Dave Matthews Band performs for a cause.
The Dave Matthews band will perform on Dec 26 to encourage fans to vote. On Janurary 5, the runoff elections began and various organizations and celebrities have been making a plea to whether in person or virtually to do whatever they can to help get the vote out.
The Recording Academy and HeadCount have partnered together to help combined initiatives to remind people to vote and the importance of having your voice heard. Kunj Shah, founder of Live for Live Music and the Comes Alive event series, said above all the stakes are high, in a statement:
“The stakes are incredibly high in the Georgia runoffs… 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.”
Dave Matthews Band has never been shy to give their political opinions.
Similarly, in 2000 election, Matthews published a video that went viral urging voters to vote. Above all, Matthews did support President Barack Obama and participated in a concert called “Change the Rocks” to encourage voting. Moreover, Dave Matthews has decided to participate virtually to encourage locals to vote in the run-off election.. Matthews will be performing with 49 bands. Some include: Diplo, Bob Weir, Foo Fighters, Grace Potter, The Lame Duck, and more. You can purchase your tickets here.