Candler Park Music Festival is ending after 11 years

Credit: Contributed

Credit: Contributed

The Candler Park Music Festival, which typically happens in June, is ending after 11 years.

The creator Josh Antenucci made the announcement on social media Monday, the same day that the annual Decatur Book Festival was postponed until 2024.

“It’s been an incredible run!” he wrote. “Thanks to all who have supported along the way and helped make this festival possible. While necessary to change things, there are plenty more good times ahead.”

In a text, he declined to comment further.

The Candler Park Music Festival Facebook page implied that something else might take its place down the road: “Stay tuned. We’ll all be together in Candler Park again soon.”

Last year’s two-day festival in June featured Grace Potter, Disco Biscuits and Yonder Mountain String Band. Previous festivals featured acts like Galactic, Gov. Mule, Dispatch, Robert Randolph and Drive-By Truckers.

Last summer, Music Midtown was abruptly canceled and sources told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a law that prohibits short-term permit holders on public property to ban guns may have played a role in that cancellation. Sweetwater 420 recently announced it was downsizing its festival from Centennial Olympic Park to its own private property for unspecified “personal safety” reasons.

Some festivals are still happening, including Shaky Knees Festival at Central Park in May and the new Re-Set Festival in June in the same location.