This past August, the city of Charlottesville, Virginia was shaken by a rally-turned riot, held by white nationalists. It resulted in one person being killed at the center of the rally, and two police officers dying in a helicopter accident related to the day’s conflicts. Many Charlottesville city-dwellers reported feeling emotionally drained and saddened by the events that unfolded in their beloved town, but were determined to rise above and promote peace. And now some renowned artists are pledging to help them do that.
Dave Matthews Band, “in response to recent events in their hometown,” as stated on their Twitter, is hosting a free concert in Charlottesville at the end of the month. Big names like Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, and The Alabama Shakes will be joining them to put on an unforgettable show and unite the people of Charlottesville through the power of music.
“A Concert for Charlottesville” …