Chris Stapleton Booked for Concert for Charlottesville Event
Many celebrities stood up and spoke out after a group of white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazis marched on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Va., in August. One woman was killed when a car slammed into counter-protesters rallying against the white nationalists who gathered in the city.
Now, several artists from different genres have joined forces for a Concert for Charlottesville, which promises an evening of music and unity.
Dave Matthews Band will host the event — Matthews is from Charlottesville — at the University of Virginia's Scott Stadium on Sept. 24. In addition to DMB, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, the Roots and Cage the Elephant will perform.
The concert is free for members of the Charlottesville and University of Virginia communities, though they must request tickets online. Those attending are encouraged to make a donation to the Concert for Charlottesville Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Money raised will be distributed to 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.
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