Austin bands perform to encourage voter registration

A band is on the move on the corner of Sixth Street and I-35 at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Music People is holding a two-day music event called ‘United We Jam’ to encourage Austinites to register to vote.

The nonprofit will have volunteers posted at different music venues around the city. Bands like Little Mikey and the Soda Jerks and Slowtrain will be performing on Friday, Aug. 29 and Saturday, Aug. 30. AMP volunteers will also be on hand to help fans register to vote and answer any questions.

According to the AMP website, most venues will charge a $5 for the show and a portion of the proceeds benefit AMP. For a full list of bands and venues, you can visit the do512 website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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