Atlanta’s long-running Music Midtown festival is canceled this year after host Live Nation found it illegal to bar attendees from carrying guns into the venue.
Billboard reports that the festival was scheduled to be held September 17-18, 2022, “with headliners My Chemical Romance, Future, Jack White and Fallout Boy.”
Live Nation learned that pro-Second Amendment groups pointed to Georgia’s 2014 “Safe Carry Protection Act” and were posed to sue if denied the ability to carry a gun onto the venue grounds.
Breitbart News reported the February 18, 2014, Georgia House passage of the “Safe Carry Protection” Act, noting that the bill opened up bars, schools, churches, and other venues to the carry of firearms for self-defense.
Bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper) noted at the time that the