Pearl Jam announced on Sunday it will be hosting Festival @ Griz Stadium on Aug. 13, prior to its evening Rock2Vote concert.
The event, which will be free and open to the public, will feature progressive Montana nonprofits such as Forward Montana, Montana Native Vote, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana and Montana Conservation Voters. The partners, which were announced in April, will be available to register and educate voters, according to a press release.
There will also be an array of interactive activities for all ages curated by the Zootown Arts Community Center and Forward Montana, showcasing a variety of local artists, musicians and activists.
“We're really excited to create a fun space for our favorite progressive groups to share their stories…,” said Pearl Jam bassist and Montana native Jeff Ament. “Cuts to the state budget have significantly reduced service to some of Montana's most vulnerable and we stand with the organizations providing critical service to our neighbors,” Ament said.
The festival will be held in the Grizzly tailgate area north of Washington-Grizzly Stadium from 3 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 13.