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Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival looks for 2016 acts, grants community groups

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Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival looks for 2016 acts, grants community groups

The Community Center of South Decatur Grant Ceremony on Dec. 21, 2015. (L to R): Kate Baltzell of Woodland Gardens, Michael Vajda of Synertia Partners Festival Chairman, Brian Smith City of Decatur Commissioner, Paul Mitchell MLK Service Project Chair, Cindy Weiss Solarium Executive Director and Scot Hollonbeck CCSD Board Chair. Photo from CCSD
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The Community Center of South Decatur Grant Ceremony on Dec. 21, 2015. (L to R): Kate Baltzell of Woodland Gardens, Michael Vajda of Synertia Partners Festival Chairman, Brian Smith City of Decatur Commissioner, Paul Mitchell MLK Service Project Chair, Cindy Weiss Solarium Executive Director and Scot Hollonbeck CCSD Board Chair. Photo from CCSD

The Community Center of South Decatur Grant Ceremony on Dec. 21, 2015. (L to R): Kate Baltzell of Woodland Gardens, Michael Vajda of Synertia Partners Festival Chairman, Brian Smith City of Decatur Commissioner, Paul Mitchell MLK Service Project Chair, Cindy Weiss Solarium Executive Director, and Scot Hollonbeck CCSD Board Chair. Photo from CCSD

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.

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Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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