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Two's a Charm
Dave Matthews Band Announces Second Charlottesville Benefit Concert

March 27, 2001 -- On March 26, the Dave Matthews Band announced a second Charlottesville benefit concert that — if sold out like the first one — could add as much at $2.5 million to a community endowment that is distributed to local charities.

The 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.

John 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.

"In 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."

Like the first concert, there will be a special ticket pre-sale lottery on Friday, March 30, for U.Va. students and Charlottesville-area residents at the Scott Stadium Box Office. Numbered and color-coded wristbands will be distributed between 4 and 5 p.m. at Scott Stadium's southeast gate. At 5 p.m., the color and number for the first ticket to be sold will be drawn. Tickets will be sold from 6 to 10 p.m.

NOTE: Everyone who arrives between 4 and 5 p.m. will have an equal chance to the first ticket. Under this lottery system, there is no advantage to coming early.
The ticket price is $46.50, cash or major credit card only. No checks will be accepted. Each purchase is limited to 4 seats on the field or 6 in the stands.

Ticketmaster will also take telephone orders from local residents after 6 p.m. Friday, March 30, at (804) 262-8100 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. at Scott Stadium, all Ticketmaster outlets, and at Ticketmaster's phone and web site.

For more details, go to www.davematthewsband.com/scottstadium.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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