Poverty is Real (PIR) has announced its second annual Decatur fundraising concert series to benefit the Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM). The event is presented by Lenz and will be held Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29 at Eddie’s Attic in downtown Decatur.

Last year’s event raised $6,000 for DCM, and PIR organizers have set a goal of $10,000 this year.

Participating artists include Matthew Kahler, Eliot Bronson, The District Attorneys, Tedo Stone, Arlington Priest, the Bitteroots, The Flint Hill Specials, Maria Gabriella, Chris Stalcup and the Grange, Spencer Smith, Kristen Englenz, and Mike Killeen and the Dregs.

In addition to three nights of music, this year’s event will also include two Saturday matinee concerts for families featuring Eric Litwin, the “guitar-strumming, book-writing, song-singing, national-award-winning” bestselling author of the Pete the Cat picture books. The shows are at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and will be hosted by Little Shop of Stories.

The full show schedule is available at www.povertyisreal.us and tickets are available at www.eddiesattic.com.

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.