areas at both stages for any and all ADA issues.  They are accessible to those with disabilities as well as a ticketed companion.  There will be seating and ADA accessible bathrooms for their exclusive use.  We will be providing LED screens that will provide image enhancement for both stages.



  • Remember this is a carless event so please remember to take MARTA!
    (Last train leaves the station at 1AM)
  • Handicap Parking is available in surrounding pay and private lots.
    MARTA also has handicap parking and shuttle services.


Our Neighbors

We love our neighbors and want them to say the same of us so PLEASE be respectful of them and their property at all times during the festival.


Remember the following:

  • Each patron is allowed to bring in one factory-sealed bottle of water or one empty reusable water bottle or Camelback.
  • Towels and blankets will be permitted.
  • Non-professional recording equipment (like point and shoot cameras) is also permitted.



Rollerskates/blades, bikes, scooters, skateboards, or chairs of any kind are not allowed within the festival grounds due to the limited space of the site.

Outside Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the festival due to Fulton County and Atlanta City ordinances. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase on site.

Outside food items are not allowed.


And here’s the standard list of items that are absolutely not allowed:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Fireworks or explosives of any kind
  • Illegal or illicit substances of any kind
  • Large backpacks (framed, hiking packs, etc.)
  • Glass containers
  • Metal aerosol cans, including sunscreen
  • Carts, tents, and chairs of any kind
  • Coolers
  • Pets (except service dogs)
  • No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed
  • No unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, giveaways, etc.

Most important note of all – Come on down and have two great days of music, friendship, food and fun in the Park. Can’t wait to see everyone!


Artists to Watch

Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando



Ange Alex

I owe him a poem:

Here’s a story of a sad clown who one night in February was traveling through O-town. 

He brought a suitcase and a lot of gum, he brought music and videos and tons of fun.

He sang high but mostly he sang low, and he put of one hell of a good show.

He gave a bearded guy a cupcake and danced with a lady, a wolf he would make

There is no doubt he is a boss sir, he even got love from Kevin Costner.

Fans filled the plaza for a night of delight as the 7 foot clown gave us some real insight.

He sang Bowie and Queen and even some Who, also Cash, Lorde and “Let it go” too

Videos played of pets and babies crying, also beautiful artwork and people smiling.

Last night Orlando was anything but mad as we showed much love for a clown that is sad.

Ok, I’d cry too after that poem. Here’s some more info:

If you haven’t been to see a Puddles Pity Party show, you are missing out. 

The show had me smiling and laughing so hard my stomach hurt, but I was also moved so many times by the range of Puddles voice. True entertainment never gets old and I have a feeling he is going to last forever.

I loved the interaction he had with the crowd. He pulled numerous people up to help him on stage and all of them were good sports, one man even singing the entire song, “All by myself” karaoke style! The show was so well thought out and planned but with room for some hilarious improv. Especially at the end when he pulled the 3 fans from the audience dressed like clowns. At the end of them performing together, Puddles suddenly remembers that he is scared of clowns! Genius! 

Hands down one of the best performances I’ve seen in years.


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Holiday Fun

Kingsized Holiday Fun! Big Mike is Back at the Variety Playhouse!



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Big Mike Geier and his Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll Orchestra, along with the Dames Aflame Dancers, Lil’ Santa and other special guests, bring tidings of comfort and joy with their signature glitz and glamour in what has become a tinsel-time tradition at the Variety Playhouse. The all-ages 90-minute show features your Holiday favorites by the likes of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Heat Miser, The Grinch and more!

Photo: Emily Butler

We caught up with Big Mike to ask a few questions.

TBB: Big Mike! It’s been a couple years since we had the pleasure of seeing you perform live. We are so excited to be back in Atlanta and we are ready for this show. What can you tell us about this years event?

Big Mike: Welcome back to Atlanta, Ange! We’re also excited to be in town for another wild and wonderful Holiday Jubilee. We like to honor the tradition that the Jubilee has become and don’t mess too much with the format. You can expect the always magnificent sounds of the 12-piece Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll orchestra performing your favorite holiday classics and the dazzling Dames Aflame dancers providing the glamour. The show is all about holiday nostalgia, whatever that means to you: Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Donnie Hathaway, The Grinch, Rankin Bass, Peanuts, the Dreidel Song? It’s all in there.

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Music Gallery

Turkuaz at Aisle 5



Brooklyn based funk band Turkuaz played at Aisle Five in Atlanta last week and here are some shots from the show!

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