The fifth annual Decatur Green Fest will be held Saturday, May 11, from 3 to 10 p.m. in downtown Decatur and will feature a live musical performance by Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project.

Terrapin Beer is the Presenting Sponsor of the event, which will be held in coordination with the Decatur Concerts on the Square series. All proceeds will benefit the Dogwood Alliance and the Decatur-based organization Poverty is Real. Along with the music, the  free event will feature dozens of vendors displaying a vast array of sustainable goods and services, local and organic food and drinks, an artists’ market, a kids zone, and more.

The Dogwood Alliance—a beneficiary of the event since its inception—mobilizes the public to increase protection for millions of acres of southern forests through transforming the forest products industry. Poverty is Real leverages the universal love of music to combat poverty at the local level by coordinating concerts that benefit community organizations addressing the issues of poverty and homelessness in their hometowns. 2013 will be Poverty is Real’s first year working with Decatur Green Fest.

For more information, visit decaturgreenfest.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.