(Washington, DC): On Sunday, January 3rd, When We All Vote will host Celebrate Georgia!, a drive-in concert experience ahead of the Senate Runoff Election, in partnership with The New Georgia Project, Live Nation Urban, ONE Musicfest, BET, More Than A Vote and more. Celebrate Georgia! will feature performances from Monica, Rick Ross, DJ Drama, Jack Harlow, Jeezy, Keri Hilson, DJ Mars, OHSO and Pastor Troy. Kenny Burns and Su Solo will serve as hosts for the event. The event will also be live streamed on a number of platforms and can be viewed here.
Celebrate Georgia! will include video messages from Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, When We All Vote Co-Chairs Michelle Obama, Janelle Monáe, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington and Chris Paul as well as Ambassadors Common, Jidenna, Yara Shahidi, Regina Hall and more. The special evening will also spotlight the work of When We All Vote’s leading Georgia partners and volunteers while celebrating Georgia voters.
The New Georgia Project will host two satellite drive-in events in Augusta and Savannah, GA for members of the public to view the concert, have a free meal and grab merchandise.
WHAT: Celebrate Georgia! GOTV Concert
WHEN: Sunday, January 3rd, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST
WHERE: Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way
The live event will be available on When We All Vote, Live Nation Urban, ONE Musicfest, The Root, More Than A Vote and The New Georgia Project’s YouTube channels; livestream embed code and satellite coordinates available for interested media
Savannah, GA Satellite Drive-In: St. Paul (1601 Barnard Street)
Augusta, GA Satellite Drive-In: James Brown Arena, 7th Street Parking Lot (601 Seventh Street)
WHO: Performances by Monica, Rick Ross, DJ Drama, Jack Harlow, Jeezy, Keri Hilson, DJ Mars, OHSO and Pastor Troy. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will deliver remarks. Kenny Burns and Su Solo will serve as hosts. Special messages from Michelle Obama, Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul, Common, Jidenna, Lynn Whitfield, Tracee Ellis Ross, Angela Rye, Regina Hall, Kerry Washington, Darren Criss, Sophia Bush, Tommy Dorfman, Yara Shahidi, Jeezy and Druski.
All available tickets have been distributed. Tickets for parking spaces were made available via TicketMaster on a first come, first serve basis as well as through partners and giveaways. Press interested in covering the event should email [email protected].
Additional partners for Celebrate Georgia! include Asian American Advocacy Fund, Care in Action, Emerson Collective, ESM Productions, Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund, HBCUHeroes, MTV, National Action Network, Patagonia, P68, The People’s Uprising, VoteRiders, Woke Vote, World Central Kitchen, The Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and 1,000 Women Strong.
Celebrate Georgia! will follow CDC Covid-19 protocols. The event is an effort to celebrate those that voted early and build momentum to get those who have not voted yet voted out to the polls on Election Day. Celebrate Georgia! will remind voters of their power, inspire voters to make their voices heard again, encourage volunteers and shine a light on the work happening on the ground in the Peach State.
ABOUT When We All Vote:
When We All Vote is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that brings together citizens, institutions, brands, and organizations to increase participation in every election. Launched by Michelle Obama, the organization is committed to closing the race and age voting gap and empowering all eligible voters to cast their ballot by harnessing grassroots energy, establishing strategic partnerships, and implementing digital organizing strategies, with the ultimate goal of changing the culture around voting.
Michelle Obama is joined in this effort by fellow Co-Chairs Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Megan Rapinoe, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, and Rita Wilson.
In the leadup to the 2018 Midterm Elections, When We All Vote organized over 2,500 local voter registration events across the country, engaged 200 million Americans online about the significance of voting, and texted nearly four million voters the resources to register and get out to vote.
In 2020, When We All Vote is helping to lead in voter education, registration and volunteer engagement. In response to COVID-19, When We All Vote is leading the fight for fair and safe elections by supporting the expansion of access to vote-by-mail, early in-person voting and online voter registration so every American can make their voices heard.
ABOUT New Georgia Project:
The New Georgia Project (NGP) is a 501c3 nonpartisan, Black women led civic engagement organization focused on registering, engaging and advocating for the large and growing population of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, queer Georgians, immigrants, femmes, 17.5-25 year olds and disabled people in Georgia. NGP exists to register all eligible people of color in Georgia and increase their participation in elections and has helped nearly 500,000 Georgians register to vote.
ABOUT Live Nation Urban:
Live Nation Urban (LNU) is a partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company. Specifically focusing on Hip-Hop, R&B and Gospel, LNU builds platforms, events, and festivals globally and develops dynamic content strategies based upon the live properties created. Live Nation Urban considers itself the most powerful source for live urban music. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com