ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Two popular Atlanta festivals are dueling over space in Piedmont Park.
11Alive News has learned that both – the Atlanta Arts Festival and Music Midtown – want to use the park on the same September weekend.
The arts festival is quiet and artsy and has been a Piedmont Park fixture for decades. Music Midtown is loud and raucous and began rocking Piedmont Park in 2011. Now both festivals have asked the city for permits to use the park on the same weekend in September.
"I don't see how we could possibly do that," said city councilwoman Mary Norwood.
Norwood says the city will have to choose a winner from the competing permit applications.
The Atlanta Arts Festival is already marketing its 2015 festival for the weekend of September 19. The arts festival filed its permit application with the city last Novemberr.