The Bridge Session

By Laurie Lenninger on May 20, 2020

The Bridge Session was a special HeadCount benefit show featuring Weir and members of The National, along with a few Brooklyn-based musicians who would eventually record and tour with Bob. The Bridge Session was entirely conceived by HeadCount as a way of bringing together diverse musical and political perspectives (including a set-break panel discussion featuring…

Vote From Home During COVID-19: A Resource

By HeadCount on April 13, 2020

COVID-19 is changing everything across the world. While we drastically reduce our movement and stop holding mass gatherings– such as the concerts and festivals that anchor HeadCount’s work– our entire country is faced with new questions about how to support elections in the middle of a public health crisis.   The answers are in flux and…

Finding my way back to the garden with John Prine

By Tappan Vickery on April 8, 2020

When I was a senior in high school I had a dear friend tragically die after being hit by a car in Tuscaloosa, AL. My friend, Ed, was a church camp friend from Montgomery, and our group of friends was spread out all over the state of Alabama. Our age, early exposure to spirituality, racing…

Local organizer team expands HeadCount’s impact

By Tappan Vickery on March 11, 2020

Since 2004, HeadCount has mobilized young voters through concerts and festivals nationwide thanks to the great support of artists, partners and sponsors. You see these events on your Instagram feed. Maybe you’ve even volunteered at a show yourself. But you may not have heard about our slower, impactful, deep dive into community events: the block…

Creative Contest: Design HeadCount’s New VOTE Pin

By HeadCount on February 7, 2020

It’s an election year, and we want to get loud. Design the HeadCount VOTE pin that we will give away at concerts, festivals, and community events across the country in 2020.  Prize Two tickets to any headlining concert by a HeadCount affiliated artist in 2020 (see list here). Excludes private events, festivals or special events….

Getting Broadway’s Vote: Registering Voters at BroadwayCon

By Monika Niebrzydowski on January 29, 2020

From January 24th to January 26th, theatre fans from around the world had the opportunity to celebrate their passion for musical theatre and meet some of their favorite Broadway stars at BroadwayCon. When the opportunity arose to volunteer to register voters at BroadwayCon here in New York City, I immediately said yes. I have loved…

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 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…