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Pop / Rock 22/12/2020

Foo Fighters, Amos Lee, Lee Fields & More Added To Georgia Comes Alive

Foo Fighters, Amos Lee, Lee Fields & More Added To Georgia Comes Alive

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) This Saturday, December 26 at 3pm EST, Live For Live Music in partnership with HeadCount, presents Georgia Comes Alive, a one-day virtual music festival to promote voter participation in the upcoming Georgia runoff elections by supporting local grassroots organizations like Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda and CivicGeorgia. Fans are encouraged to visit and donate to the cause. Those who make a donation of any size in advance will receive an email with a link to the stream on the day of the show.

Today, even more, new artists have been added to the power-packed line-up, including Foo Fighters, Amos Lee, Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary), Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones), and Nicki Bluhm. The virtual event, powered by and Plus1, is the latest from the team behind Democracy Comes Alive, Quarantine Comes Alive and Justice Comes Alive, which collectively raised close to $300,000 for various charitable causes and garnered nearly two million views. Like its predecessors, the event aims to direct this momentum toward the critical Georgia Senate runoff elections in January.

Americans turned out in record numbers to vote during the 2020 elections, largely thanks to dedicated activism of grassroots organizations and the historic participation of underrepresented communities in battleground states like Georgia. Neither Georgia Senate seat garnered a majority of votes (50%+1) during the general election, triggering runoff elections set to take place January 5th, 2021. While the Georgia runoffs will be decided by local voters, the results will have national implications by deciding which party controls the Senate. For more information on the specifics and implications of the Georgia Senate runoff elections, click here.

Kunj Shah, the founder of Live For Live Music and the Comes Alive event series, felt compelled to turn his sights toward Georgia's runoff elections following the historic voter turnout in November. "This event has gained so much momentum since its initial announcement, artists have been reaching out from all over the musical spectrum, asking to take part, to join the efforts in Georgia to turn out the vote."

Georgia Comes Alive is produced by Kunj Shah (founder, Live For Live Music), Don Strasburg (president, AEG Rocky Mountains), and Paul Peck (president, Fandiem; co-founder Okeechobee Music Festival, formerly Bonnaroo) in partnership with HeadCount, the non-partisan organization focused on voter empowerment. Committed to promoting involvement in democracy, HeadCount uses the power of music to register voters, reaching both young people and music fans where they are. Since 2004, it has registered over one million voters through partnerships with touring musicians like Ariana Grande, Dead & Company, and Beyoncé, to name a few, at events like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and more.

Andy Bernstein, the co-founder and executive director of HeadCount, looks forward to the virtual music event making a positive impact in such a crucial moment. "This is a great way for people outside of Georgia to support the amazing organizations doing the hard work on the ground in The Peach State. We hope the funds we raise and the positive energy all have a real impact."

Grassroots organizations in Georgia are at the heart of this effort. The Georgia chapter of the National Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. Another major organization, CivicGeorgia, is a collective of organizers striving for equity and justice through civic engagement, amplifying the voice, frequency, and impact of community-led efforts for progress.

Hosted by SiriusXM's Ari Fink, the event will prompt viewers to donate any amount to receive a link to the stream on the day of the show. These donations will be split between Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda and CivicGeorgia. Georgia Comes Alive is also proud to partner with Participant Media who, with Magnolia Pictures, released the documentary about Congressman John Lewis' life, John Lewis: Good Trouble, as well as Fandiem, a digital sweepstakes marketplace bringing exclusive experiences and prizes to super-fans. Starting today, fans can donate for chances to win exclusive prizes from Georgia Comes Alive artists like a guitar played and signed by Bob Weir.
See below for a full list of participating artists. To donate and secure your spot at the event, visit

Georgia Comes Alive Performances:
The Allman Betts Band
Amos Lee *
Andy Frasco and the U.N.
Ben Folds
Big Freedia
Big Gigantic
Big Head Todd
Billy Strings
Blind Boys of Alabama
Bob Weir ft. Dave Schools, Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane
Bobby Rush
Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones) *
Dave Matthews
Dragon Smoke
Foo Fighters *
G. Love
Grace Potter
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Jackie Venson
Judith Hill
Lee Fields *
Los Lobos
Midnight North
Mike Mills Ft. Big Something
Moon Taxi
Mt. Joy
Musiq Soulchild
Nathaniel Rateliff
Nicki Bluhm *
Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)
Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) *
Phil Lesh & Friends
Portugal. The Man
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Revivalists
Roosevelt Collier
Samantha Fish
The Soul Rebels
The Suffers
Tank and the Bangas
Taylor Goldsmith (DAWES)
Warren Haynes
*Just announced.

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