Lenz Presents Poverty is Real: A Benefit for the Decatur Cooperative Ministry – July 27-29 at Eddie’s Attic

August 1st, 2012 | Posted by PovertyIsReal in Uncategorized

Poverty is Real’s second annual concert series to benefit the Decatur Cooperative Ministry will be held Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29 at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur. Lenz is the presenting sponsor.

Participating artists include Matthew Kahler, Eliot Bronson, The District Attorneys, Tedo Stone Arlington Priest, the Bitteroots, The Flint Hill Specials, Maria Gabriella, Chris Stalcup and the Grange, Ryan Flanagan, The Skipperdees Spencer Smith, Kristen Englenz, and Mike Killeen and the Dregs.

Last year’s event raised $6,000 for DCM, and PIR organizers have set a goal of $10,000 this year.

In addition to three nights of music, this year’s event will also include two Saturday afternoon concerts for families featuring Eric Litwin, the “guitar-strumming, book-writing, song-singing, national-award-winning” bestselling author of the Pete the Cat picture books. The shows are at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and will be hosted by Little Shop of Stories.

Tickets are available at www.eddiesattic.com.

Barnes Law Group and Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover are Gold Level Sponsors of the event. Local Business Sponsors include Paste Magazine, Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Eddie’s Attic, Pure, Chick Fil-A, Pyrofly, Little Shop of Stories, the City of Decatur, the Decatur Business Association, and Lenz.

As presenting sponsor, Lenz is donating its marketing, public relations, and design services to promote the event. “We are honored to be affiliated with Poverty is Real and help them raise vital funds for the Decatur Cooperative Ministry,” said Lenz president Richard J. Lenz.

Founded in 1969, the Decatur Cooperative Ministry alleviates and prevents homelessness in and around Decatur.

Poverty is Real, based in Decatur, Georgia, plans and promotes benefit concerts in communities throughout the U.S. and donates the funds raised to local organizations fighting poverty. There are four PIR events planned in 2012: Decatur, Georgia; Asheville, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Athens, Georgia. www.povertyisreal.us

FRIDAY 7 PM ($10)
Spencer Smith
Chris Stalcup and the Grange
The Bitteroots

FRIDAY 10 PM ($10)
The Flint Hill Specials
Tedo Stone
The District Attorneys

SATURDAY 11 AM ($10 for adults, $5 for kids)
Eric Litwin

SATURDAY 4 PM ($10 for adults, $5 for kids)
Eric Litwin

Ryan Flanagan
The Skipperdees
Arlington Priest
Matthew Kahler
Eliot Bronson

SUNDAY 7 PM ($10)
Kristen Englenz
Maria Gabriella
Mike Killeen and the Dregs

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