This morning at 8 am, an additional 3,000 tickets were distributed for the Concert For Charlottesville tomorrow evening. Tickets were free for those with a UVa or photo ID with a local Charlottesville address.
This was the final release of additional tickets. The first distribution of extra tickets was on September 15th and the 3,000 additional tickets were made available after the lottery distributed the initial tickets. More than 170,000 online requests were made during the first request period.
According to an RMC Events staff member, large amounts of people were waiting earlier today in the parking lot of the Scott Stadium West Gate to get tickets.
Both students and local Charlottesville residents are eagerly awaiting the big event.
“When my teenagers told me about this concert, I never thought I could get a ticket. Not many people who are locals got tickets at first. I didn’t expect to get tickets. I just came and tried and it’s so exciting, “ said Charlottesville resident Sarah Granger.
On September 6th, Dave Matthews Band announced that they would be hosting a benefit concert in their hometown of Charlottesville for “an evening of music and unity” in response to the protests that occurred on grounds and downtown last month. Since this is a free event, people are encouraged to make donations to those affected by the violence.
The concert will take place at Scott Stadium and is only the fourth ever concert to be held at the venue in 16 years. Artists performing include Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande, and more.
On Wednesday, the University announced that the concert will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend starting at 6 pm.
All attendees will pass through security checkpoints for the concert and all bags must be transparent in order to enter Scott Stadium.