HeadCount, Fort William, and Live From Out There have announced Vote Ready, a free online concert event to encourage fans to update and verify their voter registration. The lineup for the concert includes the War on Drugs, Waxahatchee, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear, TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone and Jaleel Bunton, Kevin Morby, Hand Habits, Tarriona Tank Ball, Ciggy, the Suffers’ Kam Franklin, the Building, and Our Native Daughters’ Allison Russell and Leyla McCalla. It takes place Friday, August 14 at 7 p.m. Eastern.
“This is a first of its kind event,” said Andy Bernstein, executive director of HeadCount, in a statement. “We love the idea of serving up original performances to anyone who checks their voter registration status. We applaud the artists and Fort William Management for their leadership, and we hope it inspires many more similar events in the future.”