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Rock the Vote Kicks Off Five Premier Inaugural Events

Featuring Sheryl Crow, the Beastie Boys, Talib Kweli, Michael Franti, Adrian Grenier, Dresden Dolls and many more

Washington, DC - January 16, 2009

In celebration of record-breaking youth voter turnout and the Inauguration of our 44th President, Rock the Vote will host five exclusive inaugural events.  This year Rock the Vote ran the largest voter registration drive of its kind in history, which resulted in over 2.5 million people registering to vote through Rock the Vote. "As Rock the Vote gears up to take on the issues most important to young people what better way to begin than with a celebration of our accomplishments," said Heather Smith, Executive Director of Rock the Vote. To commemorate this historical occasion Rolling Stone and Rock the Vote have designed an inaugural T- Shirt available now at http://shop.cafepress.com/obama-inauguration.

Event details below:

Rock the Vote Concert Series

Monday January 19th

WHAT: "Rock the Vote Day of Service" - Rock the Vote's staff will assist with assembling disaster recovery kits for victims of fires or natural disasters.
WHEN: Monday January 19th, 10am–12pm
WHERE: Lutheran Volunteer Corp N Street Village, 1333 N Street NW Washington, DC 20005
WHO: Rock the Vote staffers and volunteers

WHAT: "Rolling Stone & Rock the Vote Reception" - An invitation only VIP reception honoring the artist's and celebrities that who supported Rock the Vote this year and contributed to the record turnout of young voters on Election Day
WHEN: Monday January 19th, 2pm–4pm
WHERE: The Gibson Showroom, 709 G Street NW #400 Washington, DC 20001
WHO: Rock the Vote's closest friends, celebrity guests and an acoustical performance by Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban and other special guests

WHAT: "Hey, America Feels Kinda Cool Again" - featuring the Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow, Citizen Cope and Justin Jones
WHEN:   9pm-12 am
WHERE: 9:30 Club, 815 V Street, N.W Washington, D.C.

Tuesday January 20th

WHAT: "Rock the Vote and ck one Inauguration Party" - featuring Michael Franti and Spearhead, Talib Kweli, The Dresden Dolls, The Honey Brothers featuring  Adrian Grenier, Andrew  Vladeck, Ari Gold, Daniel Green and D.S. Posner and special performance by Burke.
WHERE: 9:30 Club, 815 V Street, N.W Washington, D.C.
WHEN:  8pm-12 am
WHERE: 9:30 Club, 815 V Street, N.W Washington, D.C.

WHAT: "Rock the Vote Inaugural After Party" - featuring live performances by the Honey Brothers featuring Adrian Grenier, Andrew Vladeck, Ari Gold, Daniel Green and D.S.  Posner
WHEN: 12am -1am
WHERE: The Red & The Black 1212 H Street NE Washington D.C., 20002

 

FOR TICKET INFORMATION: www.rockthevote.com/inauguration

FOR PRESS INQUIRES CONTACT:
Stephanie Young, stephanie(at)rockthevote.com
Taylor Royle, taylor(at)rockthevote.com

*NOTE MEDIA ACCESS WILL BE LIMITED*

About Rock the Vote:

Rock the Vote's mission is to engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country.  Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election. And we give young people the tools to identify, learn about, and take action on the issues that affect their lives, and leverage their power in the political process.  Rock the Vote is creative, effective, and controlled by nobody's agenda but our own – we tell it like it is and pride ourselves on being a trusted source for information on politics.  We empower the 45 million young people in America who want to step up, claim their voice in the political process, and change the way politics is done. www.RockTheVote.com