HeadCount will sponsor a virtual stage the upcoming #iVoted Festival, which will air on Nov. 3 during the election. According to a press release, the livestream event will be “the largest single-night digital concert in history.”
Appearances and performances on the HeadCount stage will include: Trey Anastasio, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Fantastic Negrito, Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Taking Back Sunday, Dreamers, Citizen Cope, Saves The Day, Demo Taped, Geographer, Jesse Ruben, Hollis Brown, A Conversation with Julien Baker and Rhea Butcher, exclusive video messages from Billie Eilish and MGMT, and a message from the Newport Festivals Foundation.
In addition, Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler will perform “Soundtrack to History,” “an improvised performance that serves as a musical accompaniment — or alternative — to watching the election returns as they unfold.” (Quote via press release.) The orchestra will include: Andrew Borger (Pink Martini), JP Downer (Portland Cello Project), Sarah Clarke (Dirty Revival), Asher Fulero (Emancipator Ensemble), Nick Werth, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and more.
In order to gain access to performances, fans must RSVP by showing how they have voted. According to the event’s website, “fans gain access to their show(s) of choice by rsvp-ing w/ a selfie at home with their blank and unmarked mail-in ballot or with a photo from outside of their polling place.” If you’ve already voted, the website stated that you simply have to send a selfie outside any early voting location, mailbox or post office.
If you’re under 18 can’t yet vote, or if you’re ineligible to vote for whatever reason, you can still gain access to iVoted. “Fans who aren’t 18 by 11/3/20 can RSVP w/ a video letting us know what election they’ll be 18 for & why they’re excited to vote,” read the website. “Non-U.S. citizens and ineligible voters can rsvp by letting us know which artists they’re most excited to check out.”
To see the full list of performers and to RSVP, head to ivotedconcerts.com.
HeadCount recently celebrated registering over 1 million voters in its history. Read more on that here.