For a little while now, HeadCount has been sitting on the MOTHERLOAD of signed posters and items from various festivals. So this year, we decided to hold a little fundraiser by auctioning them off for the holidays.
Check it out here: http://bit.ly/1fW3GtJ
Then we asked some of our friends if they’d donate additional items – and boy did they come through! Phish, Pearl Jam, Jam Cruise and My Morning Jacket sent us signed posters.
We got a Denver Nuggets jersey signed by Dave Matthews Band. We also have a conga signed by Bob Weir and percussionist Jay Lane, who used the instrument at a private 2008 performance that was featured in Rolling Stone. Other items include a guitar signed by the The Black Keys, a limited-edition Jim Pollock print, a Grain Audio speaker signed by The Black Crowes, a CD signed by Wilco, and multiple items autographed by Warren Haynes.
All the items can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/1fW3GtJ
The best item of all is probably a poster from the inaugural Lockn’ festival, signed by just about everyone who performed – Widespread Panic, Grace Potter, Zac Brown, Trey Anastasio, Keller Williams, Jimmy Cliff, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, and of course our good friends Bob Weir and Warren Haynes. It’s a true collector’s item if there ever was one.
The funds from this holiday auction will support HeadCount’s ongoing efforts to register voters and promote participation in democracy.
In 2012, we registered more voters than any organization in the U.S. with a budget of less than $1 million. This year, we ran the “Participation Row” non-profit village at Lockn’, and launched the SoundOff technology for tweeting at Congress.
We thank everyone for their support, and hope you find a perfect holiday gift in this auction.