As previously reported, HeadCount, a voter registration group affiliated with most of the top improvisational music acts, will be holding a benefit concert at BB King Blues Club on June 7, 2004 to raise money for its nationwide voter registration campaign.
Today they proudly announce that Mike Gordon, Joe Russo and Marco Benevento will be performing at the event, as will Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident. Already announced on the bill are moe. and a separate performance by The HeadCount All-Stars, featuring Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico of moe., and Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of the Disco Biscuits.
“We are very honored to have this sort of talent supporting HeadCount and performing at this event,” said Bernstein, HeadCount’s Co-Chair. “There’s almost universal agreement that the November election is among the most important in history, and the musicians are truly getting behind our efforts to register their fans.”
All proceeds from the event will go to HeadCount. The organization’s web site, HeadCount.org, is also accepting volunteer applications and donations. It also houses a proprietary on-line voter registration system.