DAVE MATTHEWS BAND GETS HONORARY AWARD FOR THEIR CHARITABLE WORKS
In recognition of its numerous charitable works, the Dave Matthews Band will be presented with the Humanitarian Award during Roadwork '05: The Billboard Touring Conference and Awards in New York.
The group, which donates millions to non-profit organizations around the world through its own Bama Works Foundation, was among the many acts to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, raising nearly $1.5 million by adding a fourth show to a recent run of sellouts at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Additionally, Dave Matthews participated last night (Sept. 20) participated in the Big Apple to the Big Easy hurricane relief concerts in New York.
Farm Aid, New York City public schools and parks, San Francisco Bay Area charities and victims of the Southeast Asian tsunami are among the many beneficiaries of the Dave Matthews Band's philanthropy.
The Dave Matthews Band was presented with the Humanitarian Award during Roadwork '05: The Billboard Touring Conference and Awards, on Oct. 25-26 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.
DMB was selected for the award because of the millions they donate (just as a band) to charities through their
BAMA WORKS FOUNDATION.
Some of the charities just within the last year or so include, most recently a number of concerts for Hurricane Katrina victims, Farmaid, New York city schools and reading centers, San Francisco Bay Area charities, YouthAids, Live8, Bridge School Benefit, and others. The band also routinely donates and signs memorabilia for charity auctions.