March 13, 2020
Today, the City of Decatur informed us that they are suspending all March and April events with attendance greater than 250 people. Therefore, the Amplify Decatur Music Festival will not be held on April 24 and 25, 2020 as previously planned.
While we are very disappointed, we understand the city’s decision and support their emphasis on public health.
Our goal is to reschedule the 2020 Amplify Decatur Music Festival during this calendar year. This will take some time and coordination, so we appreciate your patience as we work through our options.
At this time, we are not offering refunds, in hopes that we are able to reschedule the festival and honor purchased tickets. We hope to be definitive about our plans within one month.
Amplify is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization whose mission is to leverage the universal love of music to fight homelessness and poverty at the local level.
The Amplify Decatur Music Festival raises funds for Decatur Cooperative Ministry; last year’s event raised $45,000 for DCM and we have directed more than $235,000 to them to date. Therefore, we are very concerned with the effect this news will have on DCM’s vital work to prevent and alleviate homelessness in our community. If you would like to donate to DCM, please visit them here.
Thank you for your support, and we will be in touch as we know more.
-Drew Robinson, Mike Killeen, Christine Mahin
Board members, Amplify Decatur Music Festival