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HeadCount Holiday Auction 2019

By Theo Munger on December 4, 2019

This year, HeadCount has an amazing collection of music memorabilia for our annual holiday auction. We have items signed from Dead & Company, Trey Anastasio, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and more! Auction closes December 13th. Celebrate the 2019 Dead & Company Summer Tour by taking home a signed drumhead. You can also snag a poster…

The Ultimate VIP Trip to Austin City Limits Music Festival

By George Skoutelis on November 18, 2019

I could not have made this up even if I wanted to, but when my girlfriend and I were in NY in early September, for a long weekend to catch a few concerts, we were approached by a Headcount.org team member right before the Phantogram show. She explained a little bit about the organization and…

Registering Voters at A Naturalization Ceremony

By Emily Gibbs on November 14, 2019

On November 5, I had the opportunity to register voters at two naturalization ceremonies in Manassas, VA. While these ceremonies represented an inspirational day away from the office for me, many of the naturalization candidates had been waiting years or decades for this moment.  The path to naturalization is difficult and confusing, to say the…

Make Democracy Rad Again: A Benefit Concert at Brooklyn Bowl with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

By Emily Gibbs on November 11, 2019

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will be playing a benefit concert for HeadCount at the Brooklyn Bowl on November 25th, making their first Brooklyn Bowl appearance in over two years.  The show will feature a special setlist voted on entirely by fans, a fitting representation of our mission of registering voters and promoting democratic participation. Fans…

#TheFutureIsVoting

By Theo Munger on November 6, 2019

What do we think about when we think about the future? It’s always been more of an aspiration than an inevitability; in the future, my mom will say, please lock the door if you’re going to leave the house. Or, in the future just call me before you decide to foster six dogs and two…

HeadCount Brings Voter Registration to David Byrne’s American Utopia

By Emily Gibbs on October 22, 2019

On Sunday, October 20th, David Byrne officially kicked off the Broadway run of his critically- acclaimed American Utopia show. HeadCount has a voter registration booth at each of his shows at the Hudson Theater. The show features a segment where David talks about the importance of voting and gives a warm shoutout to HeadCount and…

Peter Shapiro Announced as Chairman of HeadCount’s Board of Directors

By Sarah Frankel on July 8, 2019

Independent music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro has been named our Chair of the Board of Directors. Shapiro has been a member of our board of directors since the organization was formed in 2004. He begins a four-year term as board chair just as the ramp-up for the 2020 Presidential election begins. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…

Win A Festival Experience from HeadCount

By Aaron Ghitelman on April 24, 2019

We’re giving away some really, really cool festival experiences this summer. The centerpiece of our giveaways is the Ultimate LOCKN’ Experience.You’ll go as festival producer Peter Shapiro’s personal guest, with a pair of ‘Friends and Family’ tickets. Pete will take you around on his golf cart, and introduce you to his close personal friends Bob Weir, Derek Trucks, Susan…

Ariana Grande, Woodstock 50 & Other Volunteer Opportunities

By Aaron Ghitelman on March 20, 2019

This has been quite the week for HeadCount, we’ve started a huge partnership with Ariana Grande, and we’re part of the team that announced the lineup for Woodstock 50, which will be quite the special blend of music and activism. We are registering voters at every Ariana Grande show on her Sweetener Tour, helping fans become a part…

Festival Preview: BUKU Music + Art Project

By Justin Von den Steinen on March 7, 2019

In a few weeks, HeadCount will attend the eighth-annual Buku Music + Art Project. It’s our fourth-year attending the festival, and we’re as excited as ever to be an ingredient in the unique flavor that is Buku. This year’s lineup features a variety of acts, including Lana Del Ray, Excision, RL Grime, A$AP Rocky, Toro…