On Sunday, the University of Virginia will welcome a star-studded lineup to Scott Stadium for a “Concert for Charlottesville,” hosted by Dave Matthews Band and produced by Live Nation, Starr Hill Presents and UVA.
The lineup features Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Chris Stapleton, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, The Roots and Cage the Elephant. All of the artists are donating their time to support the Charlottesville and UVA communities after the violent white supremacist demonstrations on Aug. 11 and 12.
Tickets were immediately in high demand, with more than 170,000 online requests filed in the initial request period. After the initial distribution, more than 3,000 additional tickets were made available at the John Paul Jones Arena on Friday, and every person waiting in line that morning received a ticket.
A final release of tickets will be distributed to residents of greater Charlottesville - and to UVA students, faculty and staff - at the Scott Stadium West Gate ticket office starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. Lining up prior to 8 a.m. is not permitted. To be eligible, guests must present a UVA or valid photo ID with a current local address; there is a two ticket limit per person.
Though tickets are free, attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the “Concert for Charlottesville Fund” at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. That fund will directly benefit victims of the events on Aug. 11 and 12 and their families, first responders and organizations promoting equality and tolerance.
On Sunday, gates will open at 4 p.m. Concession stands in Scott Stadium will be open throughout the event.
Those not attending the concert in person can start planning their watch parties now. The blockbuster show will be streamed live to a global audience through a media partnership with Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon.
Fans can tune in at musicandunity.tumblr.com beginning at 5:55 p.m. EST on Sunday, as well as via other Oath brands, including HuffPost.com, AOL.com, Yahoo.com, BUILDSeries.com and on Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms. Brett Ratner will direct the live stream.
Additional information about parking and security will be posted on the concert website in the coming days. Please continue checking that website for updates.