Additional 3,000 tickets to be allotted for ‘A Concert for Charlottesville’

Concert will also increased security measures, new clear-bag policy


The Dave Matthews Band is hosting the concert as a response to the events that occurred in Charlottesville Aug. 11 and 12.

Courtesy Concert for Charlottesville | Cavalier Daily

Live Nation announced Thursday morning that an additional 3,000 tickets for Sunday’s “A Concert for Charlottesville” will be available to University students, faculty, staff and residents of greater Charlottesville. The distribution will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday morning at the Scott Stadium West Gate ticket office.

Tickets are limited to two per person, and a University ID or photo ID with a current local address is required to be eligible to receive tickets.

This will be the third opportunity to receive tickets to the concert. Tickets were initially available through a ticket lottery in which 177,000 requests were made, according to the Board of Visitors. Approximately 3,000 tickets were also available at the John Paul Jones Arena box office last Friday.

For those who do not receive tickets, the concert will be livestreamed on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube beginning at 5:55 p.m. Sunday evening.

The University has adopted enhanced security measures for this event, according to an email sent to ticket holders Thursday evening. In addition to passing through security checkpoints, there is also a new clear-bag policy “to allow security personnel to visually inspect the contents.”

Opaque bags, backpacks or any bags larger than 12x6x12 inches are not allowed in the stadium.

The release also detailed parking procedures, which will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking in lots closest to Scott Stadium will cost $20, while the outlying lots will cost $10.

The Dave Matthews Band is hosting the concert as a response to the events that occurred in Charlottesville Aug. 11 and 12. Performers include Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, Chris Stapleton, The Roots, Cage the Elephant and Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes. The event poster also references other unnamed “Special Guests.”

Although the tickets are free, those who attend the concert are encouraged to donate to the “Concert for Charlottesville Fund,” which will help support the victims of the events of Aug. 11 and 12 and their families, as well as first responders and organizations dedicated to promoting healing, unity and justice. Those who watch the livestream online are also encouraged to donate.

Gates for the concert will open at 4 p.m.

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