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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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HeadCount’s 10th Birthday Bash

On June 4, 2014, about 800 supporters, benefactors, volunteers, and lovers of great live music celebrated HeadCount’s tenth anniversary with a benefit at the Brooklyn Bowl.

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We’ve Got Jane’s Back

At 12:30 AM on Thursday, tragedy struck at South by Southwest in Austin, TX. HeadCount’s Jane Henderson was among the seriously injured. Now, the HeadCount community is raising money to help her recover.

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Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers: Jake Sherman, Politico

The people who shape the political landscape are as passionate about music as they are about politics. In our new blog series Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers, we’ll be talking to them about the bands they love and the shows that changed their lives.

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Furthur Festival Jumps Into Calaveras County

Mark Twain’s celebrated jumping frogs of Calaveras County better watch their lily pads May 28-30 during the newly announced Furthur Festival @ Mountain Aire. The fest will take place on four stages over three days in California’s Sierra Foothills. Furthur will perform a Friday-night soundcheck, host a late-night jam later that evening, and headline the…

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RatDog, The President, And The Party

There’s an old bumper sticker that says, “Who are the Grateful Dead and why do they keep following me?”  Someone should stick one on the presidential motorcade, because it seems that Barack Obama and Bob Weir are constantly under the same roof. Bob has visited the White House twice this year, played the inauguration, and…

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Bob Weir on the Fund-Raising Trail

HeadCount board member Bob Weir has been known to take a break from RatDog and his occasional reunion tours with his former Grateful Dead bandmates to play the occasional house concert. Most recently these have consisted of fund-raising events for his favorite politicians. On June 20, for example, you can enjoy a “summertime BBQ and…