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Now You Can Register To Vote Via Text Message!

Today, HeadCount announced that hundreds of our partner musicians will help roll out “HelloVote,” a new technology that allows anyone to register to vote via text message or Facebook Messenger. All you have to do is text “COUNT” to 384-387 to start registering. More than 200 musicians including Mac Miller, Wilco, Panic! At the Disco,…

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Rocking the Homestretch at The Ritz in Raleigh

In 12 years of working with HeadCount, I’ve gotten used to seeing great things happen based on relationships. Usually you hear about the great successes and opportunities from relationships with our national partners, amazing board members, artists, and leaders in the music world. But for me the true magic happens on the grassroots level. As…

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Interview: Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls

The Indigo Girls are a Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo composed of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, who first met each other in elementary school just outside of Decatur, Georgia. For over 30 years, Sailiers and Ray have teamed up to make great music and raise awareness of issues they care deeply about. At our…

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Participation Row at LOCKN’ 2016: What a Beautiful Buzz!

The biggest and best LOCKN’ Participation Row is in the books! The LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia featured Phish, Phil Lesh, My Morning Jacket, and HeadCount’s Participation Row social action village. Participation Row was a collection of 17 non-profit organizations doing non-partisan voter education and fun, socially conscious activities. Nearly 2,000 fans stopped by and…

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If the Thunder Don’t Get Ya, this signed Lightning Bolt Guitar Will!

This is a huge year for HeadCount and here’s a fun way to make it even bigger and better… This week we’re holding an online auction for a rare D’Angelico “Lightning Bolt” guitar signed by Bob Weir, John Mayer and every member of Dead & Co. This is the only one of its kind being…

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Empowering our Neighbors: Whether they Have a House or Not

To those of you who have filled out a voter registration form the process may seem pretty simple. Check a box that you’re a citizen, you’re over 18, your name, and… your address. For 2% of my hometown of DC’s population, filling in a permanent address is not that simple. This 2% represents the number…

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Election-Themed Participation Row Coming to Lockn’

Heading to LOCKN’ this year? Swing by the Participation Row social action village to get some sweet rewards for boning up on issues related to the 2016 election! Any attendee who completes four of the activities will receive a complimentary 30 day subscription to Qello Concerts – the premiere streaming service for concerts and music…

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Interview: Dead & Co. Touring Team Rep Lizzy Lightnin

Liz Ashley, better known as “Lizzy Lightnin” or “Tour Mama” was HeadCount’s touring team representative on Dead and Company tour this summer. Lizzy has been touring for half of her life, including going on Ratdog tour in 2008 and Furthur tour in 2012 with HeadCount. Lizzy’s tour knowledge and overall love for the Grateful Dead…

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DNC Convention Jam

Music lovers at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia were treated to a phenomenal night of tremendous entertainment from Dawes, Grace Potter and Mutlu at the second of final HeadCount Convention Jam. The Electric Factory was packed to the brim with music and politics lovers alike and was decked out to the nines by our…

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RNC Convention Jam

Robert Randolph and the Family Band tore the roof off of Cleveland’s House of Blues on Monday night at the first stop for our Convention Jam concert series. We proudly hosted some of the men and women who help make our government run, and we danced, danced and danced some more. Matt Kibbe, founder of…

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