Dave Matthews Band Selects Atlantic City 2011 Concert For ‘DMB Drive-In’
Dave Matthews Band selected their June 26, 2011 concert from Atlantic City’s Bader Field for the next installment in their DMB Drive-In series. The show will air on Wednesday, August 26 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
The concert came as part of the first DMB Caravan stop, a traveling festival that also saw performances from Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Big Gigantic, Dr. Dog, Amos Lee and more. The show contained a number of bust outs including the first “Kill The King” in five years as well as the first “Dive-In,” “Raven” and Sly & The Family Stone’s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” in nearly two years, as per DMB Almanac. The concert also marked the first time saxophonist Jeff Coffin was no longer listed as a guest on the realtime setlist page after stepping in for founding saxophonist LeRoi Moore when he tragically died in 2008.
The spotlight organization for the webcast is the National Independent Venues Association (NIVA) and its #SaveOurStages campaign. Read about the organization below via DMB.com:
NIVA’s mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States.
Independent venues exist in every state across the country; they were the first to be closed, they will be the last to open. These entertainment hubs are critical to their local economies and tax bases as employers, tourism destinations, and revenue generators for neighboring businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and retail. The economic recovery process will extend past just reopening the front doors, requiring solutions unique to the industry.
According to a survey of NIVA members, 90% of independent venues report they will close permanently in a few months without federal funding. Current PPP funding will not solve the crisis.
NIVA is making a final push to Congress, and there won’t be another opportunity. The #SaveOurStagesAct and the #RestartAct must be passed in order to keep independent venues nationwide from closing permanently. Congress should do the right thing, and pass legislation that will #SaveOurStages. While we wait for Congress, many venues are at risk of closing forever, if they don’t get help today.
Head here to support NIVA and #SaveOurStages.