Musician John Mayer, who owns a residence in Montana, put together the Rise for the River concert event and said proceeds will benefit a new fund called the Southwest Montana Flood Relief Fund that serves Park and Madison counties.
Chappelle’s history of jokes that anger the LGBTQ+ community was brought up by social media users with the announcement of the Rise for the River show.
This week, Chappelle is scheduled to perform Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Santa Rosa, California, and LGBTQ+ activists in the city are calling for the three sold-out shows at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts to be canceled.
Rise for the River will also feature Bob Weir, formerly of the Grateful Dead, for its August 8 show.
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