Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival looks for 2016 acts, grants community groups
The Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass festival is looking for bands and sponsorships for the popular annual summer event.
Organizer Michael Vajda told Decaturish that the festival hopes to add a second stage in Harmony Park for even more acts for the event on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Vajda said the festival is currently reviewing artists for the concert lineup and is offering sponsorship opportunities to local, regional, and national brands.
Vajda said funds generated from last year’s BBQ Blues and Bluegrass Festival allowed the Community Center of South Decatur (CCSD) to provide $9,000 in grants to community groups. On Dec. 21, CCSD held an award ceremony for the 2015 grant recipients:
- Decatur Education Foundation
- Woodland Gardens
- Decatur Preservation Alliance/MLK Jr Service Project
- Global Growers
- National Association on Mental Illness – DeKalb Chapter
- Our House
CCSD is a non-profit organization which maintains The Solarium at Historic Scottish Rite.