Atlanta is home to some of the biggest and best musical festivals in the country. The Atlanta Jazz Festival, Sweetwater 420 Festival, Shaky Knees Music Festival and Shaky Beats Music Festival are just a few that attracts thousands to the city to hear top and emerging musical acts. Here are some of the best music festivals in September.

The Imagine Festival is so popular that it expanded to four days, which means more music, more camping and more fun. Taking place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway Sept. 19 – 22, the added day is free to those who purchase three-day passes (until Aug. 15).


The Imagine Festival is full of music and there are six stages that will be pumping out the vibes. Among the artists playing are: G Jones, Drinkurwater, Above & Beyond, Detox Unit, Lane 8, Wax Motif, Amine Edge & Dance, Eddie Gold b2b and Bandikook.


In addition to the music, there are a lot of other activities such as the Saturday pool party, yoga, fitness and wellness classes, painting a mural and field games Until Aug. 15, 4-day general admission passes start at $269 and $289 for 4-day pass with Early Arrival GA camping. VIP passes start at $369.

Photo Credit: Music Midtown

Music Midtown is one of the city’s biggest and most prestigious music festivals and this year superstars Travis Scott and Cardi B headline. Held at Piedmont Park on Sept. 14 and 15, Music Midtown, which tends to feature a mix of rock, hip-hop, pop — and everything in between —  will also include such stars as Panic! at the Disco, Billie Eilish and Vampire Weekend on four stages. The festival, which also has plenty of food trucks, takes place from noon until 11 p.m. on Sept. 14; noon – 10 p.m. on Sunday. General 2-day admission start at $155 and can go up to $1,250 for the Super VIP experience presented by SalesForce.

Photo Credit: One Music Fest

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, One Musicfest is known for bringing in an eclectic group of artists in a fun atmosphere to more than 50,000 attendees. The festival, which is the Southeast’s largest annual urban progressive music festival, brings everything from classic and next generation hip-hop and soulful R&B to alternative and rock. This year’s line-up is among its best with Gucci Mane, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Koffee and Rae Sremmurd performing on three stages. More than 25 food vendors will be on hand as well as non-alcoholic drinks. Tickets range from $149 for general admission to $750 for the Platinum experience. Taking place at Centennial Olympic Park, gates will open up at noon on both days but ends at 11 p.m. on Saturday and 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Photo Credit: Sweet Auburn Music Festival

The Sweet Auburn Music Fest has a slogan that says it all: “Where the Food is Good & the Music is Great!” The festival, which takes place at 320 Irwin Street, Atlanta, GA. 30312, next to the historic Sweet Auburn runs from Sept. 27 through the 29 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The festival a multi-genre music festival that features R&B, hip-hop and gospel. The festival is a family-friendly event with lots of food, children’s activities and crafts.

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