The fourth annual Poverty is Real concert series takes place this weekend at Eddies Attic.
Billed as Amplify Decatur, the weekend will feature three nights of live music from some of the hottest singer/songwriters in the southeast including Jennifer Daniels, Steve Everett, Marshall Sease, Five Eight —a four-piece rock band from Athens, Those Darlins — an exciting indie rock sensation out of Nashville, and concluding Sunday with “My Hometown,” a Bruce Springsteen celebration, featuring ten amazing local and regional acts performing mini-sets of The Boss’s greatest hits.
Saturday afternoon features a program for children called the Learning Groove, featuring Eric Litwin, author of the first four “Pete the Cat” picture books, along with local musicians for an interactive kid’s show.
For the full schedule of shows and times, click here.
So what is Poverty is Real?
It’s a non-profit organization that stages music concerts to raise money for local charities that combat poverty. All the proceeds from this weekend’s concerts at Eddies Attic will go to the Decatur Cooperative Ministry, a proven, effective organization running multiple programs aimed at diminishing homelessness. Visit Decatur wrote about PIR last year. Since then, Poverty is Real has been growing and has hired a full time Executive Director. Growing means more concerts for more charities (Poverty is Real wants to do 12 shows in 2014), which means helping more people access organizations that find ways to get them out of poverty and live better lives.
So come out this weekend to hear some great music for a great cause.