Musicians to encourage voting in Senate runoffs with virtual #iVoted Georgia festival

The Drive-By Truckers — Matt Patton (from left), Brad Morgan, Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley and Jay Gonzalez — will be part of the #iVoted Georgia virtual festival on Jan. 5, 2021.  CONTRIBUTED BY DANNY CLINCH
The Drive-By Truckers — Matt Patton (from left), Brad Morgan, Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley and Jay Gonzalez — will be part of the #iVoted Georgia virtual festival on Jan. 5, 2021. CONTRIBUTED BY DANNY CLINCH

Credit: Danny Clinch

Credit: Danny Clinch

In case you haven’t heard enough about the Georgia Senate runoff races on Jan. 5, a consortium of artists with Georgia ties will hold a virtual #iVoted Festival throughout Election Day.

The lineup – which was invited based on the top streaming acts in and from Georgia via Chartmetic data – includes Akie Bermiss of Lake Street Dive + Lake Street Dive, Andy Mineo, Arrested Development, Brendan & Joel of Umphrey’s McGee, Casey Donahew, Cherub, Drive-By Truckers, Greensky Bluegrass, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Jukebox the Ghost, Kate Pierson of the B-52s, Living Colour, Nicole Paige Brooks of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Peggy Seeger, Shakey Graves, The Revivalists and W. Kamau Bell.

Fans can RSVP access to the stream – which will take place from 1-9:35 p.m. - by taking a selfie outside their polling place, at home with their blank or unmarked ballot or next to a mailbox or post office if they’ve already voted. Non-Georgia residents and fans too young to vote can also access at http://ivotedfestival.com/.

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The #iVoted initiative – which launched during the 2018 midterm elections - was founded by talent manager Emily White, along with Mike Luba and Wilco’s Pat Sansone. Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman also serves as a board member.

The virtual festival is being hosted by streaming platform Mandolin, which has built three virtual stages with Georgia-related names: the Well Dunn Stage, The Peach Stage and Georgia’s Own Stage.

Other artists expected to appear include Yacht Rock Revue, Kevn Kinney, A$H, Crimson Apple, Young Culture, Erica Cumbo, Glimmers, Bruce Sudano, Algiers, The Coathangers and The Future Babes.

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