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Music Festival Canceled After Court Ruling Made It Illegal to Keep Guns Out

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  • The annual Music Midtown festival in Atlanta has been called off, according to a statement issued by festival organizers.
  • The likely cause, industry sources tell Billboard, are recent changes to Georgia gun laws that prevent the festival from banning guns on to the publicly owned festival grounds.
  • “Hey Midtown fans — due to circumstances beyond our control, Music Midtown will no longer be taking place this year,” a statement posted on Music Midtown’s website reads.

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