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Capitol Community: Our Trip To The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Capitol Community: Our Trip To The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In 1979, the concept of a “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” served as fodder for comedy. However in 2015, thanks to the The Capitol Community Fund, we were able to turn that into a reality. This year we sent nine lucky teachers from the New York area to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum in Cleveland to receive … Read More

All Eyes on North Carolina Election Law Case

All Eyes on North Carolina Election Law Case

North Carolina is carefully being watched as a federal trial is underway that will determine if its 2013 election law is illegal. The plaintiffs, including the US Justice Department, North Carolina NAACP and the North Carolina League of Women Voters, are tasked with proving that North Carolina’s election law reform, known as HB589, was created and enacted to intentionally discriminate against minorities and voters under 25. Read More

Meet Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi at Vibes

Meet Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi at Vibes

We are excited to announce that Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi are doing a private meet and greet reception for HeadCount at Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT on Friday, July 31st, starting at 2 PM. Ticket information is available at http://gatheringofthevibes.com/headcount-vip. This is the second time that Derek and Susan have been the guests of honor at … Read More

Absentee and Confidential Maximum Bids Accepted for Silent Auction  

Absentee and Confidential Maximum Bids Accepted for Silent Auction   

The information in this blog was amended following the July 4th Grateful Dead concert. All times listed below subject to change.  Due to overwhelming interest in the Participation Row Silent auction – especially the signed D’Angelico Fare Thee Well guitar played by Bob Weir on stage – HeadCount has amended the auction procedure to allow anyone, include those streaming … Read More

Fare Thee Well Interview Series: Allen St. Pierre of NORML

Fare Thee Well Interview Series: Allen St. Pierre of NORML

With The Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary shows approaching, and HeadCount organizing a “Participation Row” non-profit village at the shows, we are running a series of interviews with key people from non-profits and various social good initiatives tied to the Grateful Dead. Today, we talk to cannabis activist Allen St. Pierre. Click here to view other interviews in the series. Allen St. Pierre … Read More

Weir Plays Participation Row Guitar on Stage

Weir Plays Participation Row Guitar on Stage

The first two shows of Fare Thee Well were epic in every regard. It began with every fan getting a rose on the first night, and then getting treated to a double rainbow! The second night was even more special for all of us at HeadCount and the charities of Participation Row (the non-profit village that HeadCount organized for … Read More

Fare Thee Well Interview Series: Justin Levy

Fare Thee Well Interview Series: Justin Levy

With The Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary shows approaching, and HeadCount organizing a “Participation Row” non-profit village at the shows, we are running a series of interviews with key people from non-profits and various social good initiatives tied to the Grateful Dead. Today, we talk to Justin Levy, the Executive Director of Conscious Alliance.  Conscious Alliance is a national 501(c)(3) non profit … Read More

Free Postcards on Participation Row

Free Postcards on Participation Row

  For the 50th Anniversary Grateful Dead shows in Santa Clara and Chicago, HeadCount is organizing a Participation Row Non-Profit Village to highlight the last half-century of Dead-affiliated philanthropy. It will be a lot like Shakedown Street, if you replace grilled cheeses and veggie burritos with ways to change the world. Each of the 17 non-profit organizations on Participation … Read More

17 Ways Deadheads Can Change The World

17 Ways Deadheads Can Change The World

Here are 17 socially-conscious actions that Deadheads can take while at the 50th anniversary concerts – selected by the non-profit organizations who will be in “Participation Row.” Fans can visit the non-profit tables at Participation Row, and get a free, limited edition postcard for every action they take. 1. Provide healthy food to communities in crisis (Conscious Alliance) 2. Protest the impacts of pesticide … Read More

Fare Thee Well Interview Series: Cameron Sears

Fare Thee Well Interview Series: Cameron Sears

With The Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary shows approaching, and HeadCount organizing a “Participation Row” non-profit village at the shows, we are running a series of interviews with key people from non-profits and various social good initiatives tied to the Grateful Dead. Today, we talk to Rex Foundation Executive Director and former Grateful Dead Manager Cameron Sears. Click here to view other interviews in … Read More

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