TVD Radar: Hudson Valley Votes virtual concert with Natalie Merchant, Norah Jones, Fred Armisen & more, streaming 10/17

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Dynamic lineup for critical get-out-the-vote virtual concert and rally airing this Saturday, October 17 including Natalie Merchant, Norah Jones, Emily King, Sean Lennon, John Medeski, Nels Cline, Jack DeJohnette, Fred Armisen, Paul Rudd, Antonio Delgado, Michelle Hinchey and more

Community members, international performers, political representatives, candidates and activists have gathered for a virtual concert as Hudson Valley Votes comes together to get out the vote in the most important election the United States has ever faced. Airing on Saturday, October 17th at 8pm ET via Hudson Valley Votes’ YouTube channel and social media pages, as well as via Radio Kingston, Radio Woodstock and others, this concert-rally features incredible local and international talent, including Natalie Merchant, Norah Jones, Emily King, Fred Armisen, Sean Lennon, John Medeski, Nels Cline, Antonio Delgado and Michelle Hinchey (See below for the full list of performers, special guests and candidates at press time).

The online event is free, but donations via ActBlue are encouraged, with net proceeds to benefit Common Cause New York who are on the front lines of battling voter suppression and insuring that votes are counted fairly. All of the performers and artists have donated their time to get out the vote and promote election integrity.

Along with the presidential election, Hudson Valley Votes seeks to mobilize the vote in regional races, which play a significant role in how its communities are governed. The organization, which has produced local election events over the two years prior, felt a concert-rally was precisely what the community needed to bring attention to the importance of local elections, civic engagement, and to push for record turnout at the polls. As with the inaugural 2018 event, Hudson Valley Votes is focused on inspiring the community to get out and vote for progressive causes as well as providing a platform for candidates and governing officials to address the voters directly, through the power of music, art and activism.

Hudson Valley Votes was founded in early 2018 by a small dedicated group of friends in Woodstock, including Ulster County residents Abbe Aronson Jason Bowman, Liam Kahn, Jazmin Kay, Acacia Ludwig, Elizabeth Mitchell and Elizabeth Penta – who believe that people have the power and that the Hudson Valley is a gateway to the world. They invite you to promote positive change in our community — and yours.

Performers
Justin Vivian Bond
Nels Cline
Brian Collazo
Abena Koomson-Davis
Jack DeJohnette
Gail Ann Dorsey
Energy Dance Co
Cheme Gastelum
Corey Glover
Amy Helm
Dave Holland
Norah Jones
Steve Jordan
Emily King
Joakim Lartey
Sean Lennon
Dan Littleton
Storey Littleton
John Medeski
Natalie Merchant
Jeremy Most
Meshell Ndegeocello
Ben Perowsky
Kate Pierson
Casey Ramos
Jackson Speller
Simi Stone
Rock Academy

Special Guests
Fred Armisen
Moraya Seeger DeGeare
Reggie Earls
Juan Figueroa
Brita Filter
Tim Guinee
Cally Mansfield
Rebecca Martin
Mary Stuart Masterson
Melissa Auf der Maur
Maitreya Motel
Thomas Sadoski
Amanda Seyfried
Bobby Tisdale

Candidates
Antonio Delgado
Michelle Hinchey
Jen Metzger
Karen Smythe

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