Prepare for Music Midtown: COVID-19 precautions, prohibited items, road closures

Music Midtown 2021 kicks off at noon on Saturday. The two-day event features headliners such as Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers and Maroon 5

The festival is highly anticipated after last year's cancelation due to COVID-19 pandemic precautions.

Concert organizers have made changes to make sure the show goes on as safely as possible. This year, all attendees my show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the festival. 


Festival staff prepare the main stage for Music Midtown 2021. (FOX 5 Atlanta)

Here's what you need to know to prepare you for Music Midtown 2021, including COVID-19 precautions:

Bring a printed vaccination card 

Each day, concert-goers have to show a printed copy of their vaccine card or a negative COVID-19 test.

An at-home test is not permitted. 

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Festival organizers ask patrons to abide by a "fan health pledge," asking people with COVID-19 symptoms — or anyone who came in contact with someone who tested positive — to stay home. 

Organizers ask patrons not to attend if any of the following apply to them:

  • Tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to someone who has tested positive 14 days before attending the festival
  • Experienced symptoms of COVID-19 within last 48 hours (fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Traveled to any international territory identified by federal or applicable state or local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19 within 14 days

Where are masks required?

All attendees are encouraged to wear masks. 

Masks are required in indoor spaces. 

Unvaccinated attendees are required to wear a mask at all times. 

Car-less event

The event is supposed to be a car-less event. 

Rely on ride-sharing, public transportation, a bike or plan to walk to Piedmont Park. 

Police blocked off 10th Street between Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive with cones and barricades. 

Clear-bag policy

The festival has an updated bag policy and specific criteria for bags it is allowing into the event. 

Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC with one compartment. They cannot exceed 12-by-6-by-12 inches (or 864 cubic inches total volume). Small clutch-type bags not exceeding 4.5-by-6.5 inches with or without a handle or strap and one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags are also permitted. 

Festival officials are also permitting hydration packs. 

What else is not permitted?

No outside food or drinks are allowed at the festival site. 

Guests cannot bring chairs. 

While some rain is expected this weekend, guests are not permitted to bring umbrellas, so pack a pancho or raincoat to help stay as dry as possible. 

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