Dave Matthews Band to host Charlottesville 'unity' show

FILE - In this June 28, 2013, file photo, Dave Matthews of The Dave Matthews Band performs onstage at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J. The Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande will be among the performers at a free unity concert in Charlottesville on Sept. 24, 2017. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

The Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell and Ariana Grande will be among the performers at a free "unity" concert in Charlottesville later this month

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande will be among the performers at a free unity concert in Charlottesville, Virginia, later this month.

A news release Wednesday from the University of Virginia says the Dave Matthews Band, which got its start in Charlottesville, came up with the idea following violent demonstrations by white nationalists last month. The release says the Sept. 24 event at UVA's Scott Stadium is intended to energize and uplift the community.

Performers also include Chris Stapleton, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, The Roots and Cage the Elephant.

Tickets are free, but attendees are encouraged to make a donation to a charity fund whose beneficiaries will include victims of the August violence and first responders.

Tickets can be requested online .

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