“The Future Is Voting Tour,” organized by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and HeadCount, will be in Athens, GA, on Monday, October 15, at the Georgia Theatre in order to promote voter participation. The tour is part concert, part town hall meeting, during which James will perform a solo set alongside performances from Benjamin Booker, Made of Oak (Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso), Kam Franklin of The Suffers, Field Report (solo), Linqua Franqa, and others to be announced. The town hall meeting segment of the tour will include a non-partisan forum where candidates and their representatives will be invited to speak directly to students and take their toughest questions.
“The importance of getting involved at this moment in time cannot be overstated. This isn’t only a Get Out The Vote concert,” says Jim James. “This is a learning moment aimed at college students to motivate them to vote, regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum. Each stop on the tour purposefully takes place in a contested electoral district or state for this important midterm election, where students and young voters have the ability to dramatically affect the outcome of this tremendous moment in history. Please join special surprise guests and myself at these events with the goal of truly inspiring thought, discourse, and participation.”
All dates on the tour are free to students.
15 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
16 – Indianola, IA – Simpson College (students only)
17 – Urbana, IL – Canopy Club