Knowing what you can and cannot bring to Music Midtown can make all the difference between a crappy day and a good one. It’s a really awful feeling to get to the festival gates only to find out you’ve brought something prohibited and you will either need to part with it or head back to your hotel. This may seem unrealistic but I see it happen all the time at music festivals. This article goes over everything you can and cannot bring to Music Midtown, and then goes over some important points in detail. Let’s start with what you CAN bring to Music Midtown.
Note that this list comes from Music Midtown’s Official Page. We try to always keep this updated but it’s always good to double check there as well.
Note that Music Midtown definitely has some weird prohibited items that many music festivals allow you to bring. These are some points you may want to note and common questions revolving around what you can bring.
Perhaps the oddest is the fact that Music Midtown doesn’t allow festivalgoers to bring a Camelbak. Given the fact that Atlanta in September is sweltering this is pretty disappointing. You CAN bring a sealed water bottle up to 1L so we suggest you at least take advantage of that and leave the Camelbak at home.
This is probably the most common disallowed item I see at Music Midtown. You cannot bring any spray cans to the festival so be sure to get suncreen in lotion form if you bring it to Music Midtown.
Negative – you can only bring one water bottle with you. No food, no drinks, no nothing else. You can obviously always try to sneak it in but if you get caught you just gave security lunch.
Note that if you are planning to bring stuff to stay dry, which we recommend you do, you cannot bring an umbrella. This is 50/50 with most music festivals – some allow them and some ban them because they do block the view of other people behind you. We typically go with a cheap poncho anyway – it’s lightweight and will keep you dry.
Music Midtown doesn’t explicitly state anything about medicine but here’s how it typically works at music festivals. If it is OTC you can bring a daily dosage, like a Tylenol pill in a packet. You cannot bring an entire bottle of Tylenol in. With prescribed medicine you can typically bring in a daily dosage if you bring the prescription in your name and ID card.
Obviously I can’t sanction this as it’s not legal, but I may or may not have had great success at music festivals using these guys.
There you have it, everything you can and cannot bring with you to Music Midtown. Admittedly, a lot of these are obvious, but some aren’t, so it is good to know what isn’t allowed before you go. Don’t be the guy who makes your group run back to the hotel because you brought something you can’t part with to the festival.