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Dave Matthews will perform in Colorado to benefit the victims of the flooding in Colorado earlier this year. KBCO announced the concert, featuring Dave, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and the Lumineers among others will occur on October 27 (that's a Sunday) at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
The Official Site announced that tickets are available through another site - tickethorse.com. Tickets are $65-$125, depending on the seat you get. The funds raised will go to United Way Colorado branch. If you can't make it and are in a giving mood, you can straight up make a donation to them via the aforementioned link.
Progeria is a disease you probably don't know by name, but you know it by sight. You know those little kids that age rapidly and turn very old at very young ages? That's Progeria. Dave Matthews and the rest of DMB are asking for your help in facilitating a cure.
Check out Dave and his friend Sam in this video that tells about the disease a bit. They're asking for your donations, so if you have a few bucks laying around, or maybe skip a 12-pack this weekend and you can donate $10 by texting PROGERIA to 80888 we can maybe have this disease wiped out one day.
A documentary on Sam will air on HBO October 21. There's more info about about the doc, which was a Sundance Official Selection if you're into that stuff.
As the 2013 tour gets set to kick off in Texas, the Dave Matthews Band is offering relief to a community recently struck by tragedy. Bama Works, the charitable arm of the DMB is donating $100,000 to the area of West, TX according to The USA Today. A fertilizer plant exploded April 17 devastating the town.
The 2013 tour begins May 17 in Woodlands, TX.
Dave Matthews has donated $50,000 to the Casterbridge Music Development Academy in South Africa. His donation was matched by local business, Seasons In Africa. The Academy's goal is to allow local youths to attend music workshops and learn to play musical instruments. The Academy is based on the model used for the Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA. More information on Dave's contribution and the Academy is available here
The Dave Matthews Band has been one of the most charitable musical acts out there. Their fans are not too far behind. One fan in particular has taken that an extra step.
Kevin Bailey started his own charity, The Sky Is Not Limited, as an effort to bring clean water to Africa. You may have seen a thread sticked in the Tour Section of the forum during tour season promoting a contest they ran for an iPad. The charity recently completed their goal of getting a clean water system to Tanzania. A Documentary on his adventures in Africa is on its way "soon". Kevin tells the rest of the story on how he got to this point and how you facilitated his efforts here.
UPDATE: You can now view Kevin's documentary chronicling his African adventures here.
UPDATE #2: The Sky is Not Limited, which got it start fundraising at DMB shows, is in Africa this week to install two more solar powered well projects. The projects will be located in Tanzania in the villages of Kimbiji and Mkokozi. This is the first water well in the village of Kimbiji. The Sky is Not Limited will provide the solar equipment to provide rural electricity for the well pumps. Money has been raised by the organization through fans at concerts in collaboration with Reverb and other fund raisers. The wells will be drilled by the Tanzanian based non-profit organization, African Reflections Foundation. To follow the progress of the projects, you can follow The Sky is Not Limited on Facebook.
UPDATE #3: (2012) Kevin headed back to Africa to facilitate another solar pump, check out the latest African Drill set up.
Dave Matthews Band is getting the word out; stop HIV transmissions from mother to child by 2015. The ONE organization has been spreading the word about AIDS for years now, and their current focus is on the transmission of AIDS from mother to child. DMB is fully behind this message. Other celebrities have also facilitated the effort, such as Tim McGraw, Daughtry, Ellen Degeneres, and Ashley Greene to name a few.
Stop on by the ONE official site to learn more about their efforts, and other interests they have.
Dave Matthews will be joining an All-Star team to benefit Haiti. According to The Official Site, Dave will perform in "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief". The broadcast event begins Friday, January 22 at 8 PM ET/PT, and 7 PM for those of you in the beloved Central Time Zone.
All the performances, and there will be over 100 artists performing, will be available via iTunes for $.99 a song the day after the broadcast. The charities benefited are the same ones that Bama Works funds, along with a few others assisting groups on the ground right now to facilitate the cleanup and rebuild effort in Haiti.
The Dave Matthews Band announced via the official site that they are facilitating the relief effort in Haiti. DMB's charity arm, Bama Works will work with many charities in efforts to assist Haiti, both immediately and long term.
To assist the charities that Bama Works will sponsor (among others), you can donate to the following:
For immediate relief:
Dave Matthews has taken to blogging. His column is located at ONE.org, an organization that has committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Among their causes is the important AIDS awareness movement and promotion of drinkable water in Africa.
You can sign up at ONE.org and also learn at that link to contact your government representative and make them aware of what you think about the good things ONE is trying to do.
The outpouring of grief in the community has been tremendous, to say the least. The most common question has been, "what can I do"?
The Official Site has established a memorial fund in one of LeRoi's favorite charities - Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Contributions can be mailed in, via check to the following address:
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
PO Box 1767
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Please note in the memo of your check that it is for the LeRoi Moore Memorial Fund.
You can also make a donation on-line, via this link. The default setting after you select your donation amount is for the LeRoi Moore Memorial Fund.