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POST-XMAS MUSIC TO GET THE VOTE OUT

Live for Live Music and HeadCount are presenting a one-day virtual music festival 12/26 to promote voter participation in the upcoming Georgia runoff elections. Bob Weir, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Diplo and Dave Matthews are among the performers.

Georgia Comes Alive will support grassroots organizations such as Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda and CivicGeorgia. Fans are encouraged to donate to the cause here. Those who make a donation of any size in advance will receive an email with a link to the stream on 12/26. The show starts at 3pm ET/noon PT.

The virtual event, powered by Nugs.net and Plus1, is the latest from the team behind Democracy Comes AliveQuarantine Comes Alive and Justice Comes Alive. Kunj Shah, the founder of Live for Live Music and the Comes Alive event series, said, "The stakes are incredibly high in the Georgia runoffs. The fate of the music industry, struggling small businesses around the country and our democracy as a whole are at stake. With Georgia Comes Alive, we hope to once again channel the power of music to support the grassroots organizations getting people to the polls in January and shine a national spotlight on the importance of participation in democracy."

Weir is part of The Lame Ducks, a one-off supergroup project featuring  Dave Schools of Widespread PanicJeff Chimenti of Dead & Company and Jay Lane of Wolf Bros and Primus. Other performers include Big FreediaBen FoldsThe RevivalistsTank and the BangasMusiq SoulchildBobby RushWarren HaynesPortugal. The Man and Patterson Hood

Early voting has begun in the Senate runoff election that will take place 1/5. Georgia voters will decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.

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