The Apollo Theater and SiriusXM announced today that they will present Say It Loud…With Your VOTE!, a bi-partisan political special at the Apollo on Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 pm. The exclusive event, produced in association with SiriusXM, is part of the Apollo Theater Uptown Hall series and will air across multiple SiriusXM channels debuting on November 2.
Moderated by SiriusXM’s Urban View channel hosts Karen Hunter and Reverend Al Sharpton, Say it Loud…with Your VOTE! will feature a panel of SiriusXM hosts and contributors from across its wide-ranging talk and political channels, including Urban View host Joe Madison; former Chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele; Progress’ Zerlina Maxwell and Jess McIntosh; SiriusXM’s Chief Washington Correspondent Olivier Knox; and Breitbart contributor and Patriot channel host Sonnie Johnson.
Say It Loud…with Your VOTE! will address a variety of issues at the forefront of voters’ minds leading up to the midterm elections. The event will also feature insights from L. Joy Williams – host of Sunday Civics on Urban View – and performances by the National Action Network’s Change Choir, Urban Word NYC’s Dena Igusti, and New World Warrior. DJs Torae and Nina 9 from SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation channel will provide pre-show entertainment. Voter registration tables will also be set up in the lobby of the Apollo Theater.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with the Apollo Theater on this important discussion ahead of the midterm elections,” said Dave Gorab, SiriusXM’s Vice President and General Manager of Talk Programming. “Together with the Apollo, we have assembled an outspoken panel from across the political spectrum to engage with a passionate and civic-minded audience for what will be an unforgettable event.”
“For nearly 85 years, the Apollo Theater has been a space for engagement, attracting speakers ranging from artists to activists, pundits to presidents. We are happy to work with SiriusXM for Say It Loud… With Your VOTE!, an event that continues that tradition,” said Kamilah Forbes, Apollo Theater’s Executive Producer.
The Apollo’s Uptown Hall series is a gathering place for people from across New York City to have community conversations about key issues. Past Uptown Hall presenters include Harry Belafonte, Majora Carter, David N. Dinkins, Michael Brandon Dougherty, Michael Eric Dyson, Nelson George, Melissa Harris-Perry, Akemi Kechiyama, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Khalil Muhammad, Al Sharpton, Melinda Weeks-Laidlaw, and Armstrong Williams.
Say It Loud… With Your VOTE! will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm ET. The midterm election-themed event is free to the public with advanced registration.
Say It Loud…With Your VOTE! will air across several of SiriusXM’s talk and political channels, including P.O.T.U.S. (channel 124), Patriot (channel 125), Urban View (channel 126), and Progress (channel 127) – premiering on Friday, November 2 at 6:00 pm ET on Urban View.
SiriusXM subscribers with streaming access can hear Say It Loud…With Your VOTE! on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, Sony PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more.