Mon Nov 5 2012

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th Street New York, NY 10011

All Ages

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A concert tour organized to encourage voter turnout has taken on a new dimension in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Organizers Magic Hat Brewing Co., CEG Presents and HeadCount will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the four-city ‘Participation Tour’ to the Red Cross and other storm relief efforts.

All net proceeds from the show will go to City Harvest and their efforts to provide meals to those hit hardest by the storm.

“Participation is about more than voting. It means being an active part of a community,” said HeadCount’s executive director Andy Bernstein. “We hope these concerts will not only encourage people to vote, but also to help out their neighbors.”

A limited edition Magic Hat guitar signed by the performers will be raffled at each show, with every dollar raised going directly to the relief efforts. To enter the raffle, fans will be asked to sign a "Pledge to Vote" and donate any amount they wish. A guitar signed by all the performing artists will also be available via silent auction at the show.

The Participation Party is a celebration of democracy as the presidential election approaches. Born out of the quadrennial partnership between Magic Hat Brewing Company and the grassroots voter registration organization HeadCount, this event aims to propel revelers to the polls with music ringing in their ears. HeadCount registers voters at close to 1,000 concerts nationwide – an effort that will reach its apex with this very special concert series produced by CEG Presents, Nolafunk.com, and the Blue Note Entertainment Group, featuring numerous special guests.

On sale Friday, July 27th at noon.

Special offer for American Express® Cardmembers to select Highline Ballroom events. Get your ticket before the general public!

CEG, Nolafunk, & Blue Note Ent. Group Present
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk & North Mississippi Allstars Duo with Special Guests: Bela Fleck , Amy Helm , Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce) & Questlove in association with HeadCount Participation Tour

  • Sorry, there are currently no tickets available through TicketWeb.
  • Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk

    Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk

    Funk

    Formed in 2003, Dumpstaphunk was initially assembled on a whim by New Orleans multi-instrumentalist Ivan Neville (nephew of the legendary Neville Brothers) to perform a solo slot at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The project has since grown from a chance side project into what is now widely considered to be one of New Orleans' most prestigious modern funk ensembles. An offspring with a direct lineage to their fathers in The Meters and The Neville Brothers, Dumpstaphunk is a recipe for creating a new standard for an entire genre.

    No stranger to the festival and live touring circuit, Dumpstaphunk has unleashed notable performances at some of the nation's largest music extravaganzas, including Bonnaroo, VoodooFest, 10,000 Lakes, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and more. The band has also recently supported everyone from Widespread Panic and Slightly Stoopid to Galactic and String Cheese Incident, not to mention sit-ins with Derek Trucks, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Warren Haynes. Individually the members of the band have worked with The Rolling Stones, Gov't Mule, John Mayer, Keith Richards, Etta James, Boz Scaggs, Beyonce, Cee Lo Green, Meshell Ndgeocello, and a host of other legendary artists. Approaching its 10-year anniversary, Dumpstaphunk continues to develop its vibe and further push the envelope with a progressive funk sound that has arguably become the most defining in the modern genre from New Orleans. 

  • North Mississippi Allstars Duo

    North Mississippi Allstars Duo

    Blues

  • Bela Fleck

    Bela Fleck

    Music

  • Amy Helm

    Amy Helm

    Rock

  • Eric Krasno

    Eric Krasno

    Music

    Eric "Kraz" Krasno is a New York-based Grammy-winning guitarist, songwriter, recording artist, and producer best known for his work with Soulive and Lettuce, both of which he co-founded. His own musical roots lie in funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop, and he has written songs and produced records for a variety of artists in a range of genres including Norah Jones, Aaron Neville, Talib Kweli, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Ledisi, 50 Cent, and Matisyahu.

    Krasno was raised in the suburbs of New York City, and in Fairfield County, Connecticut. His earliest influences were his musician grandfather, a professional pianist who played gypsy jazz and swing, as well as his older brother and father, also accomplished musicians though amateurs. His early attraction to classic rock records from Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jeff Beck, and Grateful Dead influenced his decision to become a guitarist. He began playing in local bands during high school. After graduating, he attended the Berklee School of Music for one semester before transferring to Hampshire College. Despite its brevity, it was at Berklee that he encountered other founding members of the funk/jam unit Lettuce during a summer program. The band formed while its members were still in their teens and have been a going concern in both the studio and on concert stages since then. In 1999, he joined brothers Alan and Neal Evans, and Sam Kininger, to co-found Soulive, a jazz/hip-hop/folk/groove unit that recorded for several labels including Blue Note and, like Lettuce, they're known for a rigorous touring schedule.

    Krasno began his career as a producer on Kweli's Quality in 2002. His reputation spread among hip-hop artists, and under various monikers he worked with a variety of rappers including Redman and Pharoah Monche, and R&B, jazz, pop, and rock artists including Keyshia Cole, Allen Stone, Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, and Nigel Hall. As a guitarist, Krasno's work has graced albums and tours by everyone from the Beatnuts, Snoop Dog, and Sonya Kitchell to Vieux Farka Toure, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, and Dr. Lonnie Smith.

    Krasno issued Reminisce, his debut solo album in 2010 on SOI, and toured with his own group while continuing to play and record with Lettuce and Phil Lesh & Friends. His sophomore offering, Blood from a Stone, was released in July 2016 through Feel Records. It was preceded by the singles "Waiting for Your Love" and "On the Rise." The latter set showcased his lead vocals for the first time alongside his playing and songwriting. Krasno and his road sextet toured throughout the summer supporting Dumpstaphunk. The same year, he produced Neville's Apache album. The studio band he enlisted included members of Lettuce, Soulive, the Dap Kings, and Budos Band. ~ Thom Jurek

  • Questlove

    Questlove

    Music

  • HeadCount Participation Tour

    HeadCount Participation Tour

    Rock

CEG, Nolafunk, & Blue Note Ent. Group Present

Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk & North Mississippi Allstars Duo with Special Guests: Bela Fleck , Amy Helm , Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce) & Questlove in association with HeadCount Participation Tour

Mon Nov 5 2012 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom New York NY
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, North Mississippi Allstars Duo, Bela Fleck, Amy Helm, Eric Krasno, Questlove, HeadCount Participation Tour
  • Sorry, there are currently no tickets available through TicketWeb.

All Ages

A concert tour organized to encourage voter turnout has taken on a new dimension in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Organizers Magic Hat Brewing Co., CEG Presents and HeadCount will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the four-city ‘Participation Tour’ to the Red Cross and other storm relief efforts.

All net proceeds from the show will go to City Harvest and their efforts to provide meals to those hit hardest by the storm.

“Participation is about more than voting. It means being an active part of a community,” said HeadCount’s executive director Andy Bernstein. “We hope these concerts will not only encourage people to vote, but also to help out their neighbors.”

A limited edition Magic Hat guitar signed by the performers will be raffled at each show, with every dollar raised going directly to the relief efforts. To enter the raffle, fans will be asked to sign a "Pledge to Vote" and donate any amount they wish. A guitar signed by all the performing artists will also be available via silent auction at the show.

The Participation Party is a celebration of democracy as the presidential election approaches. Born out of the quadrennial partnership between Magic Hat Brewing Company and the grassroots voter registration organization HeadCount, this event aims to propel revelers to the polls with music ringing in their ears. HeadCount registers voters at close to 1,000 concerts nationwide – an effort that will reach its apex with this very special concert series produced by CEG Presents, Nolafunk.com, and the Blue Note Entertainment Group, featuring numerous special guests.

On sale Friday, July 27th at noon.

Special offer for American Express® Cardmembers to select Highline Ballroom events. Get your ticket before the general public!