August 28, 2020 by 1888media
Non-partisan voter advocacy group iVoted announced plans to stage an election night digital concert series to help encourage Americans to vote in the 2020 elections on November 3rd.
More than 450 artists, including 1888 Media clients, ARIELLA, The Haunt, Johnny Chops, and Ari and the Alibis, have committed to participate in the digital concerts, with more acts to be confirmed, making for the largest single night digital festival ever.
Other participating artists include 3OH3!, , grandson, Citizen Cope, Doll Skin, Delta Rae, Hollis Brown, Saves The Day, Allman Betts Band, The Dresden Dolls, Transviolet, Yonder Mountain String Band, Young The Giant, Drive-by Truckers, Greensky Bluegrass, Phantom Planet, Chris Thile, Taking Back Sunday, Halestorm, Billie Eilish, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), and Living Colour w/ special guest W. Kamau Bell, Host of CNN’s United Shades of America.
Powered by Mandolin, voters must RSVP with a selfie taken outside their polling place or at home holding their blank voting ballot for free access to the livestream.
Younger fans who aren’t yet eligible to vote can RSVP and share when they will be able to cast a ballot and international fans can RSVP to see the event as well.
The artists who have been invited to perform were largely determined by statistics provided by Chartmetric’s data, pinpointing the favorite artists of key geographic areas that are vital in the polling process, from swing states to those that reflected low voting numbers for this demographic in the last elections.
Founded in 2018 by Collective Entertainment’s Emily White, Mike Luba, and Wilco’s Pat Sansone, #iVoted’s Board of Directors includes Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman; WMG’s Lawrence Perye; and veteran booking agent Steve Ferguson.
Sponsorships and endorsements are being lead by Kate Truscott, General Manager of the Kevin Lyman Group and Lisa Tenner, President of Tenner & Associates.