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Georgia’s New Open Carry Silences Music Midtown Festival 2022

By Jannah Bolds
EIC, The Bold Opinion



Music Midtown has officially been cancelled for 2022.

According to the festival’s website, this year’s two-day event has been cancelled “due to circumstances beyond our control”. However, Sources directly connected to the festival blame GA’s recently relaxed gun laws.

Live Nation, the company over Music Midtown, has yet to comment on the exact reason behind the festival’s cancellation, but Atlanta City Council Members make direct hints toward safety issues and concerns.

“A sad day as Atlanta’s Music Midtown is cancelled. Public policy has real impacts and in this case, economic and social implications on a great tradition,” said Atlanta City Council President, Doug Shipman via Twitter.

Music Midtown, is usually held at Piedmont Park; a place where guns can be openly carried without consequence. However, festival rules prohibit the presence of firearms and explosives, therefore, issuing conflict between company standards and legal rights.

As a resolution attempt, Shipman tells Rolling Stone that the issue will likely have to wait until state legislature reconvenes in January 2023, but plans to meet with the city attorney to discover a solution.

What is Music Midtown?

Music Midtown is a weekend-long music festival that has existed in Atlanta’s culture scene since 1994. Run by Live Nation, the festival has seen iconic performers like Earth, Wind, & Fire, Elton John, Foo Fighters, Al Green, Train, Kool & The Gang, John Mayer, Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo, and so many more.

The festival prides itself in diverse, eclectic sounds for music lovers of all kinds.

To learn more about Music Midtown, please visit them online and follow them on social media to stay updated on future events.

Gun Control: Preserve our Future Generation instead of Past Amendments

By Kimberly Edwards
Writer, Contributor

Shrieks. Racing thoughts. Anxiety gushing through acidic veins. The faint beating of faltering hearts. That’s the ambiance of the classroom when a deadly shooting starts. Kids, children, teenagers all eager to learn and get to that point in their life where they hold a degree, are racing through hallways, searching for shelter, shrinking down to their knees, kissing the floor while trying to breathe lightly, light-headed and almost unable to breathe. Waiting for a shooter to finish playing god. It’s difficult to imagine the horror of being trapped in a facility and to hold this constant fear daily that at any time during a school day a classmate could become a shooter, or an outsider may walk in with heavy artillery like an AR-15 and attempt to annihilate everyone in sight. Authorities need to realize is that in order to eliminate these mass school shootings they must tighten gun control legislation, improve school security measures and practices, and lessen the NRA’s power over politicians. Continue reading Gun Control: Preserve our Future Generation instead of Past Amendments

Gun Control: Correction Starts in School

By Iesha Westmoreland
Writer, Contributor 

When I see the breaking news of all these mass school shooting, I am reminded of my days at school. We had bullies like any other generation, but this is crazy. Bullying taken to a whole new frightening level. When did students become so demonic? The level of hate and conviction to risking the lives of the innocent is disgusting. Continue reading Gun Control: Correction Starts in School