The Decatur Green Fest, hosted by the Dogwood Alliance, is Saturday, May 1, from 3 to 9:30 p.m. The event kicks off the annual Concert on the Square series and features a day of music featuring popular local bands and a headliner beginning at 7 p.m.

Headlining the event will be the band Holland Dutch. Local bands appearing include Jeff Hix and the Heretics, Michael Killeen, and Night Driving in Small Towns.

In addition to music, the event promises a potpourri of local and organic food, Equal Exchange fair traded products, exhibits of green services, an expanded children’s area, and a showing of Artists working in recycled materials.

Terrapin Beer, a partner in the festival, will be on hand to sell their tasty beverages and local restaurants will be selling food. And for the second year our event will be Solar Powered courtesy of our sound partner Tree Leaf Music.

This fourth annual event is a benefit for the Dogwood Alliance and the Decatur Preservation Alliance. The Dogwood Alliance is the region leader in efforts to bring together the voices of thousands of individuals to pursue win-win solutions that ensure the future of natural and native Southern forests, and create financial incentives for positive change by creating market demand for environmentally sound paper products.

The Decatur Preservation Alliance is a non-profit citizen’s group whose mission is to connect the Decatur community through the preservation of its historic structures and green spaces. Incorporated in 2000 to save the Old Depot, the DPA’s current programs include the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project, Woodlands Garden and the Decatur Cemetery.

For more information visit www.decaturgreenfest.com and become a fan of the event on Facebook.

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