Art & Culture Briefs: Midtown Music lineup; Decatur Book Festival keynote; ‘Hamilton’ to return

The lineup for Music Midtown, which returns to Piedmont Park on Sept. 15 and 16, includes Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Fall Out Boy, Khalid, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Gucci Mane, Kacey Musgraves, First Aid Kit, Foster the People and Janelle Monae are some of the big names this year. Tickets go on sale June 15 at MusicMidtown.com, where you’ll also find the complete roster of artists.

The Decatur Book Festival, which will be held Labor Day weekend, has announced that award-winning stage and film director Kenny Leon will be this year’s keynote speaker on Friday, Aug. 31. Leon is releasing a memoir, “Take You Wherever You Go.” The “kidnote” event will feature young adult authors Becky Albertalli, Laurel Snyder, and Nic Stone, talking about how “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone” changed the literary landscape for both readers and writers as the book celebrates its 20th anniversary. More details about the festival can be found at decaturbookfestival.com.

After a sold-out two week run at the Fox Theatre, Broadway in Atlanta announced this morning that “Hamilton” will return during the 2019-2020 season. Exact dates and ticket details were not announced. You can read our review of the blockbuster musical at this link.

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