Written by Lauren Rosier
On Saturday, December 26th at 3:00 PM EST, Live For Live Music in partnership with HeadCount, presents Georgia Comes Alive, a one-day music festival that was created to help promote voter participation in the upcoming Georgia runoff elections. Starting today, voters are encouraged to visit GeorgiaComesAlive.com and donate to the cause. Anyone who makes any donation of any size will be sent an email with the link to the concert stream on the day of the show.
Some participating artists include The Lame Ducks, a supergroup project featuring Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Company), and Jay Lane (Wolf Bros, Primus); Blind Boys of Alabama and Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Diplo and Big Gigantic; as well as many others.
While the Georgia runoff elections will be decided by local voters, they do still have national implications by deciding which party controls the Senate. Click here for more information.
Kunj Shah, the founder of Live For Live Music and Georgia Comes Alive event series felt like it was his duty to look towards the Georgia runoff elections. “The stakes are incredibly high in the Georgia runoffs. 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.”
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