Phil Lesh, Warren Haynes, Billy Strings & More Aboard For ‘Democracy Comes Alive’
Phil Lesh, Warren Haynes and Billy Strings are among the 50+ artists taking part in the upcoming Democracy Comes Alive livestream special. The one-day virtual festival organized by Live For Live Music in partnership with HeadCount to promote voter participation begins at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Saturday, October 3.
Democracy Comes Alive, powered by nugs.tv and Plus1, will include a mix of performances and conversations. Bruce Hornsby, Nicki Bluhm, Umphrey’s McGee, Hiss Golden Messenger, Billy Strings and Karina Rykman are more of the musicians set to contribute performances to the event. SiriusXM’s Ari Fink has been tapped to host with Bill Kreutzmann, Andy Bernstein, Kunj Shah and Phish drummer Jon Fishman among those scheduled to discuss the history of voting during Democracy Comes Alive.
“People have fought and died, and are still fighting, for the universal right to vote in this country,” said Kunj Shah, founder of Live For Live Music and previous events such as Justice Comes Alive and Quarantine Comes Alive in a statement. “However, so many of our country’s eligible citizens still do not wield this awesome power bestowed upon them, which in turn leads to presidents and representatives enacting laws that aren’t in their best interest. Democracy works best when all citizens of a country participate, so we’re looking to encourage just that with Democracy Comes Alive, alongside the support of HeadCount.”
“This lineup features so many champions of democracy,” added HeadCount co-founder Andy Bernstein. “Many of these artists have been HeadCount supporters since all the way back to 2004. And the younger acts have been championing democracy from the beginning of their careers. Right now, during this election, is when we all need to be fighting for democracy.”
Head to democracycomesalive.com to RSVP with those who check their registration status and/or making a donation receiving a link to the livestream on October 3. See the full lineup below: