AQLFcolorEddie’s Attic in Decatur is partnering with the  Atlanta Queer Literary Festival for a special benefit show on Thursday, Aug. 12. The concert will help raise funds for AQLF, which will be held October 13-16 at venues around the city. The 4th annual festival  features readings, workshops, and signings by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning authors, poets, playwrights and related artists.

The AQLF Benefit Show is part music, part comedy, and all very queer. The music line-up includes local favorites KenJ, Lucas Mire and the legendary Bucky Motter, plus keyboard wizards Andy Ditzler and Guyton Maurice, and the debut of Julia Carroll and Amy Lashley’s new band, Without a Net. The comedy line-up includes the host of comedy night at Eddie’s, Alyssa Barnett-Schott, plus newly resurrected heroes Mindy Dawn Friedman and Vivian Alford, and the king of catty, Sanders Hulsey. Taken together, this dirty dozen is the very best in GLBTQ entertainment that Atlanta has to offer. Proceeds from the show will support the 4th Annual Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, bringing amazing queer literature and performance to you for free every October.

Tickets for this unique fundraising event  are already on sale through the Eddie’s Attic website at Advanced tickets are $12, $15 at the door, and it costs $60 to reserve a table for four. Doors at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. For more information about AQLF, visit

Collin Kelley

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.