After a music festival in Atlanta was canceled, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants the big event to take place in the state.
It was this Monday that Music Midtown Festival announced the cancellation of dates scheduled for the weekend of September 17-18 due to “runaway circumstances.” YOU MAY BE INTERESTED: Legend Stevie Nicks will arrive in North Carolina with a concert. “We hoped to meet in September and we hope to be together again to enjoy this festival,” they posted on social media. Hey Midtown fans – due to circumstances beyond our control, Music Midtown will no longer be held this year. We were looking forward to seeing you again in September and hope that we can all enjoy the festival together again soon. pic.twitter.com/cI5M37UNW8 – Music Midtown (@MusicMidtown) August 1, 2022 Music Midtown was scheduled to take place at Piedmont Park, Atlanta and planned artists and bands included Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Future, Phoebe Bridgers and Jack White.
Why was the Atlanta Music Festival canceled and why does Governor Cooper want it to be held in North Carolina? One day after the cancellation was announced, this Tuesday, Cooper invited the organizers to hold the festival in the state. In a post, Cooper addressed the festival and said the government is ready to welcome them to their outdoor spaces and help them run the festival in a fun and safe way. Hello @musicmidtown! Come up to North Carolina. We’re ready to welcome you to one of our amazing outdoor spaces to help you host a fun and safe festival. https://t.co/UCQhJ3orZA— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) August 2, 2022 Although the organizers have not explained the reasons, beyond their control, for canceling the festival, there is plenty of talk on social media about it speculated that it is due to gun laws in Georgia.
Although the festival has stated that participants are banned from carrying guns and explosives of any kind, a 2014 Georgia law allows carrying guns on public lands. According to information obtained by WSOC-TV, a man reached out to the festival to say that if an employee approached a legal gun bearer and prevented them from entering or was evicted, the company would be sued.
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