The 2022 Amplify Decatur Music Festival raised $50,000 for Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM), a Decatur-based, nonprofit organization that works to prevent and alleviate poverty and homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County.

Lenz was again the presenting sponsor and donated its comprehensive marketing and communication services, including website and digital marketing, public relations, graphic design, and advertising services.

Photo Credits: Kelly Thompson

Amplify Decatur featured an all-day festival on Saturday, April 23 with performances by Ben Harper, Old Crow Medicine Show, Son Volt, The War and Treaty, S.G. Goodman, and Mike Killeen Band—as well as Friday night performances at six locations around Decatur, and a Beatles tribute show Sunday night at Eddie’s Attic.

Since 2011, Amplify has raised and donated more than $500,000 to community-based non-profits, including more than $335,000 in Decatur where Lenz is officed.

Photo Credits: Kelly Thompson

Amplify was founded by Lenz partner and Vice President of Marketing Mike Killeen, who remains an Amplify board member. Christine Mahin, Lenz Marketing’s Vice President of Client Services, again served as festival director. Lenz President and CEO Richard J. Lenz serves as the Chair of the Amplify Advisory Board. The entire Lenz team also contributed to the marketing and production of the event, including John Lenz, Rachel Cushing, Frank Robertson, Annice Wyatt, and Kierra Amerson. Jon Waterhouse, Lenz’s Media Relations Manager, served as emcee of the event for the fifth straight year.

“Lenz remains immensely proud of our association with the Amplify Decatur Music Festival. We are grateful to the City of Decatur, the local businesses who support the event through sponsorships, and the volunteers who make it all possible.”

— Richard Lenz, Lenz President and CEO