Tarriona Tank Ball
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Tarriona Tank Ball, Waxahatchee, The War On Drugs & More To Perform At Free Voter Registration Virtual Concert
Tank and the Bangas' Tarriona Tank Ball, Waxahatchee, The War on Drugs, Robin Pecknold, and others will perform at Vote Ready, a virtual music livestream event aiming to register people to vote, on Aug. 14.
Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear, TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone and Jaleel Bunton, Kam Franklin (of the Suffers), Kevin Morby, Hand Habits, Ciggy, Our Native Daughters' Allison Russell and Leyla McCalla, as well as The Building will be other acts performing at the event. Voter registration non-partisan organization HeadCount, Fort William and Live From Out There have partnered to organize the concert.
The festival is free for music fans who check their voter registration status. Beyond their online voting registration, HeadCount typically registers people at music festivals and concerts, but due to COVID-19 can no longer do that.
"This is a first of its kind event," said executive director of HeadCount Andy Bernstein 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."
The concert's efforts come as the upcoming 2020 presidential election is set to happen Nov. 3.
For more information, visit the HeadCount website.