Meet our artist partner, Sacred Fire Arts

By Aziza Genglik on February 7, 2024

Michael O’Neal, fondly called “Dig” – and we do indeed dig him and what he does – has spent decades as a highly sought-after tattoo artist in Arizona. More recently, he shifted his focus from crafting stories on flesh to narrating tales on guitars through Pyrography. This ancient art form adorns wood or other materials…

A Letter From Our Founder

By Aziza Genglik on April 28, 2023

A fundamental idea behind HeadCount is that young people have the most at stake in democracy and deserve an equal share of power. As a country and planet, it’s our collective duty to take what we build and hand it off to the next generation. This philosophy also applies to the organization itself. With that…

Jessy Tolkan appointed chairperson of HeadCount’s Board of Directors

By Aziza Genglik on February 22, 2023

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of philanthropist and environmental activist Jessy Tolkan as chairperson of our Board of Directors. She succeeds music industry veteran Peter Shapiro, who recently completed his four-year term as board chair and will maintain a seat on the board. “I’ve spent the last two decades as a fighter for democracy…

150,000 voters registered

By Aziza Genglik on October 10, 2022

HeadCount has registered 150,00 voters this year! Congress is up for grabs this midterm election. 35 Senate seats and the entire House Of Representatives are on the ballot – and these are the people that will write and pass our federal laws. There are also 36 governors and countless state legislators up for election –…

Did you hear? Congress is up for grabs!

By Aziza Genglik on September 1, 2022

It’s September, marking the end of summer, back to school for some, the return of pumpkin spice lattes, tailgates, planning Halloween costumes  – and most importantly, time to get ready to vote on November 8th!  If your fall is looking as busy as mine, please stop reading now and request a mail-in ballot for this election immediately. Or,…

Be Good To Vote with Billie Eilish

By Aziza Genglik on July 18, 2022

SEPT 5 UPDATE: The Contest has ended, but you can participate in our other contests here. Want to see Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever, The World Tour” in Australia and New Zealand? What if we threw in airfare and hotel for you and a friend? And what if you got premium seats? And how about…

Bobby Weir plays custom HeadCount guitar in Shoreline

By Aziza Genglik on June 21, 2022

Bobby Weir delivered a hot U.S Blues at the Shoreline Ampitheatre on a one-of-a-kind D’Angelico guitar designed for us by artist AJ Masthay. This “Ripple” guitar is being auctioned throughout the Dead & Company tour to support all Dead Family non-profits including HeadCount and REVERB. After Bobby played it, the bidding immediately popped up to…

2022 Dead & Company Summer Tour

By Aziza Genglik on June 6, 2022

One-of-a-kind art on D’Angelico Guitars Announcing a new set of one-of-a-kind, hand illustrated guitars for the Dead & Company Summer Tour 2022. We’ve partnered with D’Angelico and AJ Masthay to auction off the guitars at Participation Row. The funds generated from this auction will be split between HeadCount, REVERB, and various Dead Family Charities The…

The Jamily

By Aziza Genglik on May 11, 2022

Founded by Beverly Porway and Craig Rutman – Just two lifelong Dead Heads who decided that it was time to do something to give back to the band who has provided the soundtrack to our lives. So we decided to fundraise for causes that are near and dear to the band (HeadCount, ReVerb, Why Hunger)….

Participation Row sets a record at Okeechobee Music Festival

By Aziza Genglik on March 10, 2022

HeadCount has hosted Participation Row onsite at Okeechobee Music Festival each year since the festival inception. Participation Row has been an instrumental part of connecting music fans from all over the world to the local Okeechobee County community year after year. HeadCount has registered thousands of voters during this time and has encouraged civic participation…