ATLANTA -- Music Midtown drew tens of thousands of people to Piedmont Park last year, despite a daylong rain that nearby residents say, left much of the muddy park unusable for weeks afterward. That damage is just one reason that the neighborhood association surrounding the city's largest park is objecting to this year's Music Midtown.
"What happened last year, with the torrential rains and the way it tore up the park, is an ongoing issue for us," said Terry Bond, president of the Midtown Neighbors' Association. "We think it's too big for the park."
Bond says the other issues are traffic and parking. Last year, the city closed 10th Street for the festival and, he says, routed traffic through neighborhoods that were too small to handle it.