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Published: 2017/09/06

Dave Matthews Band, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande, Brittany Howard, The Roots and More Confirmed for Concert for Charlottesville

Dave Matthews Band will host a free “A Concert for Charlottesville” benefit event at UVA’s Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA on September 24. The concert will also feature performances by such diverse names as Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande, Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard , The Roots and Cage the Elephant. A variety of special guests are expected.

Tickets will be allocated initially to residents of the greater Charlottesville area, as well as UVA students, faculty and staff. An online ticket request period is currently underway at 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 10AM ET.

While the concert will be free for members of the Charlottesville and University of Virginia communities, 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, and their families, first responders, and organizations devoted to the promotion of healing, unity and justice locally and nationwide. Donations can be made here

As of press time, the benefit will include Dave Matthews Band’s only 2017 performance. The Charlottesville-bred group has spent 2017 on hiatus while Matthews toured with DMB guitarist Tim Reynolds and Boyd Tinsley spent time on the road with his new rock band, Crystal Garden. DMB played their final pre-break show at George, WA’s The Gorge a year ago yesterday.

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