HeadCount Blog

image003

Sun and Fun: Participation Row at Okeechobee

We are excited to announce that we are bringing the Participation Row social action village, powered by Clean Energy Advisors, to the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in south Florida, March 2nd-5th. At Participation Row, fans exploring the grounds will have a chance to register to vote with us, learn about climate change from Clean…

Posted in News
day-112-a-m

2016 with HeadCount: A Year in Pictures

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…

Posted in Blog, News, Uncategorized
tabernacle-exterior

Giving Thanks to The Tabernacle Atlanta

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…

Posted in Uncategorized
first-ave

A Phenomenal Fall at First Avenue

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,…

Posted in Uncategorized
phish-more

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

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…

Posted in Interviews, Music and Activism
irving-plaza

Changing the World at Irving Plaza

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…

Posted in Uncategorized
redrockscrazy

Registering Voters at Red Rocks

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…

Posted in Uncategorized
signed-hc-anniversary-poster

HeadCount Holiday Auction

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…

Posted in News
celia-shot

#MyVolunteerJobPaysTheMost – HeadCount’s 2016 Retreat

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 –…

Posted in Uncategorized
full-tl-retreat-thank-you

A Big Thank You After a Crazy Year

“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 –…

Posted in News