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Tristan Kinnett October 13th, 2020 – 6:05 PM
The lineup and details for the third Hudson Valley Votes festival have been announced. It will be held virtually this year, live streamed on YouTube starting at 8 PM EST on Saturday, October 17.
Hudson Valley Votes features Hudson Valley musicians, speakers and political candidates in an event intended to encourage voting and raise money for progressive causes. Performing musicians this year include Nels Cline, Sean Lennon, Corey Glover of Living Colour, Jack DeJohnette, Norah Jones, John Medeski, Natalie Merchant and more.
Appearances will also be made by Fred Armisen, Reggie Earls, Melissa Auf Der Maur of Hole, Amanda Seyfried, Bobby Tisdale and some others. Some of the New York political candidates present include Representative Antonio Delgato, Senator Jen Metzger, and senate candidates Michelle Hinchey and Karen Smythe.
Natalie Merchant gave a quote for Hudson Valley Votes’ website, “There has never been a time in the history of this country when it was more important to vote. With a sitting President who does not believe in global climate change, we need to vote like our lives depend on it…because they do.”
The stream will be free to watch, but spectators will be prompted …
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