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What Makes the LOCKN’ Guitars So LEGENDARY?

At the very first Lockn’ Music Festival in 2013, most of the artists on the bill signed a couple of guitars, for charity. The guitars came out of the box as ordinary axes – base model Les Paul’s from the Gibson subbrand Epiphone. But as musician after musical etched their names on the guitar bodies, these instruments started to…

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Qello Concert’s LOCKN’ “Setlist”

We can’t wait for the Lockn’ Festival. If it were up to us we’d already be on Oak Ridge Farm dancing to our favorite artists in the world. But due to the limitations of space and time in a three dimensional world we still have to wait another 2 and a half weeks for the…

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Participation Row at Lockn’ 2015

We are excited to announce that Participation Row, presented by Qello Concerts, will be back at Lockn’ for the third year in a row. We’re bringing the signed LEGENDARY LOCKN’ guitars as well! We’ll organize 22 non-profit organizations into an interactive village, and once again we’ll be chillin’ in the Qello Lounge, checking out the…

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Fare Thee Well Interview Series: Cameron Sears

With The Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary shows approaching, and HeadCount organizing a “Participation Row” non-profit village at the shows, we are running a series of interviews with key people from non-profits and various social good initiatives tied to the Grateful Dead. Today, we talk to Rex Foundation Executive Director and former Grateful Dead Manager Cameron Sears. Click here to…

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An Epic Bonnaroovian Adventure

What do you do when government sequestration gets you down? For me, the answer was simple. Head to Bonnaroo! Due to government cuts at my day job, my entire agency required all of its employees to take a week of unpaid leave this year. Rather than lay around on my couch and sulk about my…

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Cutting-Edge Democracy

Will technology put the future of democracy in your hands? Find out in our first installment of Cutting-Edge Democracy, a new series on the technologies and innovations that are rocking the world of democratic participation.

Swapping Guns for Greatness

The “Guns for Greatness” program offers cash – and mentoring from hip hop luminaries – in exchange for guns.

Building Community in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Two HeadCount volunteers, who last teamed up on the Summer Phish tour, are now on the front lines of Sandy relief efforts.

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An Internship That Combined My Passions

My HeadCount internship was better than I could ever hope for. If you’re passionate about political activism and live music, you’ll definitely feel the same way.

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2012 Election: A Turning Point For Same-Sex Marriage?

After 32-straight electoral losses, same-sex marriage went four-for-four this year. Opinion polls also show support from the majority of Americans. Has the tide turned permanently?

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