If you vote, you could go see some live music for free. That’s the essence of a new initiative called iVoted, launched by entrepreneur Emily White, Mike Luba of Madison House and Pat Sansone of Wilco / The Autumn Defense. The idea is simple: Fans who show a photo of themselves outside their polling place will be granted entry into select venues on November 6, the night of the next U.S. election. Among the shows included in the initiative are Drive-By Truckers in Birmingham, Alabama; Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin in Tempe, Arizona; Jim James in Denver; Toro y Moi in Chicago; Iron & Wine in Portland, Maine; Fucked Up in Boston; boygenius in Brooklyn; Superchunk in Durham, North Carolina; Ty Segall in Burlington, Vermont, and many others.
The rules are a little different depending on the venue; some allow the first 200 free entry, some the first 100, while others are offering a free drink at shows that have no cover charge. Some venues are also holding drawings via Instagram for free entry for participants who post their pic on Instagram and tag the venue and @iVotedConcerts.
See the full schedule here.