Later this month, the veteran Seattle rockers and the Hamilton creator come together for a special fundraising event, ahead of the all-important Georgia senate runoff election.
Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron are confirmed along with Miranda for the one-night event on Dec. 16, which will raise money to engage the Georgia Latino community less than a month out from the Senate runoff.
“I’ve long admired Pearl Jam’s music and commitment to advocacy—and their music has made an impact on me since I was a teenager,” says Miranda in a statement. “I haven’t met them yet, but have wanted to for a long time. We thought it would be fun to meet in front of our fans, while raising awareness and resources to make sure we get out the vote for the Georgia runoff election.”
Also, actor, comedian and Georgia native Wayne Brady will emcee the event, which kicks off 8.30pm ET and streams exclusively on virtual venue Looped.
The night is billed as an “intimate conversation” on inspiration, art and activism, proceeds from which will support the Latino Victory Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, and The Hispanic Federation.
Why is the Jan. 5, 2021 runoff so important? On that date, the state of Georgia is holding elections for both U.S. Senate seats, the outcome of which will determine which party controls the Senate.
Currently, Republicans hold a slim majority at 50-48.
If Democrat challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock beat the Republican incumbents, the Blue team would assume control of the Senate, placing president-elect Joe Biden in a better position for introducing policy changes.
“Georgia came through for America,” explains Eddie Vedder, frontman of the Rock Hall-inducted Pearl Jam, “and now it’s time for America to come through for Georgia,”
Tickets are available now for donations starting at $10.
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