Rock the Vote Nights: Open for Wale w/ UCB & Tabi Bonney at 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.

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Rock the Vote Nights will present a series of shows in Washington D.C., Los Angeles and other cities throughout 2009. This special June 3 show is designed to celebrate the 22 million young people that showed up to the voting polls last November. The event is the official concert of America’s Future Now (AFN) conference. AFN is the largest gathering of progressive activists and leaders from across the country.

One Sonicbids artist will be given a $500 travel stipend and selected to open for Wale w/ UCB & Tabi Bonney at 9:30 Club.

Wale is a rapper who rides for the “DMV” – DC, Maryland and Virginia – and enjoys support from the likes of Jay-Z, Mark Ronson, Pharrell, The Roots, Bun B, and The Clipse. In the last three years, Wale has released a series of mixtapes, well-received by both fans and critics – including his two most recent, Mixtape About Nothing (2008) and 100 Miles and Running (2007). He also appeared on The Roots' single "Rising Up" from their Rising Down album, and a remix of Lily Allen's bubbly pop record, "Smile”. His well-known single “Nike Boots” features Lil’ Wayne. Wale’s debut album “Attention Deficit” will be released this summer and is on Paste Magazine's "6 More Albums to Get Excited About in 2009" list.

About Rock the Vote

For 20 years, Rock the Vote has worked with artists and musicians to engage young people in the political process. Rock the Vote’s mission is to engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country. Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election.

Rock the Vote gives young people the tools to identify, learn about, and take action on the issues that affect their lives, and leverage their power in the political process. Rock the Vote is creative, effective, and controlled by nobody’s agenda but its own. Rock the Vote empowers the 45 million young people in America who want to step up, claim their voice in the political process, and change the way politics is done.