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Grizzly Bear playing a Bernie Sanders rally in Prospect Park this Sunday

UPDATE: This show happened. Read about it HERE.

Grizzly Bear
photo via Ed’s Instagram

There’s a Bernie Sanders rally going down in Brooklyn on Sunday (4/17) in Prospect Park, and hometown heroes Grizzly Bear are headlining it. Here are the details:

Join Bernie Sanders for a Prospect Park rally featuring special guests Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Danny DeVito, Justin Long, and Grizzly Bear.

Music starts at 3:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served. General admission entrance located at East side of park near the boathouse.

For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners on sticks will not be allowed through security. Public transit is encouraged. No public parking available on site.

RSVP HERE.

The above photo, which also features actors Kendrick Sampson, Kal Penn and Shailene Woodley, is part of a college tour Ed was just on, and which also stopped by NYU.

Half of Grizzly Bear just released their cover of “Terrapin Station” for the upcoming Grateful Dead tribute album. Listen to that if you haven’t already:

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Grizzly Bear also endorsed Bernie on Facebook:

Hey all,

Today is super Tuesday and I’m sure many of you are aware. There are a lot of candidates and opinions out there, and a lot of healthy debate. We would like to urge you all to use your voice and vote!

As a band we’ve talked about the candidates and what’s at stake in this election, and we’ve all come to support Bernie Sanders. Through his history and voting record he has proven his commitment to economic and social justice, as well as a determination to confront the climate crisis facing our planet. He has spoken out more than any other candidate against the outsized influence of corporate money in our political system, which undermines our basic democratic process and disrupts our ability as a country to make decisions for the greater good.

Of course voting is a personal choice, and we respect that you may disagree or have your own reasons for supporting a different candidate. But we feel it’s important to stand up for what you believe in and make your voice heard however you can. I hope everyone uses their voice today either by voting or urging others to vote, it’s an important process and apathy is the enemy.

All the best and much love
Chris, Chris, Dan, and Ed

UPDATE: Vampire Weekend are playing a Bernie Sanders rally in Washington Square Park on Wednesday, and TV on the Radio are playing in Long Island City.

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