Moving moment at the Concert for Charlottesville

Dave Matthews Band’s “Concert for Charlottesville” took place yesterday and Dave kicked things off by performing the song “Mercy,” and then inviting Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, the woman killed protesting the white nationalist rally in the city, on stage. 

“I'm here in her place to sing with all of you in her place," Bro said, asking the crowd to "turn our righteous anger into action and understanding.” She added, "By raising our voices against hatred, you make Heather's death count … and her brief life mean even more," she shared, encouraging the crowd: "Sing your hearts out!" 

  • Also at the concert, which featured performances by Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Chris Stapleton and more, Pharrell, who is from Virgina Beach, took a knee in response to President Trump’scomments about NFL players’ protests during the National Anthem. “ If I want to get on my knees right now for the people of my city, for the people of my state, that's what this flag is for," he told the crowd, before launching into his song “Happy.”


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