Amplify Decatur festival raises $40K to fight homelessness in DeKalb

A shot from the 2018 Amplify Decatur Music Festival.

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A shot from the 2018 Amplify Decatur Music Festival.

The nonprofit group Amplify My Community announced Tuesday that the 2018 Amplify Decatur concert series raised $40,000 to fight poverty.

Funds from the April events goes to the Decatur Cooperative Ministry, a nonprofit that works to prevent and alleviate poverty and homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County. This year’s haul brings the total the fest has raised for the charity to more than $190,000 since 2011.

The April 13-15 concert series drew thousands to the Decatur square and featured performances from Americana acts including The Lone Bellow, The Jayhawks, Amanda Shires and Parker Millsap.

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“Our mission is to shine a spotlight of recognition on the incredible work DCM does in our community through the love of live music,” Amplify My Community board president Drew Robinson said. “The success of Amplify Decatur is 100 percent attributed to the steadfast support from the city of Decatur, and our sponsors, volunteers, artists, and attendees.”

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