ARTS Pick: Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band returns to John Paul Jones Arena this weekend. Image: Rene Huemer Dave Matthews Band returns to John Paul Jones Arena this weekend. Image: Rene Huemer

Home stretch: Charlottesville’s history is built on many difficult stories, but the formation of the Dave Matthews Band is one of our city’s happy tropes. Formed in 1991 by the band’s namesake, the group quickly emerged from gigs on the jazz bar scene to weekly sell-outs at Trax nightclub. The band’s national fame escalated quickly, with repeat Billboard chart-busters—DMB is the only band with seven successive albums debuting at No. 1. The group’s current tour for Come Tomorrow ends with two nights at home.

Friday 12/14 & Saturday 12/15  $85-115, 7pm. John Paul Jones Arena, 295 Massie Rd. 243-4960