10th Anniversary Music Midtown Festival

The 10th Anniversary Music Midtown Festival is pleased to announce that it will feature two of gospel music’s
best-loved and most sought after performers, contemporary gospel R&B
sensation Tonex and traditional gospel phenom Richard Smallwood & Vision, on
its ever popular Gospel Stage on Saturday, May 3, 2003 at the Civic Center.
Atlanta’s very own gospel choir Deeper Shade of Soul, which consists of
choir members from the Atlanta Church of Christ, will kick off the
celebration at 2:00pm.
While the Music Midtown Festival is world renown for its diverse lineup of
legendary performers and today’s superstar acts in Rock, Pop, Urban, and
Roots music, to many the festival’s best-kept secret is its Gospel Stage,
which since its introduction three years ago has featured some of America’s
top gospel artists sharing the stage with local favorites.
And this year is certainly no exception. A Grammy Award Winner and world
class composer, pianist and arranger, Richard Smallwood has changed the face
of gospel music with his impeccable blend of classical movements and
traditional gospel and has just received two 2003 Stellar Gospel Music
Awards for his new album, Persuaded – Live In D.C. Tonex is also hot off
receiving a 2003 Stellar Award, winning in the “Best Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD
of the Year” category for his groundbreaking release 02. The 26 year old
musical prodigy has been mesmerizing gospel and mainstream audiences
everywhere ever since the release of his debut album, Pronounced Toe-Nay,
which catapulted Tonex into gospel music super-stardom.
“The Gospel Stage has always been one of the festival’s true gems,” notes
festival founder Alex Cooley. “We’re excited to have two of gospel music’s
top performers at this year’s 10th anniversary festival.”
The 10th Anniversary Music Midtown Festival on May 2, 3 and 4 will feature
over 120 international, national, and local musical acts performing on 11
stages over a 3-day period at a 40-acre complex in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia.
Performer highlights for the 10th Anniversary Music Midtown Festival
include Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Tony Bennett, Def Leppard, LL Cool J, The
Gipsy Kings, Aimee Mann and Buddy Guy.
The 10th Anniversary Music Midtown Festival will celebrate a decade of music
lovers from around the world coming together in the heart of the South to
enjoy the best in art, food, and live music. With an affordable ticket
price of $45, a remarkably diverse musical lineup, numerous cultural
activities and loads of family fun, Music Midtown has become an annual
springtime tradition drawing approximately 300,000 revelers each year.
Tickets for the 10th Anniversary Music Midtown Festival are on sale now.
Three-day passes are $45 and can be purchased online through Ticketmaster atwww.ticketmaster.com or by calling 404-249-6400.
Visit www.musicmidtown.com for additional information including a complete
performance line up, map, restrictions and lodging information.
Music Midtown is produced by Alex Cooley and Peter Conlon, a division of
Clear Channel Entertainment.


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