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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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Interview: Phish Touring Team Rep Mike Rutz

Mike Rutz is one of our Phish Touring Team Representatives. Previously, Mike registered voters with HeadCount on Dave Matthews Band tour in 2004 and Jack Johnson tour in 2008. Mike wants to see young people become more active in shaping society. To volunteer with Mike at Phish head here. HeadCount: Tell us a little about…

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Interview: Vans Warped Tour Rep Katarina Cody

Katarina Cody is on the Vans Warped Tour this summer as HeadCount’s Touring Team Representative. This is her first tour with HeadCount, and she’s having a blast on the road encouraging young people to get involved in the political process! To volunteer with Kat at Warped Tour head here. HeadCount: Tell us a little about…

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Have PRIDE in Voting

I’m lucky enough to have been able to surround myself with allies my whole life (thankfully, safe some spaces do exist). I learned early on (from friends of color) that “passing” (as straight) does not do the GLBTQ community any good. And thanks to the support of my friends, family and the music community I…