Tag: Grateful Dead

HeadCount Holiday Auction

It’s Giving Tuesday! Instead of just giving to a cause, how ’bout getting an amazing gift for a friend or treating yourself, AND supporting a cause? Today HeadCount launched its annual Holiday Auction featuring signed posters and other items from the musicians who support us all year. The funds we raise from this auction directly…

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Interview: Dead & Co. Touring Team Rep Lizzy Lightnin

Liz Ashley, better known as “Lizzy Lightnin” or “Tour Mama” was HeadCount’s touring team representative on Dead and Company tour this summer. Lizzy has been touring for half of her life, including going on Ratdog tour in 2008 and Furthur tour in 2012 with HeadCount. Lizzy’s tour knowledge and overall love for the Grateful Dead…

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An Interview with Matt Hirschy of Equality NC: To Play Or Not To Play?

Many many bands elected to boycott North Carolina in protest of the controversial HB2 law that – among other things – stops transgender people from using bathrooms that align with their gender identity. Dead & Company, however elected to move forward with their June 10th, Charlotte, NY show, and use the to raise awareness and…

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UPDATED: This Peaceful Deadhead Will Die in Prison w/out Obama Clemency

UPDATE: As of August 30th, 2016 Timothy Tyler has been granted Clemency   Twenty years without music. That ended up being part of the punishment handed down to Timothy Tyler, a now 47-year-old Deadhead who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for selling LSD at 25-years-old. He was arrested in…

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Dead & Co., Meet Participation Row

St. Stephen with a rose, in and out of THE GARDEN he goes After rousing successes at Fare Thee Well and Lockn’, we’ll be bringing our‘Participation Row’ non-profit experience to the Dead & Company shows at Madison Square Garden on October 31st and November 1st. Participation Row will allow you to interact with six charities hand-picked by the…

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Weir Plays D’Angelico Participation Row Guitar at LOCKN’

                  Photo Cred: Dave Vann[/caption] LOCKN’ performers Robert Plant, Carlos Santana, and every member of the Grateful Dead signed a pair of guitars to help raise money for and promote 22 charities that have booths at the festival’s “Participation Row”. The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir then played…

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Free Postcards on Participation Row

For the 50th Anniversary Grateful Dead shows in Santa Clara and Chicago, HeadCount is organizing a Participation Row Non-Profit Village to highlight the last half-century of Dead-affiliated philanthropy. It will be a lot like Shakedown Street, if you replace grilled cheeses and veggie burritos with ways to change the world. Each of the 17 non-profit…

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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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Fare Thee Well Interview Series: Rick Doblin

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 psychedelic researcher Rick Doblin. Click here to view other interviews in the…

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Charity Auction For Unique Dead50 Memorabilia

To celebrate the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well shows, HeadCount has teamed up with D’Angelico Guitars and Remo Percussion to create stunning commemorative items that will be signed by the Grateful Dead and the guest musicians, and and made available to the public at the Participation Row Silent Auction. The Participation Row auction will feature the…

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