Dave Matthews Band announces all-star Concert for Charlottesville

Dave Matthews, Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Justin TImberlake & more will perform a free show

In response to the recent racial-related violence in their hometown of Charlottesville, VA, Dave Matthews Band will host an evening of music and unity that will be free for members of the Charlottesville and University of Virginia communities through an online request process. The event – produced by Live Nation, Starr Hill Presents and the University of Virginia – will take place on Sunday, September 24th at UVA’s Scott Stadium in Charlottesville.

“A Concert for Charlottesville” will feature Dave Matthews Band, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, The Roots, Cage the Elephant and special guests. 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 11th and 12th, and their families, first responders, and organizations devoted to the promotion of healing, unity and justice locally and nationwide.

Tickets will be allocated initially to residents of the greater Charlottesville area, and also to UVA students, faculty and staff. An online ticket request period is currently underway at concertforcharlottesville.com and will end on Monday, September 11th at noon ET. A handling fee of $7.50 per ticket will be charged for online requests. All tickets will be shipped via USPS or you may choose trackable UPS expedited for an additional $10 order fee. 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 15th at 10 am ET.

Seating for the event will be strictly General Admission by section on a first-come, first-served basis. All tickets will be issued as ”Best Available.” Fans may request up to a limit of two tickets through the online selection process and in person at the box office. Children under two years of age do not need a ticket for admission.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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