LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A virtual concert is set for this week to promote voter registration. Rep. Charles Booker’s Hood to the Holler and Rural Organizing will present Which Side Are You On: Voices for Kentucky and Beyond.
According to Rep. Booker, who is set to host the concert, it will be organized by Kentuckians Jim James and S.G. Goodman. Performance will feature Jason Isbell, Bright Eyes, Phoebe Bridgers, Nappy Roots, Chris Thile, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Durand Jones, Leyla McCalla, James Lindsey and more.
According to the event site, the free virtual festival, “aims to encourage voter participation by informing Kentuckians and all Americans about voter registration, voter eligibility, and key voting deadlines.”
“I launched Hood to the Holler in dedication to everyone who feels ignored, abandoned, and fired up to push for real change. We are telling the true story about our common bonds, and breaking down the barriers to democracy. Part of that work includes our goal of shining a light on voter disenfranchisement, and leading an effort to register and engage 50,000 Kentuckians,” said Rep. Booker. “Music is a powerful way to help tell that story, and we are excited to present this virtual music fest.”
The concert is Thursday, Oct. 1 from 8 P.M. until 11 P.M. Registration is available HERE.
You can read more about Rural Organizing HERE.