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
Andy Frasco and the U.N.
Big Head Todd
Blind Boys of Alabama
Bob Weir ft. Dave Schools, Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane
Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones)
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Mike Mills Ft. Big Something
Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)
Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary)
Phil Lesh & Friends
Portugal. The Man
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Soul Rebels
Tank and the Bangas
Taylor Goldsmith (DAWES)