2016 - HeadCount

2016 with HeadCount: A Year in Pictures

By Tim Bramlette on December 31, 2016

There are many reasons why 2016 was an notable year for me and HeadCount. The year was bookended by the passing of David Bowie and the election of Donald Trump, but so much more happened. Not to compare myself or my life to any importance of either of those men, but I did have two major events…

Giving Thanks to The Tabernacle Atlanta

By Meredith LeVan on December 20, 2016

HeadCount’s southeastern region got off to a great start in 2016 when we kicked off the year with a Grace Potter show at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA. This historic venue located in the heart of downtown hosts a range of shows. The staff is kind and the fans are always excited to be at…

A Phenomenal Fall at First Avenue

By Jen Schnabel on December 13, 2016

The stars aligned in Minneapolis as Fall of this election year approached. The Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) HeadCount team had not been strangers to First Avenue in 2016; having had a great time registering voters at a variety of shows this spring and summer. Then as summer was fading into fall, as Election Day was drawing nearer,…

Interview: Kelly D. Morris, Creator of The MORE Project

By Aaron Ghitelman on December 8, 2016

Shortly after the Presidential Election, accomplished video editor Kelly D. Morris asked her Facebook friends to share images of what love meant to them. She then spliced those photos – and many other images – into a powerful video accompanying the new Phish song “More” that seemed ripped from the headlines. A few days after…

Changing the World at Irving Plaza

By Thais Schaller on December 1, 2016

Music can change the world.   I may be the luckiest woman in Manhattan.  I ran the HeadCount table at historic Irving Plaza, located on picturesque Irving Place off Union Square, representing HeadCount many times over the last 2 years.  I saw amazing acts like Bad Religion, Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass and Disco Biscuits up close and…

Registering Voters at Red Rocks

By Tim McCormick on

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is truly one of the most majestic and unique concert venues in the country.  Deemed as the venue where “there’s no better place to see the stars,” every night at this venue is a completely different and surreal experience for each and every concertgoer.  During the 2016 Red Rocks Summer…

HeadCount Holiday Auction

By Aaron Ghitelman on November 29, 2016

It’s Giving Tuesday! Instead of just giving to a cause, how ’bout getting an amazing gift for a friend or treating yourself, AND supporting a cause? Today HeadCount launched its annual Holiday Auction featuring signed posters and other items from the musicians who support us all year. The funds we raise from this auction directly…

#MyVolunteerJobPaysTheMost – HeadCount’s 2016 Retreat

By Celia Gregory on November 28, 2016

It’s very rare for me to turn down a mountain weekend under normal circumstances, but when those set to join you are like-minded, hard-working and open-hearted music lovers from around the country, accepting such an invitation is a clear no-brainer. One week later, I’m still reeling from – and giving mad thanks post-Thanksgiving for –…

A Big Thank You After a Crazy Year

By Andy Bernstein on November 22, 2016

“This must be a weird/intense/crazy year for you.” People said something like that to me every day in 2016. Yes it was. And the two weeks since Election Day haven’t gotten any less weird. But 2016 was also the biggest and strongest year for HeadCount to date, and with your help we’ll keep growing –…

Loving Advice to Kanye West Before his 2020 Presidential Run

By Billy Eisenberg on November 18, 2016

One thing I have learned from my experience interning with Headcount is that it truly is a civic duty to participate in the democratic process. It is important if you care about the political system to vote. That being said, there are many people who I love who still did not vote. One of those…