Hudson Valley Votes Presents Get-Out-The-Vote Virtual Concert and Rally

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Once again, community members, international performers, political representatives, candidates and activists have gathered for a reprise concert (this time, virtually) as Hudson Valley Votes comes together to get out the vote in the most important election our country has ever faced.

Airing on Saturday, October 17th at 8 p.m., via HVV’s YouTube channel and social media, as well as via Radio Kingston, Radio Woodstock and others, this third annual concert-rally features incredible local and international talent. (See below for the full list of performers, speakers 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. As in years past, all of the performers and artists have donated their time to get out the vote and promote election integrity.

Earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hudson Valley Votes canceled plans for its live event, which had also been scheduled for October 17th at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston, donating remaining funds to FAMILY of Woodstock.

Natalie Merchant
Hudson Valley Votes Concert at the Hutton Brickrards in Kingston, NY.

But as election 2020 neared, Hudson Valley Votes founders, production team and performers agreed that 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.

Filming was slated for historically designated landmark Opus 40, but inclement fall weather shifted plans and Hutton Brickyards generously donated its space in which to film the socially distanced concert reel, which will be shown virtually, interspersed with satellite performances and speakers.

Performers

  • ustin 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

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.

Amy Helm
Hudson Valley Votes Concert at the Hutton Brickrards in Kingston, NY.

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. 

For more information:
http://www.hudsonvalleyvotes.com
Instagram: @hudsonvalleyvotes
Facebook: @HudsonValleyVotes

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