Austin has always been a city built around community and showing love for one another. After a turbulent 2020 separated us, out of necessity, we feel it’s time to safely unite the live music capital of the world. The vibrant, eclectic businesses, artists, and organizations that have shaped our city inspire us every day, and we know we can collectively overcome any hurdle thanks to the courageous spirits and brave voices in ATX. We exist to support those voices and feel there’s a home for everyone here.
Shock the Vote ATX is many things, but at its heart we’re a celebration of community.
We’re thrilled to partner with a number of incredible nonprofit organizations who live and breathe to lift up the marginalized. We also have the privilege of showcasing a calendar filled with Austin performers and neighbors who want to show an outpouring of love for the 512. Seriously, our event programming is out of this world. (Many of these events are festive and focused around the joy of Halloween. After all, it wouldn’t be Fall without a few tricks and treats.) And because we know the power that every Austinite has when they exercise their right to vote, we’re teaming up with dynamic civic organizations and city pillars like the Austin Public Library to provide valuable voter resources. Community matters and we support the right for each of you to express yourself individually and as a group for the betterment of our city, state, and nation. We believe that participation in any of these arenas will energize Austin.
Thank you in advance for your support of our program. Together, we’ll strengthen an already outstanding community in a time when it’s most needed. Your positivity and participation are exactly why Austin is a one-of-a-kind city and one that our team loves more every day.
—Adam Sweeney, Founder, Shock the Vote ATX