DMB to host benefit show for Charlottesville

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The Dave Matthews Band announced Wednesday that it will host “An Evening of Music and Unity” for Charlottesville on Sept. 24 at the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium to benefit victims and respond to the fallout of last month’s white supremacist rally in the city.

Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, the Roots, Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande, Brittany Howard and Cage the Elephant are among the announced participants so far. While admission is free, the announcement encourages donations to the “Concert for Charlottesville Fund” at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.

Beneficiaries of the fund, according to the band’s website, “will include victims of the events in Charlottesville …, their families, first responders, and organizations devoted to the promotion of healing, unity and justice locally and nationwide.”

The Dave Matthews Band was formed in Charlottesville and has deep and long-standing ties to the community.