Due to anticipated high interest, the Oct. 11 Rock the Vote concert hosted by Wake Forest University will be moved to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Organizers are now preparing for a crowd of 10,000 for this free concert.
Other sites had originally been announced for this event, including the coliseum’s annex. The Winston-Salem Convention and Visitors Bureau and Southern Hospitality (Ramada Plaza, Ramada Clemmons, Super 8 University, Super 8 Clemmons and Wingate Inn) are teaming with Wake Forest to host the event.
The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Rock band Hootie and the Blowfish, rap artist Rah Digga and alternative singer Daniel Cage will perform beginning at 7 p.m.
Rock the Vote is a non-partisan group that works to increase youth participation in the political process. The Oct. 11 concert is part of the group’s Election 2000 Bus Tour that features on-site voter registration.
Invitations to the concert have been extended to the Bush and Gore campaigns, and to third party candidates.
The bands will break from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. as the crowd watches the live telecast of the debate from Wake Forest’s Wait Chapel. The event will end at midnight.
Parking will be available at the coliseum parking lot for $5.
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