Chris Meyer

It has been announced that all proceeds from tonight’s HeadCount Participation Tour event at NYC’s Highline Ballroom will go to City Harvest, to help provide meals for Hurricane Sandy victims. Tonight’s show has an all-star lineup which includes Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, North Mississippi Allstars brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson, and special guests Bela Fleck, Eric Krasno, Questlove, Amy Helm and Scott Metzger. Previously announced Anders Osborne had to back out of tonight’s show due to issues with the hurricane.

“Participation is about more than voting. It means being an active part of a community,” said HeadCount’s executive director Andy Bernstein in regards to the proceeds going to Hurricane Sandy victims. “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. At the tour finale on November 5, a guitar signed by all the performing artists will also be available via silent auction.

City Harvest is a great organization that has brought food to many of the city’s less fortunate, low-income, and hungry men, women and children. For 30 years they have made it their mission to distribute good food from restaurants that would otherwise go to waste, as well as to educate and give real solutions to those that need the assistance. For more information about City Harvest, click here.

You can purchase General Admission and VIP tickets to tonight’s event here.