Newton will play host to Metallica’s WorldWired tour as it makes a stop to play a special benefit show for The Native Fund on Friday, June 9. Joining Metallica on stage will be Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat.

The Native Fund was founded by Ashton Kutcher and Dallas Clark in 2008 as a way to give back to the state they both grew up in. The Native Fund’s initiatives are focused on: (a) bridging existing gaps between available assistance and where needs still exist and (b) providing a means by which people who want to help can contribute through volunteerism or financial support from anywhere around the world. Those contributions will be collected and allocated to programs for, and assistance to, Iowa residents in their time of need. In an effort to continue, and make easier, the long-standing tradition of neighbors helping neighbors, The Native Fund exists as a vehicle by which Iowans can live out The Native Fund’s mission of “Iowans helping Iowans”. When disaster strikes in Iowa or when The Native Fund’s intended beneficiaries are otherwise in distress, people can contribute to The Native Fund’s efforts and know the resources will be utilized to provide relief to those affected.

Public onsale begins on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM.  Tickets for the benefit concert will be available at

We hope to see you in Newton on Friday, June 9!