Lenz is proud to present the upcoming Poverty is Real concert series at Eddie’s Attic, July 27-29. The three-day event features some of the Decatur area’s best artists and will benefit the Decatur Cooperative Ministry, who has been preventing and alleviating homelessness in the Decatur area for more than 40 years.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, Ryan Flanagan, The Skipperdees, and Mike Killeen and the Dregs.

In addition to three nights of music, this year’s event will also include two Saturday afternoon 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.

As presenting sponsor, Lenz is donating its marketing, public relations, and design services to promote the event. “We are honored to be affiliated with Poverty is Real and help them raise vital funds for the Decatur Cooperative Ministry,” said Lenz president Richard J. Lenz.

Barnes Law Group and Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover are Gold Level Sponsors of the event. Local Business Sponsors include Paste Magazine, Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Eddie’s Attic, Pure, Chick Fil-A, Pyrofly, Little Shop of Stories, the City of Decatur, the Decatur Business Association, and Lenz.

Founded in 1969, the Decatur Cooperative Ministry alleviates and prevents homelessness in and around Decatur.

FRIDAY 7 PM ($10)
Spencer Smith
Chris Stalcup and the Grange
The Bitteroots

FRIDAY 10 PM ($10)
The Flint Hill Specials
Tedo Stone
The District Attorneys

SATURDAY 11 AM ($10 for adults, $5 for kids)
Eric Litwin

SATURDAY 4 PM ($10 for adults, $5 for kids)
Eric Litwin

Ryan Flanagan
The Skipperdees
Arlington Priest
Eliot Bronson
Matthew Kahler

SUNDAY 7 PM ($10)
Kristen Englenz
Maria Gabriella
Mike Killeen and the Dregs