Participation Row

5 Years of HeadCount at LOCKN’ – My Volunteer Job Pays the Most

I have had the distinct honor of being the HeadCount Team Leader for all 5 LOCKN’ Festival Participation Rows. Every year has been an unforgettable experience that has given me way more than I could have possibly given to it in the first place. After every LOCKN’ I make the 7-8 hour drive home to Central…

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Our LOCKN’ Family Inspires Us

8,924 actions taken by festival-goers. $18,500 raised from the silent auction (featuring a signed D’Angelico guitar) to be shared by the orgs of Participation Row. Close to $20,000 raised via the festival stream to support the Charlottesville Community Fund. 4,000 pounds of food collected by Conscious Alliance for the Nelson County Food Pantry. 575 voters…

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ACT LOCAL: Participation Row at LOCKN’ 2017

Participation Row is coming back to LOCKN’! We are partnering with Qello Concerts to put on this year’s activism village and it it will be more fun than ever to be socially conscious at LOCKN’. There’ll be free Ben & Jerry’s, a drawing for a signed D’Angelico guitar, and a silent auction to raise funds…

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INTERVIEW: TRIXIE GARCIA ON THE SPIRIT OF GIVING AND THE GRATEFUL DEAD

On May 31st, Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf” guitar was auctioned for an astounding $1.6 million to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center, which fights racism and hate crimes. Just before the bidding started, Jerry’s daughter Trixie told the audience about how happy her father would be to know his guitar was supporting such a great cause. She then coined…

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Meet John Mayer’s Veterans Charity at Dead & Co.

Layer by layer, fans of Dead & Company are learning more about John Mayer. On Sunday, they’ll get a first-hand look at his philanthropic side. The Veterans Health and Integration Program, (VHIP) a non-profit collaborative with Bay Area leaders in veterans health, was founded by John Mayer in 2011. They’ll be at Dead & Company’s…

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NON-PROFITS WANTED: Participation Row is Coming to Newport

Attention non-profit organizations: Two of the coolest, most scenic and historic music festivals in the world want to welcome you to their hallowed grounds. HeadCount is teaming up with the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival to organize a Participation Row social action village at each festival. To apply or for more information, click…

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D’Angelico Guitars Unveiled for Dead & Company Summer Tour 2017

These may be the best ones yet! D’Angelico Guitars and HeadCount unveiled a new set of one-of-a-kind, hand-painted guitars for the Dead & Company Summer Tour 2017, to support the Participation Row social action village. These five specialty axes will be signed by every member of the band and auctioned at various stops on the…

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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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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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