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Gen Z: Vote the Future
GEN Z: Vote the Future
Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 | 7–10 p.m. | Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
$5 | Purchase tickets at the door
Your vote, your voice! Partnering with Rock the Native Vote, this non-partisan event is an informative experience for the newest voting bloc. Hear music from live Indigenous bands while community organizers host Q&A’s that engage audiences on topics important to the 18–24 year old demographic. Create unique designs at button making stations while food trucks keep you cool and fed during a hot summer night. This is an alcohol and drug free event.
Why your voice matters:
- Oklahoma is second in the nation with the highest population of voting-age Native peoples
- One-in-ten eligible voters in the 2020 elections were classified as Generation Z
- In 2020, 24 million eligible voters were between the ages of 18 and 23
- According to National Congress of the Americans Indians, 1.2 million Native Americans are not registered to vote across the country
Battle of the Bands
Emerging Indigenous bands will compete to win a grand prize sponsored by Skydance Brewery. Performances will take place in FAM Five Moons Theater—don’t miss the opportunity to vote on your facorite!
AJ Harvey (Ponca/Pawnee/Hidatsa)
AJ has been performing since he was 14 years old. He has spent the last two years playing in the Norman and Oklahoma City music scenes. Recently played at VZD’s in Oklahoma City, the Blue note and the 51st speakeasy. Other places include the hard rock in Tulsa and Tower Theater. Make sure to check out AJ’s new single, Hazel, coming out August 26!
Olivia Komahcheet (Comanche/Otoe-Missouria)
Olivia is a nomadic-bred multi-instrumentalist and emerging score composer whose artistry encapsulates multiple signature cross-genre soundscapes. Komahcheet’s natural blend of organic sounds and downtempo bedroom-lofi beats embodies her unique and ever-evolving music style as an emerging artist and composer blending together elements of alternative neo soul, and indie-electronic. She intertwines her knowledge as an independent artist and realizes the importance of positive encouragement towards healthy creative outlets at a young age.
The Osceola Brothers (Seminole/Kiowa)
The Osceola Brothers (Kiowa/Seminole Tribe of Florida) are an Indigenous hard rock power trio coming up out of Hollywood, Fla. with Nashville, Tenn. being their second home. Their sound combines our love of raw, adrenaline-fueled, glam punk and heavy metal, with the pain, grit, truth and soul of the blues. With a new release on the rise, they excited to share their message of hope, healing and power.