Patty Griffin, Anais Mitchell, and Sara Watkins to Co-Headline League of Women Voters' Use Your Voice Tour
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:42:47
In a very timely billing, singer-songwriters Patty Griffin, Anaïs Mitchell , and Sara Watkins are teaming up for a major U.S. tour to mobilize constituents for the 2016 election and get out the vote. The "Use Your Voice Tour 2016" is produced by Columbia Artists Management LLC and organized by the League of Women Voters. It kicks off February 12 at St. Petersburg, FL's Mahaffey Theatre.
But before you start singing "Suffragette City," League president Elisabeth MacNamara says the 38-date tour is being staged for the benefit of all voters, not just women. The League, which conducts "nonpartisan voter registration, education and mobilization year-round, every year with the goal of empowering millions of voters to participate and ensure they have fair and equal access to the vote," aims "to make sure all voices are heard on Election Day 2016," MacNamara said. "We're ready to help fans get the election information they need, whether it's how to update their voter registration, find easy-to-understand local candidate and voting information, or learn about getting involved in the League's work."
There's perhaps no better way to underscore the effort than with this Hotel Cafe-styled tour, which coincides with the historical drama Suffragette, as well as Griffin's most recent album, Servant of Love. Accompanied by the dulcet tones of Nickel Creek co-founder Sara Watkins and the folk stylings of Anais Mitchell, the Use Your Voice tour is shaping up to be a tidy democratic rally and Lilith Fair, all in one.
League of Women Voters' Use Your Voice Tour featuring Patty Griffin, Anais Mitchell, and Sara Watkins
12 - Mahaffey Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
13 - Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center - Jacksonville, FL
16 - Hodgson Hall - Athens, GA
17 - Opelika Center for Performing Arts - Opelika, AL
18 - Egyptian Ballroom - Atlanta, GA
19 - Clemens Fine Arts Center - Paducah, KY
20 - Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts - Lexington, KY
23 - Peace Center Concert Hall - Greenville, SC
25 - Ferguson Center for the Arts Concert Hall - Newport News, VA
26 - Page Auditorium - Durham, NC
27 - Camp Concert Hall - Richmond, VA
28 - Shaftman Performance Hall - Roanoke, VA
1 - Music Center at Strathmore - North Bethesda, MD
2 - Grand Opera House - Wilmington, DE
3 - Weis Center of the Performing Arts - Lewisburg, PA
4 - Mayo Performing Arts Center Theatre - Morristown, NJ
5 - Jorgensen Auditorium - Storrs, CT
6 - Kelley Theatre - Fairfield, CT
8 - Fuller Hall - St. Johnsbury, VT
9 - Hart Theatre - Albany, NY
10 - Sanders Theatre - Boston, MA
11 - Music Hall Portsmouth - Portsmouth, NH
12 - Music Hall Tarrytown - Tarrytown, NY
13 - Wilkins Theatre - Union, NJ
15 - Strand Theatre - York, PA
16 - Eisenhower Auditorium - University Park, PA
18 - Dave Finkelman Auditorium - Middletown, OH
19 - Macomb Center for the Performing Arts - Clinton Township, MI
20 - Palladium Center for Performing Arts - Carmel, IN
22 - Bass Concert Hall - Austin, TX
23 - Tobin Center for the Performing Arts - San Antonio, TX
24 - Dosey Doe Coffee House - Houston, TX
25 - Granada Theater - Dallas, TX
26 - Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre - Hutchinson, KS
28 - The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium - St. Paul, MN
30 - Jackson Hall - Davis, CA
31 - Uptown Theatre - Napa, CA
1 - California Center for the Arts Concert Hall - Escondido, CA
2 - Great Hall - Northridge, CA
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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