HeadCount Updates

Creative Contest: Design HeadCount’s New VOTE Pin

By Laurie Lenninger 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…

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…

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…

Kam Franklin to Join HeadCount Board of Directors

By Aaron Ghitelman on February 27, 2019

Kam Franklin of the Gulf Coast soul band The Suffers is joining HeadCount’s Board of Directors! She joins a group that also includes Bob Weir of Dead & Company, John McCrea of CAKE, SiriusXM radio personalities Jonathan Schwartz and Stefani Scamardo, former Obama White House official Alyssa Mastramonoco, Republican strategist Gordon Hensley, and Marc Brownstein…

HeadCount’s Rookies of the Year – 2018

By Kim Selig on December 17, 2018

2018 was a heck of a year for HeadCount and America. In addition to smashing all of our midterm voter registration records, we also welcomed 63 enthusiastic voter registration machines (aka Team Leaders) to our family in 2018. Our rookies ran 592 voter registration drives at concerts, music festivals and cultural events and registered 8,252…

HeadCount’s 2018 Holiday Auction

By Sarah Frankel on December 7, 2018

HeadCount Holiday Auction 2018 We are very excited to launch our holiday auction featuring an amazing lineup of music memorabilia signed by Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Jim James, The Disco Biscuits, Sheryl Crow, Bassnectar and so many more. Auction closes December 18th, a little after 3pm ET. A very special item we have is a…