Dave Matthews Band kicked off its 2016 summer tour launched with a sold-out benefit concert that raised over $1.5 million for local charities!
The band, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, donated 100 percent of net proceeds from the show, which held in the band’s hometown of Charlottesville, VA. The proceeds included money from tickets, merchandise, VIP packages and sponsorship fees and it all went towards to charitable programs in Charlottesville through the band’s organization Bama Works Fund.
Since its inception in 1999, the Bama Works Fund has raised over $40 million for charity! The organization has assisted in various efforts such as building a trade school in Haiti to donating $1.5 million for a Musicians Village in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
The sold-out benefit concert was a great start to Dave Matthews Band’s upcoming tour schedule, which resumes on May 11 in Wichita, KS.
$1.5 million to charity is incredible! I’m sure those donations will make a great impact to the chosen charities in the Charlottesville area. Kudos to the band for giving back in such a major way!