Each Thursday morning on Radio Milwaukee we — the Journal Sentinel’s Piet Levy and 88Nine’s Jordan Lee — talk about the music coming into and the music coming out of Milwaukee on Tap’d In.
By now you’ve almost certainly heard how important Wisconsin will be to the 2020 election. The state’s 10 electoral votes could be key in deciding who becomes our next president, and there are a lot of Wisconsin artists doing their part and using music to get out of the vote.
Among the major online efforts we’ve seen this month is a huge virtual concert called iVoted. It’ll be free to attend for anybody who shares an “I Voted” sticker or a selfie outside a voting box or early voting location). You can register for the concert here: https://ivotedfestival.com
It was started by a Wisconsin native, Emily White, and she actually dedicated one of its 17 stages to artists from Wisconsin. Performers including WebsterX, Munch Lauren, Dead Horses, Field Report, Telethon, GGOOLLDD, Direct Hit, Klassik and B-Free. National acts include Drive-By Truckers and Billie Eilish. This year they used chart metrics to decide which artists are most popular in key swing states to decide who would play.
That’s not the only instance of Wisconsin artists trying to get out the vote. Justin Vernon has his initiative, and Wisconsin Conservation Voices teamed up with four emerging artists to create minute long songs expressing why voting is so important for its Voice the Vote campaign.
And of course if you need any information about how to vote this year, you can find so at a resource Radio Milwaukee has created: radiomilwaukee.wpengine.com/vote.
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