First Atlanta International Pop Festival

Formerly Atlanta International Raceway, this was the site of the Atlanta International Pop Festival first held on the 4th of July weekend in 1969.

Performers at the event included Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter, Johnny Rivers, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Canned Heat, Spirit, Ten Wheel Drive, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival , Sweetwater, Al Kooper, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Pacific Gas & Electric, Dave Brubeck, Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad and one of the first appearances of Chicago Transit Authority before the name was changed to Chicago.

The second, and last Atlanta International Pop Festival, was held the next year at the Middle Georgia Raceway. This time the Allman Brothers and Jimi Hendrix were featured performers.

Other Notable Concerts Played At Atlanta Motor Speedway:

5/14/2021 – Kansas
10/18/2013 – The Beach Boys
9/14/2011 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
9/5/2010 – Foreigner
7/21/2002 – Ted Nugent
7/19/2002 – Blues Traveler
6/5/1999 – Third Eye Blind
11/9/1998 – Chubby Checker

Atlanta Motor Speedway
1500 Tara Place
Hampton,  GA 30228