Dave Matthews Band Announce Charlottesville Benefit Concert

By Stu Kelly / September 6, 2017

The rumor mill had been circling for weeks about an alleged benefit concert for Charlottesville featuring Dave Matthews Band coming out of their 2017 hiatus. While 2017 has been a busy year for Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, the full band has taken the year off to rest and spend time with family. Today the rumors came to fruition as DMB announced a huge star-studded lineup of talent to come together and support Charlottesville dubbed “A Concert For Charlottesville.” The current events in Charlottesville have inspired the Dave Matthews Band to give back to their hometown and help restore the vibrant community they know so well. 

“A Concert For Charlottesville” will feature Dave Matthews Band, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Chris Stapleton, The Roots, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Cage the Elephant and special guests on Sunday, September 24, at UVA’s Scott Stadium in Charlottesville. The event will be free. 

Tickets will be allocated initially to residents of the city of Charlottesville and the adjacent counties, and also to UVA students, faculty and staff with a valid University ID.  An online ticket request period is underway at www.concertforcharlottesville.com and will end on Monday, September 11 at Noon ET.  A limited number of tickets will also be available at a walk-up, no service charge box office at John Paul Jones Arena, on Friday, September 15 at 10 a.m. ET.

Please visit concertforcharlottesville.com for tickets and information.

While tickets are free, attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the “Concert for Charlottesville Fund” at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Beneficiaries of the fund will include victims of the events in Charlottesville on August 11 and 12, their families, first responders, and organizations devoted to the promotion of healing, unity and justice locally and nationwide.

Click here to make a donation.


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