On Sunday, comedian and Ohio resident Dave Chappelle welcomed a mix of major entertainers to his Gem City Shine benefit concert in Dayton to honor the victims of the recent mass shooting in the Ohio city back on August 4th.
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The free outdoor event on Sunday reportedly welcomed over 20,000 fans and featured appearances from fellow comedians Jon Stewart and Chris Rock. The concert, which didn’t reveal the specific billing of artists ahead of time, also featured musical performances from Stevie Wonder, Chance The Rapper, Thundercat, Teyana Taylor, and Talib Kweli.
“The best way we can honor our fallen is by getting up better than we were before,” Chappelle told the crowd at the local event. “We won’t let those people die in vain …Nothing can break our spirit. You’re my friends and neighbors, and you give me strength.”
Scroll down for a mix of photos and videos captured during the all-day event on Sunday below.
Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart – Gem City Shine Benefit Concert – 8/25/2019
[Video: Associated Press]
Stevie Wonder with Dave Chappelle – Gem City Shine Dayton Benefit Concert – 8/25/2019
[Video: Bryan StJohn]
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