Let’s face it – being stuck inside for most of the summer without live music has been rough. Some of the monotony has been broken up by well-organized and awesome digital festivals. While we would give just about anything to be back out in the sun with a camera in one hand and a drink in the other – there is definitely something to be said for being able to enjoy live music from the comfort of home.
One such digital fest is coming our way this Saturday, October 3. Starting at 1pm – Live for Live Music and HeadCount will be presenting Democracy Comes Alive. This single day event is aimed at sharing music and perhaps more importantly, promoting voter participation.
The lineup will feature fun virtual performances from a ton of great acts, including bunch of our favorites. In between performances, guest speakers including Live for Live Music founder Kunj Shah, will discuss non-partisan issues – like the history of voting rights and provide festival attendees with tips and information regarding voting practices and how to research candidates and issues before they vote.
hah has described some of the festival’s motivations, explaining that “so many of our country’s eligible citizens still do not wield this awesome power [discussing the right to vote] bestowed upon them . . . Democracy works best when all citizens of a country participate, so we’re looking to encourage just that with Democracy Comes Alive, alongside the support of HeadCount.” As a result, in order to gain access to the free event (via streaming link) attendees will be required to check their voter registration or make a donation to HeadCount (a non-partisan organization using music to register voters – emphasizing the festival’s commitment to promoting involvement in our democracy. HeadCount has registered more than 600,000 voters since 2004 through their work with touring musicians and attendance at major festivals including Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.
Fans who want to attend can visit democracycomesalive.com to RSVP, make a donation, and check their voter registration.
Let us know who we can’t miss on this lineup and hope to see you (virtually) out there.