Dave Matthews To Perform At Bernie Sanders GOTV Concert
By Andy Kahn Jun 3, 2016 • 9:32 am PDT
Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will host A Future to Believe In San Francisco GOTV Concert on Monday, June 6. The free event will include live music provided by Dave Matthews, Fishbone, Fantastic Negrito and John Dexter Stewart.
Monday’s GOTV (get out the vote) Concert will be held at 3:30 p.m. PT at Crissy Field in the Presidio in San Francisco. Also appearing in support of Sanders will be author and activist Dr. Cornel West, actress Shailene Woodley and actor Danny Glover.
Last year Matthews spoke with Rolling Stone about his support for Sanders, telling the outlet:
When I hear someone speaking in terms of the workers rising up and the working people feeling like they have a voice, when I hear someone like Bernie Sanders talking, I think there’s a hope. And I have no party affiliation [laughs]. I’m not saying with his half-a-million donators and supporters that have committed 30 bucks on average to his campaign, he can win without a Super PAC. But that’s a guy who is talking about something real and that isn’t insulted by being called a liberal. Someone could call me a liberal, and I’d say, “Thank you.” Someone could call me a socialist, and I’d say, “I wish I was a socialist.” I should get a shirt that says, “Tax me! Tax the fuck out of me!” At least we’re hearing more of a voice from him by having him out there and speaking in complete sentences rather than a bunch of slogans that don’t mean anything. So I feel like there’s hope as long as some people are speaking to the real problem in this country.
The concert on Monday afternoon is free and open to the public. Those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP via this link.