Dave Matthews Band’s Anniversary Show Raised Over $1 Million For Local Charities

first_imgLast weekend, Dave Matthews Band performed an absolutely incredible show at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA. The band hit their hometown arena for a true celebration of their 25th anniversary, announcing well in advance that all proceeds from the performance would be donated to local charities. Today, UVAToday is reporting that the donation totalled over $1 million.DMB got their start on May 11, 1991 in Charlottesville, and have since performed thousands of shows across the country and world. Almost 25 years later, the band returned to where it all started, not only dusting off some of their classic hits but paying tribute to Prince, busting out some rarities, and debuting three new songs in the process. You can read our full recap here.The donation went to the band’s non-profit, the Bama Works Fund, which they established in partnership with the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Together, the groups will distribute the funds from ticket buyers back into the community, giving the money to local charities in need.Kudos to DMB for this incredible gesture.last_img

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