A Concert for Charlottesville

A Concert for Charlottesville

September 24, 2017
September 24, 2017


A Concert for Charlottesville was a benefit concert held on September 24, 2017, organized by the Dave Matthews Band to raise funds for the victims killed and injured during the Unite the Right rally held from August 11–12, 2017.[2] The band labeled the event as "An Evening of Music and Unity."

Tickets for the concert were free but prioritized for the greater Charlottesville area and students, faculty, and staff of the University of Virginia.[1] Attendees were encouraged to donate to the “Concert for Charlottesville Fund,” benefiting "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.”[2]

The concert was also live-streamed to audiences around the world through platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and by Oath Inc. sites, including Tumblr and HuffPost.[3]

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Dave Matthews Band
Ariana Grande
bornJune 26, 1993
Brittany Howard
bornOctober 2, 1988
Stevie Wonder
Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist
bornMay 13, 1950

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Dave Matthews Band, also known by the initialism DMB, is an American rock band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, drummer and backing vocalist Carter Beauford, and saxophonist LeRoi Moore. Boyd Tinsley joined the band as a violinist soon after the band was formed. Moore died suddenly in August 2008 due to complications from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Grammy Award winner Jeff Coffin[4] (of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones) has since filled Moore's spot as the band's saxophonist; trumpeter Rashawn Ross and guitarist Tim Reynolds have also become full-time members of the band. Other past members include keyboardists Peter Griesar and Butch Taylor. The group's 2009 album Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King, their first after Moore's death, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, earning them their fifth consecutive number-one debut; their most recent album, 2012's Away from the World, debuted at number one on the Billboard chart, making Dave Matthews Band the first group to have six consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot (Metallica's Hardwired ... to Self Destruct in 2016 would be the second to do so).[5] As of 2010, the Dave Matthews Band has sold over 50 million records worldwide.[6]

The Dave Matthews Band is known for their annual summer-long tours of the United States and Europe, featuring lengthy improvisational renditions of their songs, accompanied by an elaborate video and lighting show. The band is known for playing the songs differently each time. This portion of the tour has become a stamp of DMB and has grown with the band since Fenton Williams began working with them in the early 1990s.[7][8]A staple of their summer tour is a three-day stint at The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington state over Labor Day weekend.


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Scott Stadium (officially the Carl Smith Center, Home of David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium), located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is the home of the Virginia Cavaliers football team. It sits on the University of Virginia's Grounds, east of Hereford College and first-year dorms on Alderman Road but west of Brown College and the Lawn.


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Community at ‘A Concert for Charlottesville’
  –  September 26, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Music legend Stevie Wonder preached a message about love and then sang “Imagine” to conclude Sunday night’s free five-hour concert at Scott Stadium organized by Dave Matthews, whose band got its start in the University of Virginia ...
Musicians take a knee at Charlottesville concert
  –  September 26, 2017
September 25, 2017, 3:33 PM | Music stars including Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder and Dave Matthews made a gesture of protest and solidarity on stage at "A Concert for Charlottesville" on Sunday, Sept. 24.
Dave Matthews Band’s Boyd Tinsley Reflects On Concert For Charlottesville
  –  September 26, 2017
On Sunday afternoon Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Chris Martin, Arianna Grande, and Stevie Wonder responded to the white nationalist violence that took place in Charlottesville with a night of music, joy, and love. Billed as a Concert for ...
Music legend helps close out ‘A Concert For Charlottesville’
  –  September 26, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Some of the biggest names in music came together Sunday night to promote unity and lift spirits in the town of Charlottesville. The Dave Matthews Band, which formed in town, organized the free concert in response to last month’s ...
'A Concert for Charlottesville': Thousands pack stadium for unity concert
  –  September 25, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thousands of people have packed a stadium in Charlottesville for a concert intended to raise money for charity and promote unity in the aftermath of this summer's white nationalist rallies. Dave Matthews, whose band got its ...
Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Dave Matthews & More Team Up for 'A Concert for Charlottesville'
  –  September 25, 2017
Dave Matthews Band -- which was founded in the college town -- headlined the Concert for Charlottesville on Sunday at the University of Virginia's Scott Stadium, where some of the biggest names in music turned out to help the town heal in the wake of ...
Pharrell Takes A Knee At The Concert For Charlottesville Because ‘That’s What The Flag Is For’
  –  September 25, 2017
It was a weekend full of political protests, thanks in part to Donald Trump’s comments on NFL players protesting by taking a knee during the national anthem. Trump called those players “son of a b*tch,” which only spurred more protests all around the ...
Justin Timberlake Delivers Soulful Cover Of ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ At ‘A Concert For Charlottesville’
  –  September 25, 2017
Justin Timberlake put on an amazing performance at ‘A Concert For Charlottesville.’ He sang hits like ‘Drink You Away,’ but there were surprises in store, too! Justin Timberlake, 36, is just too good! He put on a superstar performance at “A ...
Pharrell Williams Takes A Knee During Concert For Charlottesville
  –  September 25, 2017
He then went on to make a passionate speech about the potential of his home state and the country make him “Happy” and then went into a rendition of his smash hit from Despicable Me 2. Williams’ kneeling comes a day after Stevie Wonder took a knee ...
The Concert for Charlottesville Was a Night of Stars, Tears, and Vague Platitudes
  –  September 25, 2017
Angela Weiss, Valerie Macon, Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia—It was fitting that it fell to local hero Dave Matthews to introduce the two most moving “special guests” at Sunday night’s Concert for Charlottesville ...
Watch Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande and More Join Dave Matthews Band for A Concert For Charlottesville
  –  September 24, 2017
They're a band on a mission! In response to the recent tragic events in their hometown of Charlottesville, Dave Matthews Band is hosting an evening of music and unity at University of Virginia's Scott Stadium in Virginia on Sunday. The whole concert, which ...
Pharrell Williams Takes Knee at Charlottesville Concert: 'That's What This Flag is For'
  –  September 24, 2017
It was only a matter of time before Donald Trump was referenced at Dave Matthews' Concert for Charlottesville on Sunday night (Sept. 24) -- even if it wasn't by name. Genuflecting before the wildly cheering crowd, Williams said, "If I want to get on my ...
'A Concert for Charlottesville': Watch the Live Stream With Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, More
  –  September 24, 2017
Performers also include Pharrell Williams, Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande, The Roots, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Cage the Elephant. Dave Matthews Band is hosting an "evening of music and unity" In response to the recent events in their hometown ...
Charlottesville Residents Prepare for 'A Concert for Charlottesville'
  –  September 24, 2017
Groups of people lined up early Saturday morning to claim the remaining 3,000 tickets for “A Concert for Charlottesville,” and some even stuck around throughout the day to get a glimpse of what the concert on Sunday, September 24, will look like.
3,000 tickets available for 'A Concert for Charlottesville'; event to be livestreamed
  –  September 21, 2017
Red Light Management is giving away another 3,000 tickets to this weekend's "A Concert for Charlottesville." The tickets will be available only to those with a UVA or valid photo ID with a current local address. They will be available starting at 8 a.m ...
Livestream A Concert for Charlottesville Featuring Pharrell Williams, The Roots and More
  –  September 21, 2017
Last month, 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed when 20-year-old James Fields drove his grey Dodge Charger into the crowd at a White supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Several other counter-protesters—those opposing the initial protesters ...
Thousands wait for hours at JPJ for Concert for Charlottesville tickets
  –  September 16, 2017
After waiting in line for five hours Friday morning, Kristin Owen finally got a pair of coveted tickets to A Concert for Charlottesville, a star-studded Sept. 24 show at the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium. The free concert is being organized in ...

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