Who: Trey Anastasio, the Disco Biscuits, Fantastic Negrito, Umphrey’s McGee, Jim James, Citizen Cope, Billie Eilish, MGMT, Jerry Douglas, Jim James, Taking Back Sunday, GEM, Jeff Tweedy, Rise Against, the Dresden Dolls, Colin Meloy, the Polyphonic Spree, Shawn Colvin, Bush, Jukebox the Ghost, Drive-by Truckers, Phantom Planet, DJ Logic, more
What: Virtual festival in support of get-out-the-vote efforts
When: Tuesday, November 3, free with RSVP, noon - late
Why: Although we are unlikely to know who is president on November 3, all of us who voted can at least know that we honored our responsibility to participate in our democracy, especially with voter suppression on the rise. The nonpartisan, nonprofit HeadCount is celebrating the end of the election with #iVoted, a virtual music festival featuring hundreds of bands, performing live, sending in videos, or taking part in conversations, divided into eighteen themed stages depending on where they’re from or where they are trending, including the battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, and Ohio as well as college campuses. The event will conclude with the Everyone Orchestra — Andrew Borger of Pink Martini, JP Downer of Portland Cello Project, Sarah Clarke of Dirty Revival, Asher Fulero of Emancipator Ensemble, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, and Nick Werth, conducted by Matt Butler — performing the two-set “Soundtrack to History,” followed by a dance party with DJ Logic. You’re also encouraged to send in a selfie outside a polling place or voting by mail. Among those making appearances are Trey Anastasio, the Disco Biscuits, Jim James, Citizen Cope, Billie Eilish, MGMT, GEM, Jeff Tweedy, Rise Against, the Dresden Dolls, Colin Meloy, the Polyphonic Spree, Shawn Colvin, Bush, Jukebox the Ghost, Drive-by Truckers, and Phantom Planet.