The 2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival

July 3rd, 4th & 5th, 1970
Middle Georgia Raceway
Byron, Georgia

2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival Poster
The 2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival was even bigger than the first. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported between 350,000 to 500,000 attendees at this festival. Perhaps closer to 200,000, this so called "Woodstock of the South" made an indelible impression on the South and helped propel The Allman Brothers Band and Southern Rock into the National spotlight. It's also the night Jimi Hendrix played his Star Spangled Banner-on the Fourth of July!!

Officials and civil authorities in the county were admirably hospitable to this cultural invasion - hosing down the crowd when it got too hot, and tolerating the traffic. Until the 1996 Olympics this event is thought to be the largest gathering in Georgia history.

Jimmy Hendrix - Purple Haze

2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival Handbill

Jimmy Hendrix - Straight Ahead


Jimmy Hendrix- Spanish Castle



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Georgia Journal
Summer 1992
photo courtesy of Carter Tomassi
Highway to Byron 1970
Traffic was backed up 100 miles to
The Varsity in Atlanta.
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