Print Posted on 09/07/2017 in Music Artists

Charlottesville: Dave Matthews, Timberlake, Grande, Pharrell Williams to play free concert

Charlottesville: Dave Matthews, Timberlake, Grande, Pharrell Williams to play free concert

, mcalello@newsleader.com, News Leader

CHARLOTTESVILLE – In response to the white supremacist rally in their hometown of Charlottesville, Dave Matthews Band will host an evening of music and unity that will be free for members of the Charlottesville area and University of Virginia communities.

The concert features the Dave Matthews Band, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Chris Stapleton, The Roots, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Cage the Elephant and others.

While tickets are free, donations are encouraged to the Concert for Charlottesville Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.

Beneficiaries of the fund will include victims of the white supremacist rally, their families, first responders and organizations devoted to the promotion of healing, unity and justice locally and nationwide. To donate, go to: DMBOnlineDonations.

The event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 24, at UVA’s Scott Stadium in Charlottesville. 

Justin Timberlake performs songs from best original song nominee "Can't Stop the Feeling," from "Trolls" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)


Gates open at 3:30 p.m. The concert is rain or shine. 

Tickets will be prioritized to Charlottesville residents, UVA students, faculty and staff and residents of the adjacent counties.

Online ticket requests will be accepted until noon Monday, Sept. 11.

If you are selected to receive tickets, a handling fee of $7.50 will be charged for online requests. A limited number of tickets will be available at no service fee at John Paul Jones Arena's walk-up box office on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. 

Placing a ticket request or showing up at the JPJ box office does not guarantee you will receive tickets since the quantities of tickets available are limited.

SEATING

Seating within each section will be on a first-come, first-served basis. When placing an online ticket request you may choose from these options: Best Available, Stands Only or ADA/ TD Mobility. Inquire about handicapped-accessible seating at the time of ticket request; do not wait until the day of the show.

Pharrell Williams arrives at the Special Screening of "True and the Rainbow Kingdom" at The Grove on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo: Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)


A general admission field ticket is standing room only. No chairs will be provided or permitted on the field, except in designated accessible sections with a corresponding field accessible ticket. You may occupy any seat that is empty in your assigned section in the stands.

All tickets will be issued as ”Best Available.” This means that the ticketing system will select the section that you are assigned to for general admission. General admission seating means that once you arrive at your seating section you may select any seat that is empty. It is okay to reserve your seat with a coat, bag or other personal item, however there is no guarantee that another individual may move your items and take your seat.

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