Dave Matthews Band to headline 'Concert for Charlottesville'

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  • September 24 concert will be free for residents, University of Virginia students
  • some other acts include Justin Timberlake along with Pharrell Williams

The band announced plans Wednesday to headline a “Concert for Charlottesville” on September 24 at the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium.

Charlottesville was the scene of clashes last month between white supremacists along with counterprotesters of which ended in arrests along with the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer after a car plowed into a crowd.
Related: Heather Heyer died ‘fighting for what she believed in’

The concert will feature some other high-profile acts such as Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, the Roots along with Cage the Elephant.

The event is usually free for Charlottesville residents along with students at the University of Virginia, nevertheless concertgoers are encouraged to make a donation to the “Concert for Charlottesville Fund.”

Beneficiaries of the fund will include victims of the events of August 11 along with 12 in Charlottesville, their families, first responders along with organizations devoted to the promotion of healing, unity along with justice locally along with nationwide.

The Dave Matthews Band was formed in Charlottesville in 1991. The planned concert will bring the band together a year after group members decided to take an indefinite hiatus.

Dave Matthews Band to headline 'Concert for Charlottesville'

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