It's no secret: West Cobb is lacking of music venues.
But luckily for fans of live rhythm, beats and rhymes, Atlanta is right next door and has no shortage of big-name acts making stops on their concert tours.
One-upping these one- or two-band concerts are music festivals, which for a few days blend together a wide variety of musicians and styles at a price that is typically charged for just one show.
Perhaps most notably in Atlanta is Music Midtown, which returned to Piedmont Park in 2011 after its original 11-year run ended in 2005.
But another Atlanta festival is gaining notoriety in the ranks of music lovers’ lists of must-attend shindigs, even before its inaugural occasion.
In its first year, CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival will feature the electronic stylings of Bassnectar, Skrillex, Pretty Lights, M83, Big Gigantic and a long list of others. Armed with camping options, it’ll be held Sept. 27-29 on a 12-mile stretch along the Chattahoochee River in Fairburn—the same expanse that hosted 2007's Echo Project.
The crowd will undoubtedly be much more niche than the fan base of Music Midtown, which is to feature the universally familiar sounds of perennial rock bands Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. But niche among music and venues is never necessarily a negative thing, as it generally offers new perspectives and noises, and displays a much more colorful collective than you're average concert.
If such an experience sounds like your bag or one you’d like to climb in to, you can buy tickets for $165 here or by calling 1-888-512-7469. Depending on availability, tickets might be sold at the gate for $185.
Hope to see you there, West Cobb, branching out along a branch of the Chattahoochie and rocking out to voltaic compositions.