Comedian Dave Chappelle has been organizing Series of concerts despite the effect of Covid 19 on the world and mostly live event organizers.
On August 25, he hosted a benefit concert in Dayton to support the victims and families affected by the August mass shooting in the city. The event, called Gem City Shine in a nod to the city’s nickname, was free and took place three weeks after nine people were killed in the downtown Oregon District.
Speaking on the event, Dave said
“Dayton, Ohio, no matter what’s going on, no matter how tough these times get, we hold our heads up high, because we know what we’re about,” he said.
“And we’re not just doing this for our city,” he added. “We’re doing this for every victim of every mass shooting in our country.”
The event featured performances from star artiste like Kanye West, Thundercat, Jon Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Chance the Rapper, Talon Kweli, and special appearance by Nan Whaley.