Lenz Presents June 14-16 Event To Benefit Decatur Cooperative Ministry; Last Year’s Event Raised $10,000 for DCM
The third annual Poverty is Real concert series will feature album releases by Caroline Herring and Matthew Mayfield, a performance by Nashville’s Bobby Bare, Jr., and a Bob Dylan Celebration called “Shelter from the Storm.” The June 14-16 event will be held at Eddie’s Attic and is presented by Lenz.
Every dollar raised during the weekend will be directed to Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM) to aid their efforts to prevent and alleviate homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County. Last year’s event raised $10,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, merchandise, and a silent auction.
Here’s the full schedule:
FRIDAY, JUNE 14: 8 PM
Birmingham’s Matthew Mayfield, formerly the lead singer of Moses Mayfield, will celebrate the release of his new EP, “Irons in the Fire” on Friday, June 14. The eight-song EP includes guest vocals by the Civil Wars’ John Paul White. Matthew’s songs have appeared in shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Heart of Dixie,” and “Ringer.” Advance tickets are $10 and available at www.EddiesAttic.com.
SATURDAY, JUN E 15: 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Caroline Herring will release an album of music inspired by one of her favorite children’s stories. The shows will be held Saturday, June 15—at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.— and feature songs from the new album, “Roxaboxen Songs,” and her forthcoming album, “A Book is To Sing.” The performances will feature playing, singing, readings, and interactive storytelling. The new album will be available for purchase. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children, and available at www.EddiesAttic.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15: 7 PM
Formerly of Decatur and now living in Nashville, Eddie’s Attic favorite Nathan Beaver returns for his first Atlanta show in nearly two years. Paste Magazine has called Beaver’s music, “stunning in its simplicity” and 2011’s “Universal You” received widespread critical acclaim. On Saturday night, June 15, he will perform a set of his own material and then sit in with Mike Killeen and the Dregs for a high-energy set. Advance tickets are $10 and available at www.EddiesAttic.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15: 9:30 PM
Nashville’s Bobby Bare, Jr. will bring his beautiful and quirky songwriting to the Attic for a performance Saturday, June 15 at 9:30 p.m. Bobby has toured with Bob Dylan, been nominated for a Grammy, and is the subject of the documentary “Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost). He’s is the son of country legend Bobby Bare and began his career fronting the punk band Bare Jr. Bobby studied songwriting under the great Shel Silverstein, and his most recent album is called “A storm – a tree – my mother’s head.” Advance tickets are $12, and available at www.EddiesAttic.com.
SUNDAY, JUNE 16: 7 PM
“Shelter from the Storm: Bob Dylan Celebration” will be held Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m. and feature a collection of talented artists performing mini-sets of Dylan’s greatest songs. Participating artists include Caroline Herring, Eliot Bronson, Nathan Beaver, The Skipperdees, Drew Beskin, Flint Hill Specials, Chris Stalcup, Kristen Englenz, Spencer Smith, Black Lab, Scott Miller, and Mike Killeen. Advance tickets are $10 and available at www.EddiesAttic.com.
The weekend concert series is presented by Lenz, an integrated marketing and advertising agency located on the downtown Decatur square.
Additional sponsors include: Alston and Bird, Barnes Law Group, Hall, Booth, and Smith, Decatur Downtown Development Authority, Private Bank of Decatur, First Baptist Church Decatur, Decatur Presbyterian Church – Night Circle, Law Office of Melinda C. Pillow, City of Decatur, Pure Gas Station, Columbia Presbyterian Church, Prudential Financial, Bill W. Markert, CLU, Prudential Financial, Emilie M. Markert, GRI, Realty Associates of Atlanta, RTD Financial Advisors, Inc., Publix, Jim Johnson/Allstate, Pursley Family, Oak Grove Market, Harry Norman, RedZone Consulting, CORE Landscape Group, Neil Dobbs/Allstate, McCurdy and Candler, Decatur Beer Festival, Decatur Green Fest, Decatur CD, Decatur Book Festival, Terrapin Beer, Decatur Business Association, Paste magazine, Little Shop of Stories, and Red Eye Gravy Records.