HeadCount Updates

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…

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…

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…