Saturday marks the return of the MidSummer Music Festival. This one day music fest will take over Candler Park located near Little 5 Points. On top of all of the great festival events listed below, 790 the Zone will have a “Be Social” tent set up where folks can interact with live TVs running Wiffiti software as well access to the internet via onsite laptops where you can sign on to follow 790 on both Facebook and Twitter.
This event has an excellent chance to reach Super Swarm status as long as everyone concentrates check-ins at MidSummer Music Festival instead Candler Park. Also, be sure to follow MidSummer Music Festival on Twitter for live updates leading up to and during the Festival.
CONTESTS: 790 the Zone will be giving away an autographed baseball from rookie sensation Jason Heyward and 4 tickets to an upcoming Atlanta Braves game!! All you have to do be eligible is to send a tweet that includes the hashtag #MSMF10 and follow 790 the Zone on Twitter. The contest tweet window runs from noon on 6/14 until noon on 6/20. The winner will be notified by direct message thru Twitter by 790 the Zone on 6/21.
On the day of the festival, 790 the Zone will also offer 5 lucky festival attendees (plus 1 guest each) the opportunity to meet The Wailers!! 790 will send a direct message thru Twitter at 7:30pm giving you details on where to go at 8:30 so you can get backstage and hang out with the band after their performance. Add that to your “things I did on my summer vacation” list! Winners will be selected at random who tweeted and used the hashtag #MSMF10 during the festival on June 19th between the hours of 1pm and 7:30pm.
CONTEST UPDATE (6/17): 790 is adding in some more ticket giveaways during the festival. Just like with the Wailers backstage passes giveaway, they will pull a random tweet that used the hashtag #MSMF10 during the festival at each of the below times and the winner will be DM’d telling them to come pick up the tickets. Hourly giveaway schedule is as follows:
- 2:30pm, 3:30pm, & 4:30pm - Pair of tickets to the Atlanta Falcons vs KC Chiefs Preseason Game.
- 5:30pm – Pair of tickets to the final Atlanta Braves game of the season (Sunday 10/3) when Bobby Cox coaches his last regular season game vs the Phillies.
- 6:30pm – This one will be a surprise and will be announced later.
- 7:30pm – 5 pairs of backstage passes to meet The Wailers already mentioned above.
The more you tweet about the event using the #MSMF10 hashtag, the more chances you have to win! Remember, you must follow 790 the Zone on Twitter in order to receive the DM notification to claim your prize.
Festival details and music lineup:
Come out and celebrate the longest day of the calendar year with a free event, benefiting the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization, featuring music by The Wailers and Better Than Ezra, over 40 vendors in the Artist Market, the Go Green Zone, great food, a 790 The Zone 5K (benefiting Mary Lynn Elementary School), Cool Ray Kidz Zone, and the largest collection of drinking activities with the Hang Out Sports Area
- 1:00-1:50 PM Lefty Williams Band
- 2:20-3:20PM Soulphonics and Ruby Velle
- 3:50-4:50PM Gringo Star
- 5:20-6:35PM Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
- 7:15-8:45PM The Wailers
- 9:15-10:45PM Better Than Ezra
Post by: Chad Elkins – Find Chad on Twitter and Foursquare
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