It’s not too early to start talking about the 2017 edition of Concert Across America because this year the organizers have come up with a pretty neat way to get everyone involved in this musical effort to help end gun violence.  In addition to concerts and events all over the United States the weekend of September 23-24, there’s also going to be a really fun opportunity for everyone not to just be attending a performance, but also being part of the performance, and the idea goes like this.

  • Listen to Alternate Routes sing their great song, ‘Nothing More,’ and then download the lyrics from the concert website.
  • Take a video of you and your friends singing the song with our without musical accompaniment (you can also download sheet music.)
  • Then post your video on YouTube or Facebook between September 21 and September with the hashtag #ConcertAcrossAmerica and make sure to set the privacy settings to Public so that the concert organizers can count your video.
  • And don’t forget to blast these instructions out to everyone else!

This concert is going to be a big, beautiful deal and I will publish many more columns about this event as we get closer to the concert date itself. But in the meantime, I just want to get all of you started on your video as soon as you can.

And of course please, please go to the website, buy a shirt, sign up, do whatever you can.