WINNER: Best music festival in metro Atlanta

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Winner: Best music festival in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

The coronavirus pandemic forced Atlanta’s music festivals to either postpone or cancel their events.

But nothing can stop the music forever. The Atlanta Jazz Festival will return in 2021, as will the SweetWater 420 Fest.

Best of Atlanta asked AJC readers which music fest is their favorite, and the voting was close.

In fifth place was the Imagine Music Festival, which will move to Chattahoochee Hills in September.

The Atlanta Jazz Festival took fourth place. The annual Memorial Day event was originally postponed, but now won't return until next year.

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The SweetWater 420 Fest finished third. The annual jam-rock gathering and 5K will return April 23-25, 2021, at Centennial Olympic Park with much of the lineup intact.

Second place went to Music Midtown. The two-day event at Piedmont Park is scheduled for Sept. 19-20, with My Chemical Romance headlining.

The 2020 titles goes to Shaky Knees and Shaky Boots. Originally scheduled for May, the Shaky Knees Festival has been rescheduled for Oct. 16-18. Shaky Boots, however, was canceled for 2020.

» Shaky Knees Festival postponed until the fall, Shaky Boots canceled