Shaking Election Jitters

The Savvy Screener has compiled the following selection of free streaming shows that might help you shake those Election Day jitters — before, during and after the day itself.

Today, Monday, November 2

Public Forum: We the People, 8 pm ET on the web and YouTube

Public Forum: We The People

From New York City’s Public Theater, We the People is described as a “celebration of community, solidarity and hope” through testimony, video postcards, music and poetry. Starring Adrienne Warren (Tony nominee for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical and Shuffle Along), Brandon Victor Dixon (Emmy nominee for NBCs Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert; Tony nominee for The Color Purple and Shuffle Along) and others. For more, visit

Election Day, Tuesday, November 3

#IVoted, noon to 2 am ET, with instructions on accessing the webcast available after RSVP


Dozens of bands and solo acts will play short sets on 18 stages in this mammoth undertaking. (We’ll be tuned in at 11:30 pm when Raul Malo of The Mavericks plays the Florida stage’s final set!) You can see the festival’s entire schedule here, and RSVP in advance here by providing proof that you’ve voted or just posting a selfie tagged with @IVOTEDFESTIVAL.

Wednesday, November 4

Toshi Reagon’s Post-Election Concert: No Matter What, 7 pm ET on the web, YouTube and right here:

Singer-musician Toshi Reagon (of BigLovely), who does this Public Theater show every four years, “will be joined by special guests to address the future of America.”

“I do the Post-Election show to address the election and the continuation of systems that govern the United States of America. It is important to gather, sing, and hear from each other,” Reagon said. “A gathering after an election says we are here, and we are carrying on with this life no matter what.”

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About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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