Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats will perform at Not One More, a two-day rally held next week in Colorado to advocate for gun control.
Not One More, which is hosted by Rateliff’s foundation The Marigold Project, will take place on October 13 and 14. The activities begin next Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is set to feature workshops, panels, and training sessions. On Saturday, October 14, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats will take the stage at 1 p.m. for a headlining performance. Openers include the Oakland roots band Fantastic Negrito and the local funk group Los Mocochetes.
Rateliff explained that his goal of this concert is to support the youth movement amid the recent school shootings, noting that “these students are what courage looks like.” He said he supports the children and their efforts to free the country’s schools and neighborhoods from gun violence and the band is partnering with both local and national non-profit organizations who are working to spread awareness of gun control.
“We believe that we can find common ground on this issue and keep our children safe,” Rateliff said.
“When we see the youth of the world wanting to make change happen, we as their elders need to respond in the correct way and listen. So it is our responsibly to try to learn and to try to create community amongst each other.
“We need to understand each other better as individuals and as people and other cultures, and continue to make a global community that we can build upon and to continue to have something for our children and our children’s children.”
The rally will take place at Denver, Colorado’s outdoor venue Levitt Pavilion.