HeadCount, an organization dedicated to raising voter participation among live music fans, has announced a contest that will drive voter
registration efforts by partnering with Bonnaroo, the largest annual music
festival in America.
Participants qualify to enter by registering five (5) eligible people to
vote. A grand prize winner, chosen at random, will receive a pair of VIP
tickets to the 2004 Bonnaroo Music Festival (June 11-13 in Manchester, TN)
and will have an opportunity to meet select HeadCount affiliated artists.
HeadCount artists scheduled to appear at Bonnaroo include: The Dead, Primus,
Gov't Mule, Galactic, moe., String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, and
Yonder Mountain String Band.
This truly unique and original contest promises to involve thousands of
music fans in a nationwide voter registration effort. To enter the contest,
visit www.headcount.org, read the contest rules
and print out multiple voter registration forms. Then just grab a pen and a
clipboard, register people to vote, and have a chance to win.
Contestants may improve their chances by registering even more voters and
submitting multiple entries, and the person who submits the largest number
of completed voter registrations will automatically win two free tickets to
Bonnaroo. Five (5) runners-up will receive a compact disc signed by a
HeadCount artist of their preference and twenty (20) runners-up will receive
a complimentary one-year subscription to Relix Magazine.
"HeadCount is about getting people involved in the political process," said
Marc Brownstein, the organization's co-chair and the bass player for the
popular electronic rock band The Disco Biscuits. "This contest gives music
fans a reason to stage their own voter registration campaigns."
HeadCount is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that is unleashing
an aggressive and highly publicized voter registration drive targeting fans
of live, improvisational music. It is run entirely by volunteers, and has
affiliations with over 15 national touring acts including The Dead,
Galactic, String Cheese Incident, Gov't Mule, moe. and The Disco Biscuits.
Quickly established as the premier American rock festival, Bonnaroo won the
Pollstar "Festival of the Year" award in its inaugural year. In its second
year, Rolling Stone called it "The American rock festival to end all
festivals." Bonnaroo 2002 and 2003 both sold out in less than three weeks
through the festival web site, with no traditional advertising. This year's
lineup includes The Dead, Dave Matthews & Friends, Bob Dylan, Trey
Anastasio, Willie Nelson, David Byrne, Primus, String Cheese Incident, moe.,
and Gov't Mule.