Amplify Decatur Raises $40,000 for Decatur Cooperative Ministry

Amplify My Community announces…

… the 2017 Amplify Decatur concert series raised $40,000 for Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM), a Decatur-based, nonprofit organization that works to prevent and alleviate poverty and homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County. Amplify Decatur has raised and donated more than $150,000 to DCM since 2011. This year’s $40,000 gift is the most an Amplify concert series has generated to date.

Photo courtesy of Amplify My Community Facebook page

Volunteer at Amplify Decatur!

From the folks at Amplify Decatur

Amplify Decatur is coming up on April 22nd and is an outdoor concert that takes place out on Decatur Square.  A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for the event, including entry gate, merchandise table and close down shifts. Volunteering is a not only a great way to experience the concert, which is headlined by Lucinda Williams, but is also a fun way to give back to the community as proceeds from Amplify Decatur benefit Decatur Cooperative Ministries, which helps families in our community facing homelessness.

Ready to volunteer? You can sign up for a Volunteer Decatur account at www.volunteerdecatur.com and then see all the fun volunteer spots available and sign up!

For further information about volunteering at Amplify Decatur, contact Morgan Perkins at [email protected].

Thanks for volunteering!

Lucinda Williams To Headline Amplify Decatur Music Festival on April 22

Here’s the press release for this year’s Amplify Decatur Music Festival!

Americana legend Lucinda Williams will headline the 2017 Amplify Decatur concert series on April 22, the second annual outdoor music festival on the downtown Decatur square. All funds raised will be directed to Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM) to support its efforts to prevent and alleviate homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County. The concert series is Presented by Lenz and produced in partnership with Eddie’s Attic.

General Admission tickets are $40 and available at AmplifyDecatur.org, and through Ticketfly.com.

The festival will also include performances by Noah Gundersen, John Moreland, Harold Holloway & Co., Packway Handle Band, and Kristen Englenz.

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Amplify Decatur To Host Big Music Festival on Decatur Square This June

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John sends along this release about a great big music festival, Amplify Decatur, coming to Decatur Square and Eddie’s Attic this summer…

The nonprofit group Amplify My Community announced today that the 2016 Amplify Decatur concert series will feature a June 18 outdoor music festival with room for 2,500 concert-goers on the downtown Decatur square, in addition to a three-night stand at Eddie’s Attic, June 17-19. All funds raised will be directed to Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM) to support its efforts to prevent and alleviate homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County. The concert series is Presented by Lenz and produced in partnership with Eddie’s Attic.

Tickets are available at AmplifyDecatur.org.

The Grammy-nominated and highly acclaimed duo The Milk Carton Kids will co-headline the outdoor festival along with bluegrass upstarts Elephant Revival. NPR called The Milk Carton Kids, “Gillian Welch and David Rawlings-meet-Simon & Garfunkel with a splash of The Everly Brothers.” The New York Times said, “If Elephant Revival doesn’t make you smile, there’s something wrong with you.” They are supported by the soulful duo Penny & Sparrow. Decatur favorite Eliot Bronson also joins the bill; Paste Magazine called his most recent album “An Americana Gem.”

Since 2011, Amplify has raised and donated more than $80,000 to DCM, including $28,500 from its 2015 concert series. “Amplify exists to support and to shine a spotlight on the remarkable work of local heroes like the people at DCM,” Executive Director of Amplify My Community Spencer Smith said. “But our secondary goal is to give Decatur the music festival it deserves. We want this inaugural event to become a mainstay that adds to the fabric of the community, much like the book, arts and beer festivals have for years.”

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