A concert tour initially organized to encourage voter turnout has taken on a new dimension in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Organizers Magic Hat Brewing Co., CEG Presents and HeadCount announced that 100% of the net proceeds from the four-city ‘Participation Tour’ will be donated to the Red Cross and other storm relief efforts. Dates include November 1 in Baltimore, followed by stops in Philadelphia on November 2 and Washington, DC on November 4.
The night before the election on Monday, November 5, an all-star benefit at Highline Ballroom will feature a DJ set by Questlove, a headlining performance by Alan Neville's Dumpstaphunk and Anders Osborne, plus additional performances by Béla Fleck, Amy Helm, Eric Krasno, Luther Dickinson and Scott Metzger. Other guests TBA.
Anders Osborne and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, all residents of New Orleans and no stranger to hurricanes, will headline each of the four shows. Keller Williams will make a guest appearance in Washington, and John Kadlecik of Furthur will appear in Baltimore and DC.
Tickets range from $35-$250. $100 VIP tickets include a poster. A dinner menu will be available.
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. A guitar signed by all the performing artists will also be available at the Highline Ballroom benefit via silent auction.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call 212-414-5994 or visit highlineballroom.com
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