A headlining performance by Son Volt’s Jay Farrar and a multi-act local music tribute to Neil Young are the highlights of this year’s fifth annual Amplify Decatur weekend concert series benefitting the Decatur Cooperative Ministry, which works to alleviate homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County.
Farrar (pictured), formerly of the early ‘90s alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, will headline a show at Eddie’s Attic on Friday, June 26th, with Decatur’s own Mike Killeen opening. At 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27th at Eddie’s, The Wishing Jar – the Atlanta-based, Christian-rooted folk duo of Candi Shelton and Amber Humphries – will perform “Until Tomorrow,” a lullaby project of most original songs with an accompanying illustrated children’s book. Then on Sunday, June 28th beginning at 7 p.m., local acts including Adron, Eliot Bronson, the Bitterroots, Kristen Englenz and others will pay homage to Neil Young during a musical revue titled “Out on the Weekend.”
Amplify Decatur is presented by Decatur-based Lenz Marketing. Last year’s Amplify Decatur event raised $20,000 for DCM, which has played a pivotal role in helping to keep families out of homelessness for more than 40 years. its inception in 2011, Amplify concerts have raised $120,000 for the various charities that it supports. Advance tickets are available at Eddiesattic.com.