Lenz-Secured Feature Helps Promote April Event

Lenz recently secured key media coverage for the 2024 Amplify Decatur Music Festival (ADMF) in Georgia Voice, “The Premier Media Source For LGBTQ Georgia.” 

Lenz Media Relations Manager Jon Waterhouse garnered the media placement as part of Lenz’s continuing efforts to promote the annual non-profit concert event, set to take place Saturday, April 13, on the downtown Decatur square.

The article, titled “Melissa Etheridge Comes to Decatur for Music Festival This Spring,” was printed and posted to TheGeorgiaVoice.com on March 8. Etheridge, a two-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Oscar winner, and author, will headline this year’s festival.

In addition to heralding Etheridge’s 2024 ADMF headlining performance, the article — authored by Georgia Voice’s Katie Burkholder – discusses the positive impact the annual festival’s proceeds have had on local community organizations working to combat homelessness and poverty in Decatur and surrounding areas, namely Decatur Cooperative Ministry and Decatur Education Foundation.

The feature also gives readers insight into Etheridge’s Georgia roots. 

“I love Georgia a lot,” the piece quotes Etheridge as saying. “I grew up in Kansas, I grew up in the Midwest, but I had roots in Louisiana and had an aunt that lived in Marietta, Georgia. I really have fond memories of that in my childhood. Georgia just loves its rock and roll and its live music.”

Read the entire Georgia Voice article.

The 2024 Amplify Decatur Music Festival featuring Melissa Etheridge, Dawes, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Run Katie Run will be held from 3 to 11pm on April 13 at 101 East Court Square, Decatur, Georgia, 30030. 

Georgia Voice is the media outlet of record for the LGBTQ community in Atlanta and throughout the state. With a twice-monthly print edition and a 24/7 updated website, Georgia Voice has proven to be indispensable to its readers since it launched in March of 2010. In its short history, Georgia Voice has earned numerous awards for its journalism and its design. In addition to its core products, Georgia Voice also annually publishes “Destination: Gay Atlanta,” the city’s official LGBTQ travel guide, in partnership with the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB).

Amplify My Community was founded in 2010 and is based in Decatur, Georgia. Its mission is to leverage the universal love of music to fight poverty at the local level. To date, Amplify has produced more than 120 concerts, and raised and donated more than $575,000 in unrestricted gifts to locally oriented anti-homelessness and poverty-focused organizations — including more than $360,000 in Decatur. Amplify has held concert series in Atlanta, Athens, Decatur, Suwanee, and Duluth, Georgia; Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Charlottesville, Virginia, and featured acts such as Indigo Girls, Lucinda Williams, Ben Harper, Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, Blind Boys of Alabama, Old Crow Medicine Show, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Rodney Crowell, The War & Treaty, Patty Griffin, James McMurtry, John Paul White, Son Volt, Justin Townes Earle, Bruce Hornsby, Milk Carton Kids, Ricky Skaggs, Julien Baker, Drivin’ N Cryin’, Junior Brown, Amanda Shires, Bobby Bare, Jr., Lucero, Colin Meloy, The Mavericks, Shawn Mullins, The Lone Bellow, The Jayhawks, Jay Farrar, and Harold Holloway & Co.