Second Atlanta International Pop Festival

Second Atlanta International Pop Festival (HM14FI)

Location: Warner Robins, GA 31093 Houston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 40.1', W 83° 42.517'

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In the 1960s, as American culture changed rapidly, new forms of music and performance emerged, including large outdoor rock festivals. From July 3-5, 1970, the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, one of the largest such events anywhere in the world during that era, took place in a field 600 yards west of here. Over thirty musical acts performed, including rock icon Jimi Hendrix playing to the largest American audience of his career, and Macon's Allman Brothers Band on their launching pad to national fame. Officials estimated that the festival drew several hundred thousand young people to Byron that weekend. Organized by renowned Atlanta concert promoter Alex Cooley, it remains one of the largest public gatherings in state history.
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HM NumberHM14FI
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number111-2
Year Placed2012
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, the Byron Area Historical Society, the Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, and Hittin' the Note
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 12:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 245990 N 3617761
Decimal Degrees32.66833333, -83.70861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 40.1', W 83° 42.517'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 40' 6.00" N, 83° 42' 31.02" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131 Esterine Dr, Warner Robins GA 31093, US
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