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A Concert For Charlottesville Live Stream

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“A Concert For Charlottesville: An Evening Of Music And Unity” was held at the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium on Sunday, and Gossip Cop has video of the performances. The star-studded concert raised money for those affected by the white nationalist and neo-Nazis rallies in Charlottesville earlier this year. Watch the concert below!

The charity event, which was organized by the Dave Matthews Band, featured a number of performances from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Chris Stapleton and Ariana Grande. Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Cage the Elephant, The Roots and other special guests, including Coldplay and Stevie Wonder, performed at the concert. Admission to the concert was free for those living in the Charlottesville area, but donations to the “Concert for Charlottesville Fund” were encouraged and are set to benefit the families of victims and first responders.

As Gossip Cop reported, dozens of torch-carrying white nationalists and neo-Nazis marched across the University of Virginia’s campus on August 11. The following day, their “Unite The Right” rally quickly descended into violence, with one white supremacist named James Alex Fields Jr. crashing a car into a crowd of counter-protestors, leaving dozens of demonstrators against the racists injured and killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Two Virginia state troopers also died when their helicopter crashed as they monitored Saturday’s protests from the air.

Just days after the violent rallies, a number of celebrities urged fans to spread love and fight hatred at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards. Fifth Harmony, Zendaya and Yara Shahidi were among the stars encouraging those at the event and around the world to unite against hate. Sunday’s concert was designed to promote the same, hopeful message in the aftermath of the violent rallies. “A Concert For Charlottesville: An Evening Of Music And Unity” began at 6 p.m. ET and ran for more than five hours. Watch videos from some of the performances below!

 


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