Show of Hands

Show of Hands is a free, community event produced by synerG young professionals. The experience was created with the intent to make sure voters ages 18-39 can begin or continue to build the young-adult voter momentum in Greensboro by offering on-the-ground accessibility and voter resources.

Show of Hands 2016 - September 21 at Revolution Mill 
6-10:30pm , 900 Revolution Mill Drive

Register to vote
Connect with cadidates and civic organizations
Learn about the November Ballot

Join the event on Facebook here and invite your friends. 
Performances by:
10:00 SkyBlew

Also join us from 4:30 to 6:30pm for Shaking of Hands and network with candidates.

Special thanks to our funders & sponsors for making this event possible:
SJ Edwards Foundation
Revolution Mill
The City of Greensboro
Yes! Weekly
Home State Apparel
Deal Printing
Chamber of Commerce


Show of Hands 2015 - September 24 from 5:30-11pm

Music lovers, foodies, civic reformers — Show of Hands invites you to its 2015 concert, presented in collaboration with the Mosaic Festival and Dance From Above on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Downtown Greenway Morehead Park Underpass!

At the show, you can register to vote in the November election, meet local candidates, and get info on the November ballot, all while feasting on amazing international treats from a variety of vendors, enjoying delicious craft beers, and dancing to a lineup of switched-on sonic innovators from home and abroad.

The event is FREE for all ages, but don't forget cash for food and beverages! Join the event on Facebook and invite your friends. 

The lineup:
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) DJ Set (Warp/NYC):
Little People (UK):
Sinkane DJ Set (DFA/NYC):
Quilla (Canada/Peru/GSO):
Ismo One (Niger/Durham):

Live visual art projected onto the underpass provided by thefacesblur. An afterparty featuring an encore performance by UK producer Little People will take place at the Crown at the Carolina Theatre.

Show of Hands is produced by Face to Face Greensboro and synerG in partnership with CWS Greensboro and Dance From Above.

Special Thanks to our 2015 sponsors: The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Yes! Weekly, The City of Greensboro, Carey Sound, WUAG, WQFS, Deal Printing, and Home State Apparel! 


About the performers:
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) is a dance-rock band from California on the verge of releasing its sixth full length LP on Warp Records. Nic Offer, the band’s famously electric frontman and lead singer, will channel his inexhaustible charisma into a DJ set that will leave no hips unmoved.

Little People is Laurent Clerc, an Anglo-Swiss producer now based in the United Kingdom. His sound is equally informed by hip-hop and downtempo, as he effortlessly combines warm synths, intricate melodies and lush string arrangements.

Sinkane is Ahmed Gallab a Sudanese-American musician known for blending elements of jazz, funk, krautrock, Afro-pop and countless other influences to create something refreshing and unexpected. After his full band’s live show touched on the sounds of Fela Kuti and Jerry Garcia alike at Dance From Above’s May show, he will make his way back to Greensboro to pull from his full quiver of influences for one of his much-praised DJ sets.

Quilla (a name inspired by the Quechua word for “moon”) is a Canadian-Peruvian songwriter, vocalist and keyboardist from Montreal who resides in Greensboro. Weaving layers of infectious beats, piano melodies and mesmerizing vocal loops, Quilla's music is a refreshing blend of indie pop and house music. Her debut album 'Beautiful Hybrid' (Ritual Fire, 2014) was met with critical acclaim. “Quilla is a multi-talented, multifaceted, hyper literate songstress offering a fresh perspective, and fascinating imagery," (Flush Magazine). Quilla is also a featured vocalist on fifteen dance music singles released by labels such as Revealed Recordings, Armada Music and Universal Music.

Ismo One’s relationship with music began in the bush of Niger singing traditional Fulani songs of while herding cattle from dawn until dusk. At the age of 12 he moved to Niamey the capital of Niger. As a young teenager in Niamey he joined a theatre troupe and stood out through his singing. After a few years in theatre he ventured on as a solo artist rapping in his mother tongue, Fulfude. Ismo One has evolved to singing in four languages (Fulfude, Zarma, French and English) with subject matter covering politics, happiness, love, life, and conflict. Ismo One imagines all his own original beats and works with producer Chaka Harley of Playground Studios to bring them to life. His passion is singing to the Youth of Africa inspired by both vice and virtues of his fellow Africans. He ignites the minds of people everywhere with his voice and lyrics. He has been invited to perform internationally in Belgium, France, Niger, Tunisia, and the United States.


Show of Hands focused on voter education, registration and awareness for 2014. The event brought together groups and demographics of people typically not in the same room to increase the political dialogue in Greensboro and empowered young people to engage in local politics and community decisions that affect them. The partnership for 2014 with the Mosaic Festival added to a more diverse crowd than in year’s past. Along with the different political and refugee groups represented at the event, the music played a large role in understanding other cultures. We had a Malaysian pop star, Yuna, and a rapper Well$, who is the son of Congolese immigrants.          

Show of Hands Sponsors:
synerG, Face to Face, Greensboro Jaycees, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, SJ Edwards Foundation, the City of Greensboro, BlueZoom, NC Home, Deal Printing, Premedia Group Alliance Management, BMG Properties, Boundless Impact, Deuterman Law Group, Proximity Hotel, the Biltmore Hotel, Geeksboro Coffee House, Smyth Jewelers, The Worx, and Yes! Weekly

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