Dave Matthews Band: Inside and Out explores the nearly 30-year history of the renowned band. From their beginnings in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the early 1990s, to their sold-out world tours and impactful benefit concerts,
Dave Matthews Band has provided fans with a singular live experience, while also using their success and reach to give back to those in need.
This exhibit captures the band’s commitment to causes that promote positive social change. In 1999, Dave Matthews Band established the Bama Works Fund, which supports a wide range of efforts to build a more equitable, resilient, and environmentally sound world. Bama Works has operated under the philosophy that meaningful and long-lasting change begins in the community. Over the decades, Bama Works has granted financial support to major humanitarian and environmental initiatives, raising more than $65 million dollars. In a landmark undertaking, Bama Works is currently working to combat Charlottesville’s affordable-housing crisis by funding a resident-led effort to replace all of Charlottesville’s public-housing units and construct new affordable housing.
We are happy to see the GRAMMY Museum reopen their doors to the music community and honored that there will be an exhibit that will showcase our history– Dave Matthews Band
Exhibit highlights include:
- Dave Matthews’ Chet Atkins guitar
- LeRoi Moore’s tenor saxophone and penny whistles
- Carter Beauford’s 1990s-played drum kit
- Stefan Lessard’s Modulus bass guitar
- Handwritten set lists, lyrics, recording studio notes, and drawings
- Various ephemera from the band’s history – flyers, posters, tickets, tour credentials, and more