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Published: 2012/11/01

HeadCount Participation Tour to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

Magic Hat Brewing Co., CEG Presents and HeadCount, the organizers of the four-city Participation Tour, have decided to donate all proceeds from their upcoming outing to the Red Cross and other storm relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Anders Osborne and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk will anchor the multi-city tour.

The multi-city outing will kick off in Baltimore, MD’s Sound Stage tomorrow. From there the tour will move to Philadelphia (11/3), Washington, DC (11/4) and New York (11/5). The tour’s final stop in New York will feature special guests Questlove, Béla Fleck, Amy Helm, Eric Krasno, Luther Dickinson and Scott Metzger. Keller Williams will make a guest appearance in Washington, and John Kadlecik of Furthur will appear in Baltimore and DC. Tickets are available at Nolafunk.com/Nola.

“Participation is about more than voting. It means being an active part of a community,” said HeadCount’s executive director Andy Bernstein in a statement. “We hope these concerts will not only encourage people to vote, but also to help out their neighbors.”

A limited edition Magic Hat guitar signed by the performers will be raffled at each show, with every dollar raised going directly to the relief efforts. To enter the raffle, fans will be asked to sign a “Pledge to Vote” and donate any amount they wish. At the tour finale on November 5, a guitar signed by all the performing artists will also be available via silent auction. HeadCount is a nonpartisan organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy. The tour and organization have registered over 250,000 voters since its inception in 2004.

Here’s a look at the Participation Tour’s stops

November 2 Baltimore, MD—Baltimore Sound Stage
November 3 Philadelphia, PA—The Blockley
November 4 Washington, DC—The Howard Theatre
November 5 New York, NY—Highline Ballroom

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