The upcoming “Pod Save America, Live at the Greek Theatre” event on Aug. 17 will benefit four organizations who work to protect the vote across America. The benefit is part of Crooked Media’s Vote Save America initiative, an extensive platform to register and engage voters around progressive policy ideas and candidates.
“Pod Save America, Live at the Greek” will feature special performances from comedian Amanda Seales, the Los Angeles-based rock duo Best Coast, and Jim James, the acclaimed solo artist and front man of My Morning Jacket, with additional acts and special guests to be announced. Emmy-winning journalist Jemele Hill will co-host.
“If you don’t come to the Greek and support these amazing organizations, you basically hate democracy. Didn’t the Greeks create democracy? We learned that in school, right? Or maybe it was that movie ‘300’? Either way, don’t disrespect them in their own house,” said all of the Crooked Media founders at once.
Through their ticket purchases, attendees will support voting rights organizations Vote.org, Election Protection, the National Redistricting Foundation and Think Social Impact.
“Voting is the most powerful way to fix what’s happening to our democracy, but it’s not always as easy as it should be,” said Shaniqua McClendon, political director of Crooked Media. “And in some instances, there are people deliberately making it even harder. From registering new voters in under-engaged communities and fighting voter suppression in real-time to taking on political parties drawing district lines in their favor, these four groups are tackling the biggest obstacles keeping us from the progressive future we want to see. We’re proud to lend a hand and connect our audience with their meaningful work, because this election is a fight for our democracy, and we’re playing for keeps.”
“Pod Save America, Live at the Greek” marks the first time a podcast has hosted a show at the historic theater in Los Angeles, and the celebrated venue offers an opportunity to build an exciting evening of entertainment and inspiration beyond the limits of a typical taping.
The show will begin at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $39.75 to $99.75, plus applicable service charges. The Greek Theatre is located at 2700 N. Vermont Ave. For information, visit crooked.com/events or votesaveamerica.com, or call (844)524-7335.
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