Elephant Revival
Elephant Revival

The nonprofit organization Amplify My Community, which works to eradicate poverty at the local level, has announced the 2016 Amplify Decatur concert series will begin June 18 with a big outdoor festival on the Decatur Square.

The Grammy-nominated duo The Milk Carton Kids will co-headline the outdoor festival along with bluegrass favorites Elephant Revival. They will be supported by Penny & Sparrow and Eliot Bronson.

The June 18 festival features both a free and a ticketed component. From noon to 3 p.m. the festival will showcase emerging and local bands and will be free to the public. From 5 to 11 p.m. the event will be ticketed, with admission restricted to ticket holders. Tickets cost $30 and are available via AmplifyDecatur.org. Premium seating is available for $45; VIP tickets are $100 and include preferred seating, complimentary beverages, and other benefits.

The festival will include food trucks, craft beer, and more. Re-entry will be permitted, allowing attendees to check out Decatur’s bar and restaurant scene.

Milk Carton Kids
Milk Carton Kids

Amplify Decatur will also feature a three-night stand at Eddie’s Attic from June 17-19. Participating bands include The Roosevelts, Delta Moon, Dwayne Shivers with Anthony Aparo, and Abbie Gardner and Jesse Terry. Sunday, June 19, will include “Let’s Go Crazy,” a Prince cover night featuring 10 local and regional acts. Full information is available at EddiesAttic.com.

Amplify My Community, founded in 2010, has raised and donated more than $150,000 in unrestricted gifts to locally oriented anti-homelessness and poverty-focused organizations.

All funds raised during this year’s festival will be directed to Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM) to support its efforts to prevent and alleviate homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County.

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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.