Pretty cool news today. Calexico, Miniature Tigers, Kinch and a bunch of other local bands are playing a free show at The Marquee 8/27 for people pledging to vote in Nov. Check out the press release below:
Tucson, AZ, July 27, 2010 - Artists for Action, Viva Arizona.org is pleased to announce its Phoenix Voter Registration Concert and Rally on August 27, 2010 at the Marquee Theatre with performances by Calexico, Miniature Tigers, Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta, Big Son featuring Sam Means of The Format and Jeff and Chris of Reubens Accomplice, Sand Rubies, Salvador Duran, Kinch, and more…
The event is free for anyone that pledges to vote on November 2nd. Voter registration will be available for first time voters and those who need to update their registration. In addition, representatives from local non-profit human rights and immigration organizations will be there to provide information about SB 1070, immigration, and related human rights issues.
Artists for Action member Joey Burns, of Calexico, explains, "This will be a great way to get people in the Phoenix area excited about voting this fall and educated about the immigration issues facing Arizona today."
Artists for Action/VivaArizona.org's mission is to offer support and resources for artists who want to mobilize their fans and promote civic activism, including helping artists connect with non-partisan voter registration, legal defense funds, and organizations that promote education and the protection of civil rights. In addition to connecting artists with non-profit organizations at scheduled performances, Artists for Action/VivaArizona.org will also work with artists to coordinate rallies, speaking engagements, and benefit performances.
Free Voter Registration Concert and Rally Details:
When: August 27, 2010 at 7:30pm (6:30 doors open)
Where: Marquee Theatre, 730 North Mill Avenue, Tempe, Arizona
Who: Calexico, Miniature Tigers, Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta, Big Son featuring Sam Means of The Format and Jeff and Chris of Reubens Accomplice, Sand Rubies, Salvador Duran, Kinch, and more…
What: Free concert and rally, open to all ages, music, voter registration, voter pledge drive, immigration information tables