FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2007
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND TO HEADLINE BENEFIT
AT ATLANTA’S PIEDMONT PARK ON SEPTEMBER 8
Very Special guest The Allman Brothers Band
Event Will Raise Funds For Park’s Expansion;
Organizers To Showcase Latest Green Initiatives with Interactive Green Village
Dave Matthews Band will headline a special evening on the green at The Meadow at
Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, September 8th. The event will help raise funds for the
expansion of the historic park, which is an emerging leader in implementing ecologically sound
practices. With an anticipated 50,000 fans in attendance, the benefit concert will be the largest
show of Dave Matthews Band’s extensive U.S. summer tour. Special guest joining Dave
Matthews Band will be the legendary Allman Brothers Band, who last played in the Park more
than 30 years ago with the Grateful Dead and Delaney & Bonnie.
The evening on the green at The Meadow at Piedmont Park is the latest in a series of
special concerts Dave Matthews Band has played to benefit some of the United States’ most
treasured parks, including New York City’s Central Park and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
In conjunction with the event, organizers are finalizing plans for an interactive environmental
village where fans can see the latest green initiatives and get easy-to-implement tips on how they
can help the environment. AT&T and Budweiser Select are confirmed sponsors of the show that
will raise $1 million for the Park’s 53-acre expansion. Sponsorship packages are still available
for companies to support the $42.5 million Park expansion.
“As a band, we’ve always found playing in an historic park to be a
remarkable experience,” said Dave Matthews Band. “Given Piedmont Park's
concerts, we’re particularly honored
with The Allman Brothers Band to help the Conservancy expand the park."
“The Conservancy is pleased to have the historic opportunity to present both Dave