Lenz Presents June 20-22 event to benefit Decatur Cooperative Ministry;
Last year’s event raised $14,500 for DCM
The fourth annual Amplify Decatur concert series — previously called the Poverty Is Real concert series — will feature a performance by Nashville-based indie rock sensation Those Darlins; an Interactive Kids’ Show with “Pete the Cat” author Eric Litwin and The Learning Groove; and a Bruce Springsteen celebration. The June 20-22 event will be held at Eddie’s Attic and is presented by Lenz.
Amplify Decatur is a weekend-long celebration of Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM). For over 40 years, DCM has steadfastly made Decatur and DeKalb County stronger by helping families facing homelessness get back on their feet. Last year’s event raised $14,500 through ticket sales, sponsorships, merchandise, and a silent auction. This year, Amplify Decatur aims to raise over $20,000.
Currently, the weekend schedule is as follows:
- FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 8pm: Jennifer Daniels with Steve Everett, and Marshall Seese. In true Eddie’s Attic fashion, this will be a night of monster songwriters bringing the very best in lyrics and vocals. Tickets at Eddie’sAttic.com.
- SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2 PM: The Learning Groove with Eric Litwin, Michael Levine, — the #1 New York Times Best Selling author of the first four “Pete the Cat” picture books — will perform an Interactive Kids’ Show with Michael Levine and Jennifer Daniels, fellow members of The Learning Groove — a music and movement program that promotes early learning with a focus on developing a child’s music aptitude, motor coordination, social learning skills, and language acquisition. Advance tickets are $10 for kids, $15 for adults, and available at EddiesAttic.com.
- SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 7 PM: Performance by Five Eight — a four-piece rock band from Athens, GA. The band’s front man, Mike Mantione, has been called, “one of the most passionate, soul-searching songwriters [Athens, GA] has seen since the band’s inception 15 years ago.” Advance tickets are $10 and available at EddiesAttic.com.
- SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 9:45 PM: Performance by Those Darlins — an exciting indie rock sensation out of Nashville. All Music Guide says the group, “deliver[s] thrilling song after thrilling song that’ll have you hyping them to all your rock & roll friends.” Advance tickets are $12 and available at EddiesAttic.com.
- SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 7 PM: “My Hometown,” a Bruce Springsteen celebration, will feature local and regional acts performing mini-sets of Springsteen’s greatest hits. Participating artists include Claire Campbell of Hope for Agoldensummer; Drew Beskin of the District Attorneys; Chris Stalcup; Flint Hill Specials; Nathan Beaver; Rex Hussmann; Kristen Englenz; Mike Killeen; Spencer Smith; and more! Advance tickets are $15 and available at EddiesAttic.com.
Founded in 1969, Decatur Cooperative Ministry alleviates and prevents homelessness in and around Decatur. Their programs include an emergency shelter for women and children, transitional housing for families, veterans’ assistance, and emergency relief for families on the verge of losing their homes. Their work has helped make DeKalb County a better place for over 40 years, and Amplify is honored to celebrate them. More information is available at DecaturCooperativeMinistry.org.
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Amplify is a concert series that leverages the universal love of music to fight poverty and homelessness at the local level. Specifically, Amplify selects local-level charities combating poverty on the frontlines and host music concerts to celebrate their work and to raise funds for them. Amplify shows unite communities by inviting local businesses to sponsor the events and by increasing awareness. Most importantly, every dollar raised at Amplify concerts goes directly to the beneficiary. Amplify concerts are produced by Poverty Is Real, is a Decatur, Georgia-based 501(c)(3) organization that works to educate communities about issues of homelessness. Learn more at AmplifyDecatur.org.