Relix and Jambands.com have partnered with the non-profit voter registration organization HeadCount to bring Reality Check to festivals across the country this summer. The music and political trivia game show will be held at the organizations festival booths at events like Bonnaroo, Rothbury, All Good and Gathering of the Vibes and prizes include free tickets to next year’s festivals, signed posters, Epiphone guitars, PlayBack hoodies and subscriptions to Relix. The competition begins at Bonnaroo this weekend, so if you think you know Bob Dylans given name, the first video played on MTV or who wrote the lyrics to Suzy Greenberg, be sure to stop by HeadCounts booth in the Planet Roo village. Winners will receive free VIP tickets to Bonnaroo 2010.
HeadCount is currently asking music fans their thoughts on such issues as the U.S.s Food and Farm Policy, Gulf Coast Recovery, Health Care Reform, Human Rights, Personal Liberty and Sustainability and Conservation as part of its Whats Your Issue? campaign.
Voting is just the first step, HeadCount co-chair and Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein told Relix/Jambands.com. You cant just vote and then turn around and not pay any attention to whats going on. Its very, very important that you stay engaged in the process if you care. If you care so much about whos running the show, you should care how theyre running the show.
Music fans who participate in the Whats Your Issue Campaign? will be entered into a contest to win tickets and airfare to San Franciscos Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival.
The real message we have here is to get involved, HeadCount Executive Director Andy Bernstein continues. Lets make sure our collective ideals and values are being represented. And a great way to do that is to start by telling us what your issues are so we can communicate with you. We also encourage people to take the next step and volunteer for an organization. It is not just music, it is a community.