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01 May 2014

CounterPoint Music Festival Attracts 65K People in First Year at Kingston Downs

After a one-year hiatus, the CounterPoint Music Festival is back.

Relocating from Bouckaert's Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, CounterPoint made Floyd County's Kingston Downs horse track its new home for 2014.

(Festival goers travel to and from the Steeple Stage the 2014 CounterPoint Music Festival. Photo by Andre Walker/Georgia Unfiltered Photography)
Organizers say a total of 65,000 people attended the music festival over the course of a three-day weekend at the end of April. Concert promoters MCP Presents and C3 Presents organized the event, and they say they are pleased with the response from fans.

"You just never know how things will go, especially since we changed venues and moved the date," said Kevin Earle, who is the Marketing Director for
MCP Presents. "We hope this is a sign that CounterPoint will keep growing."

CounterPoint organizers say they worked closely with local officials in planning the event, and they hope the festival boosts the local economy, provides additional jobs for the community and puts the area on the map.

When asked if festival organizers had any preliminary numbers on the economic impact CounterPoint had on Floyd, Bartow, and other counties nearby the festival grounds, Earle said everything is still being tallied.

Tickets to CounterPoint ranged from $90 for single day passes to $250 for three-day passes with camping. Many festival-goers camped onsite, and stopped at local stores such as the Cartersville Wal-Mart for last minute supplies.

Atlanta rap duo Outkast, R&B artist Janelle Monae, Canadian DJ A-Trak, and rock band Foster the People headlined a diverse lineup of artists who appeared across four stages at the three-day event. Fireworks capped off each night, and a silent disco kept the CounterPoint party going until the wee hours of the morning.