Ohio Resident Dave Chappelle Hosts Benefit Concert to Aid Dayton Shooting Victims

    • Dave Chappelle hosted a benefit concert Sunday night for the victims of this month’s mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.
    • Thousands turned out for the “Gem City Shine” event in Dayton’s Oregon District, where nine people were killed on August 4.
    • Stevie Wonder headlined the event, which also featured such celebs as Chance the Rapper, Jon Stewart and Talib Kweli.
    • Mayor Nan Whaley said no taxpayer money was used for the benefit, with Chappelle donating the stage and securing the talent.
    • She added Sunday onstage, “And the least we can do, Dave, is we have declared it Dave Chappelle Day in Dayton, Ohio.”
  • Dave Chappelle hosted and Chance the Rapper performed at a benefit concert Sunday night for the victims of this month’s mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. The AP reports that thousands turned out for the star-studded “Gem City Shine” event in Dayton’s Oregon District, where nine people were killed on August 4. Stevie Wonder headlined the event, which also featured such celebs as Jon Stewart and Talib Kweli. “Don’t forget what this place is about! Mankind learned how to fly in this city,” Chappelle, an Ohio resident, told the crowd. “Don’t forget what this place is about. When the rest of the country was all slavery, everybody was free in Ohio.” Mayor Nan Whaley said no taxpayer money was used for the benefit, with Chappelle donating the stage and securing the talent. She added Sunday onstage, “And the least we can do, Dave, is we have declared it Dave Chappelle Day in Dayton, Ohio.”

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