John Mayer has announced a trio of concerts to benefit the victims of the historic June 13th flooding of Montana’s Yellowstone River, which damaged many homes and closed down parts of Yellowstone National Park. The three benefit events, billed as Rise for the River, are each set to take place under the stars at Livingston, Montana’s scenic Pine Creek Lodge in August.

The concert series will include a night of Bob Weir with John Mayer (Monday, August 8th), a night of Dave Chappelle with John Mayer (Sunday, August 14th), and a straight-ahead performance by Mayer himself (Sunday, August 21st). As John Mayer, a longtime Montana resident, said in a press release about the flood benefit shows, “I want to help give love and strength to a community that has always given me the same.”

Two pairs of tickets for each show will be auctioned off via Charity Auctions Today. Each pair will come with one autographed poster of the evening’s lineup and early entry into the venue to get the best view in the house. Bidding starts now and ends one week prior to the show date.

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Proceeds will benefit the SW MT Flood Relief Fund, a partnership between the Park County Community Foundation and Greater Gallatin United Way. The funding will provide support for immediate needs like emergency shelter, drinking water, food, clothing, and food replacement from lost freezers and refrigerators, and will also help with clean-up and rebuilding efforts. To donate directly, text Flood22 to 41444 or click here.


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John Mayer has a long history of friendship and collaboration with both of the Rise of the River featured guests. Grateful Dead guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir and Mayer have toured the country together for years with Dead & Company. Dave Chappelle and Mayer have maintained a long, public friendship since the guitarist appeared in a sketch called “What Makes White People Dance” on Chappelle’s Show. On various occasions, Mayer and Chappelle have performed ticketed concerts together as Controlled Danger. All three men even shared a stage when Weir joined in with Mayer for a tune at a Controlled Danger show in San Francisco.

Tickets for the John Mayer Rise of the River flood benefit shows are on sale now via Mayer’s website.

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