Matthews Band announces second benefit concert in Charlottesville
March 26, the Dave Matthews Band announced a second Charlottesville
benefit concert that if sold out like the first one could
add as much as $2.5 million to a community endowment that is distributed
to local charities.
second will be held at Scott Stadium at 6 p.m. April 22, the day
after the band's already-sold out April 21 benefit.
Redick, the head of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Community Foundation
and administrator of the band's Bama Works Fund, said scheduling
the back-to-back concerts in Scott Stadium minimizes concert expenses
and allows for a greater gift to the community. Redick thanked
both the city and the University for their cooperation and support
of the upcoming events.
the last 18 months the band's Bama Works Fund has distributed
more than half a million dollars to 25 community organizations
in such areas as youth, the disadvantaged, preservation and the
environment," Redick said. "Their giving addresses issues
that are meaningful to individual band members and important to
the quality of life in our community."
the first concert, there will be a special ticket pre-sale lottery
on March 30, for U.Va. students and Charlottesville-area residents
at the Scott Stadium Box Office at 4 p.m. At 6 p.m., area residents
also can order tickets by calling (804) 262-8100 or going to www.ticketmaster.com.
Tickets for the general public will go on sale March 31 at 10
details, go to www.davematthewsband.com/scottstadium.