Country superstar Chris Stapleton is joining a diverse and star-studded cast of musicians for A Concert For Charlottesville.
The concert takes place on Sept. 24 at Scott Stadium, home to the University of Virginia’s football team. It packs more than 60,000 people for football games, so expect throngs of people at the concert.
And the coolest part? It’s totally free for Charlottesville residents and University of Virginia students, faculty and staff. All they have to do is request tickets in time. All of the seating and on-field admission is general admission. So if you plan on going, get there early for a great spot.
After residents of Charlottesville, if tickets remain, residents from other counties in Virginia get priority. Then it opens up to anybody (but don’t count on any tickets being available after Virginia).
But they organizers also request people make donations to the Concert For Charlottesville Fund. That fund benefits victims of the recent violence in Charlottesville, as well as first responders and “promotion of healing, unity and justice locally and nationwide.”
The whole concert started with Dave Matthews Band, which originated in the tiny college town. And it makes sense too, since Dave Matthews Band rose to fame through touring universities. Other acts include Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande and The Roots.
Charlottesville was thrust into the spotlight in August after white nationalists, the KKK and other hate groups chose the spot to organize a demonstration. Dozens of counter protesters were injured and one killed when a white nationalist drove his car into the crowd.
Chris Stapleton is in the middle of touring his new album From A Room: Volume 1, which came out in May. He also has the second volume lined up for release sometime later this year.