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Music Midtown 2016 schedule announced

We already know who is playing Music Midtown , but now you can make plans with the when.

The festival takes place Sept. 17-18 in Piedmont Park and, like last year, acts will perform on four stages situated throughout the park.

The Killers, Twenty One Pilots, Beck and Deadmau5 headline and will be joined by artists including Band of Horses, DNCE, Leon Bridges, Big Boi, Chvrches, The Lumineers, Alabama Shakes and ColleGrove (Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz).

Two-day general admission tickets are $125 until Sept. 1 at 11:59 p.m. The price then edges to $135 on Sept. 2. VIP tickets are $600 and Super VIP tickets are $1,200. Tickets can be purchased at

Gates open at noon each day.

In 2015, Music Midtown generated an economic impact estimated at $50 million, an amount expected to increase this year because of the expansion to two full days of programming.

Saturday, September 17

The Roxy Stage                                                                                     The Honda Stage

2:30-3:30PM:  City and Colour                                                         12:30-1:30PM: Balkan Beat Box

4:30-5:30PM:  Chvrches                                                                    2:30-3:30PM: NF

6:30-7:30PM:  Band of Horses                                                          4:30-5:30PM: Logic

8:30-9:50PM: Beck                                                                             6:30-7:30PM: Big Boi

8:30-9:30PM: ColleGrove (Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz) (Honda Stage)


The Cotton Club Stage                                                                        The Electric Ballroom Stage


1:30-2:30PM: Johnnyswim                                                                  1:30-2:30PM: Zella Day

3:30-4:30PM: The Coathangers                                                        3:30-4:30PM: DNCE

5:30-6:30PM: Lucius                                                                          5:30-6:30PM: Leon Bridges

7:30-8:30PM: Mayer Hawthorne                                                     7:30-8:30PM: G-Eazy

9:30-11 PM: Twenty One Pilots (Electric Ballroom Stage)


Sunday, September 18

The Roxy Stage                                                                                     The Honda Stage

12:45-1:45PM:  DAYA                                                                        1:30-2:30PM: Peter Bjorn and John

2:45-3:45PM:  Melanie Martinez                                                     3:30-4:30PM: Corinne Bailey Rae

4:45-5:45PM:  Grouplove                                                                  5:30-6:30PM: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

6:45-7:45PM: KESHA                                                                          7:30-8:30PM: Alabama Shakes

8:45-10:00PM: Deadmau5


The Cotton Club Stage                                                                        The Electric Ballroom Stage

1:45-2:45PM: The Shadowboxers                                                    12:30-1:30PM: Joseph

3:45-4:45PM: Pete Yorn                                                                    2:30-3:30PM: St. Lucia

5:45-6:45PM: Raury                                                                           4:30-5:30PM: James Bay

7:45-8:45PM: DJ Mustard                                                                  6:30-7:30PM: The Lumineers

8:30-10:00PM: The Killers (Electric Ballroom Stage)

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.