Promoters of a cherished event in Georgia have cancelled it, and some are guessing that it was done so because of the state’s strict gun regulations. Since the 1990s, Atlanta’s Music Midtown Festival has been a mainstay in the city, staging a performance every year with headliners. But it was recently revealed that this year’s Music Midtown had been postponed, and ticket holders would receive a refund.
“Hey Midtown fans – due to circumstances beyond our control, Music Midtown will no longer be taking place this year. We were looking forward to reuniting in September and hope we can all get back to enjoying the festival together again soon,” reads a statement.
They went on, “Refunds will be processed automatically within the next 24 hours to the original method of payment. Please allow 7-10 business days for the refund to be processed by your bank. For any questions related to refunds, please visit contact.frontgatetickets.com.”
There have been rumors that the two-day performance will not take place since the festival forbids the use of any kind of weaponry on its property. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said that pro-gun advocates complained to Live Nation since they are legally permitted to carry due to Georgia’s Constitutional Carry Law.