HeadCount to hold daylong virtual fest for Georgia runoff election

Georgia Comes Alive, HeadCount

Georgia Comes Alive. Courtesy.

Nonpartisan nonprofit organization HeadCount and several partners have organized a daylong virtual music streaming event in support of getting out the vote for the Georgia Senate runoff elections.

Georgia Comes Alive, on Dec. 26, will include performances by Foo Fighters, Bob Weir, Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, Jeff Chimenti of Dead & Company and Jay Lane of Wolf Bros and Primus—as The Lame Ducks—Diplo, Big Gigantic, Dave Matthews, Portugal. The Man and Nathaniel Rateliff. See the full lineup below.

“The stakes are incredibly high in the Georgia runoffs,” said Kunj Shah, the founder of co-producer Live For Live Music. “The fate of the music industry, struggling small businesses around the country, and our democracy as a whole are at stake. With Georgia Comes Alive, we hope to once again channel the power of music to support the grassroots organizations getting people to the polls in January and shine a national spotlight on the importance of participation in democracy.”

The festival is a fundraiser for Georgia grassroots organizations like Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda and CivicGeorgia. Anyone who makes a donation of any amount at the festival’s website will receive an email with a link to view the performance on the day of the show. People can also donate for chances to win prizes from Georgia Comes Alive artists, such as a guitar played and signed by Bob Weir. To view the prizes, visit the event website.

The stream will begin at 12 p.m. PT on Dec. 26. Georgia Comes Alive is the latest event held to raise voter turnout in the runoffs or to support Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff. The runoff elections will take place on Jan. 5 and the results will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate.

Georgia Comes Alive Performances

The Allman Betts Band
Amos Lee
Andy Frasco and the U.N.
Ben Folds
Big Freedia
Big Gigantic
Big Head Todd
Billy Strings
Blind Boys of Alabama
Bob Weir ft. Dave Schools, Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane
Bobby Rush
Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones)
Dave Matthews
Dragon Smoke
Foo Fighters
G. Love
Grace Potter
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Jackie Venson
Judith Hill
Lee Fields
Los Lobos
Midnight North
Mike Mills Ft. Big Something
Moon Taxi
Mt. Joy
Musiq Soulchild
Nathaniel Rateliff
Nicki Bluhm
Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)
Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary)
Phil Lesh & Friends
Portugal. The Man
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Revivalists
Roosevelt Collier
Samantha Fish
The Soul Rebels
The Suffers
Tank and the Bangas
Taylor Goldsmith (DAWES)
Warren Haynes

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