Photo by Rebecca Gerhard.

Georgia’s music scene has always been full of iconic names. This year is no exception. As festival season creeps closer, it is time to see which music festivals you can’t miss in 2017!

Savannah Music Festival

March 23-April 8

Various areas, Savannah

The festival season starts off with a bang as the city of Savannah lets loose with Georgia’s largest music festival! This festival’s 28th season continues its tradition of bringing communities together with its range of diverse music and artists. From fine jazz to blues to acoustics and with a lineup that includes Hiss Golden Messenger, Sounds of Kolachi and The Avett Brothers, there is sure to be something to attract music lovers of all kinds. Ticket prices range from $32 to $80.


SweetWater 420 Fest

April 21-23

Centennial Olympic Park

265 Park Ave W Northwest

Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Company presents the 12th annual SweetWater 420 Fest! This weekend long event will feature artists of all kinds from local favorites to national musicians, including Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Dirty Heads, Dopapod, Jackie Greene, Major & The Monbacks and more. Order your tickets before it’s too late, prices range from $66 to $170.


Shaky Beats

May 5-7

Centennial Olympic Park

Atlanta’s biggest EDM and hip-hop music fest is back and more explosive than ever! Featuring acts include, Allison Wonderland, Griz, Crywolf, Kaskade, Zeds Dead and The Chainsmokers. This year’s event is certainly one to not miss! Tickets range from $90 to $165 plus additional fees. Those 21 and older are allowed to purchase VIP passes.


Shaky Knees

May 12-14

Centennial Olympic Park

Come out and celebrate Atlanta’s 5th annual premiere event for indie rock, folk, alternative rock and country music! This year promises a diverse and eccentric lineup made up of up-and-coming artists along with world-famous acts that include, the Pixies, Twin Peaks, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Dr. Dog and Warpaint. Ticket prices range from $99 to $185.


Music Midtown

September 16-17

Piedmont Park

400 Park Dr NE

Be a part of Atlanta’s most diverse and fun music festival with the return of Music Midtown! Event alum include, Twenty One Pilots, Kesha, Logic, Big Boi, G-Eazy, Band of Horses and The Killers. With such all-star acts there is little doubt that this year will be just as exciting and memorable as the last! Ticket prices and lineup information are TBA.


A3C Hip Hop Festival

October 4-18

The Georgia Freight Depot

65 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW

Enjoy some of the best music, film, education and hip hop culture with Atlanta’s A3C Hip Hop Festival! This 2 day outdoor event is sure to attract fans from all around the world to hear some of the genre’s best artists. Such as, event alum 2 Chaniz, Wiz Khalifa, J Cole, Young Thug, Big Daddy Kane, G-Eazy and 21 Savage. This year is likely to continue the tradition of giving love to up-and-coming talent as well. Ticket prices range from $70-$485 plus additional fees.