A concert tour organized to encourage voter turnout has taken on a new dimension in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Today HeadCount, along with our partners Magic Hat Brewing Co. and CEG Presents, announced that 100% of the net proceeds from the four-city ‘Participation Tour’ will be donated to City Harvest’s Sandy relief efforts, providing meals to the most needy storm victims in New York City.
Dates include November 2nd in Baltimore, followed by stops in Philadelphia on November 3rd and Washington, DC on November 4th. The night before the election on November 5th, an all-star event in New York City will feature special guests Questlove, Béla Fleck, Amy Helm, Eric Krasno, Luther Dickinson and Scott Metzger.
The New York City show will also feature a full performance by the North Mississippi Allstars Duo (Luther and Cody Dickinson) and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. Anders Osborne will appear at all other shows on the tour, but has been replaced by the NMAS Duo for the New York City show. Keller Williams will make a guest appearance in Washington, and John Kadlecik of Furthur will appear in Baltimore and DC. Tickets are available at Nolafunk.com/Nola
“Participation is about more than voting. It means being an active part of a community,” said HeadCount’s executive director Andy Bernstein. “We hope these concerts will not only encourage people to vote, but also to help out their neighbors.”
A limited edition Magic Hat guitar signed by the performers will be raffled at each show, with every dollar raised going directly to the relief efforts. To enter the raffle, fans will be asked to sign a “Pledge to Vote” and donate any amount they wish. At the tour finale on November 5, a guitar signed by all the performing artists will also be available via silent auction.