Willie Nelson, The Lumineers, Dave Matthews to play fundraiser for Hickenlooper’s Senate marketing campaign


Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Dave Matthews, Nathaniel Rateliff and different musical luminaries will come collectively Sept. 30 to shine a lightweight on former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s marketing campaign for the U.S. Senate.
“Hick-a-Palooza,” because the digital occasion is known as, will characteristic performances from a string of acts that the Democratic former governor and Denver mayor booked to boost cash for his combat in opposition to incumbent Republican Sen. Cory Gardner.
“Whereas we’d not be capable of go to music festivals this yr, on September 30th John Hickenlooper will deliver collectively quite a lot of musical acts for a one-time digital live performance solely for marketing campaign volunteers and supporters,” organizers wrote in a press assertion.
As of Sept. 10, Hickenlooper held a slim lead over Gardner, 51% to 46%, in a phone survey of 800 doubtless voters performed by the bipartisan polling companies of Fabrizio Ward and Hart Analysis between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5. The ballot was paid for by AARP and has a 3.6% margin of error.
The lineup continues to be being finalized, however organizers have confirmed appearances from Nelson, Raitt, Matthews, Previous Crow Drugs Present, Rateliff, Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, Michael Franti, Spirit of Grace, Todd Park Mohr of Huge Head Todd and the Monsters, Jeff Hanna & Jaime Hanna of The Nitty Gritty Grime Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Reminders and Raquel Garcia.
Extra artists are anticipated to verify within the coming days. The precise RSVP particulars can be introduced quickly for the 6:15-8:15 p.m. occasion on Sept. 30.
“People will be capable of watch the occasion on-line in the event that they’ve donated or have accomplished a volunteer shift for our marketing campaign,” a marketing campaign spokesman instructed The Denver Submit on Monday.
Hickenlooper has lengthy been referred to as a music-friendly politician, showing on stage to introduce bands (as in previous Underground Music Showcases, which had been sponsored by The Denver Submit) and even often taking part in guitar or banjo with them, as he has at Pink Rocks Amphitheatre.
Hickenlooper has additionally been a longtime pal of Chuck Morris, the Colorado-based mega-promoter who not too long ago retired from AEG Presents Rocky Mountains — which is owned by Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz, and which promotes the vast majority of big-ticket live shows within the area.
Morris not too long ago joined Colorado State College to launch a brand new music-business program in Fort Collins, however has vowed to assist Hickenlooper in his nationwide political combat.
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