Buy 21st Annual Bridge School Benefit Tickets
21st Annual Bridge School Benefit Tickets
21st Annual Bridge School Benefit
Organized by the rock and folk legend Neil Young and his wife, Pegi at the Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View California, the Bridge School Benefit is an annual non-profit charity concert held in every October. Proceeds benefit the Bridge School, which assists mentally and physically handicapped children. Young as well as many other high profile artists from the music industry perform at the concert each year. In 2006, Neil Young and his wife received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from San Francisco State University for their creation of the Bridge School.
21st Annual Bridge School Benefit
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The Bridge School Benefit is an educational center for youth with severe speech and physical impairments. The program is dedicated to achieve full participation of the children in their communities through the use of Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative & Alternative means of communication (AAC) applications. The first concert was in October 1986. Previous performers include The Who, Sir Paul Mc Cartney, David Bowie, Dave Matthews Band, Bruce Springsteen, Norah Jones, Bright Eyes, EmmyLou Harris, Jerry Lee Lewis, Los Lobos and Good Charlotte. In 2005, fans had a lifetime experience when Neil Young was accompanied by former CSNY band-mates Graham Nash, Davis Crosby and Stephen Stills.
On October, 2006?s event some of the biggest names in Rock and Roll performed for this special benefit. A golden glow descended on the stage and Neil Young, the patriarch took off with 'Flags of Freedom,' 'Long May You Run' and 'Comes a Time,'. His wife, Pegi joined him on vocals. Young joined Gillian Welch and David Rawlings on their cover of 'Country Girl (Medley)' from his 1969 album 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.' Neil joined Pearl Jam for a complete live performance of 'Throw your Hatred Down' from their 1995 collaboration, 'Mirror Ball'. Young played organ to Brian Wilson's 'Good Vibrations'. Bridge school benefit regular Dave Matthews Band was also joined by Neil during a performance of 'Cortez the Killer.? The performance was marked by spot-on soloing from violinist Boyd Tinsley. Devendra Banhart's band which featured folk veteran, Bert Jansch performed Crosby's 'Traction in the Rain'. Death Cab for Cutie covered 'Military Madness' originally sung by Graham Nash. Other artists gave knowing nods to Young's legacy. Devendra Banhart, whose band for the day featured folk veteran Bert Jansch, covered David Crosby's 'Traction in the Rain,' while Death Cab For Cutie played Graham Nash's 'Military Madness.' Banhart also yielded a portion of his set for performances of Jansch-penned cuts like 'When I Get Home,' first recorded by the latter's Pentangle. Pearl Jam sampled with popular hits like 'Daughter,' 'Better Man' and 'Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town'. Pearl Jam also covered 'Picture in a Frame' by 'Tom Waits', finally clinching with 'Crazy Mary'. Foo Fighters sand acoustic versions of hits like 'Everlong,' 'My Hero,' 'Big Me' and 'Times Like These.'
This year, headliners for Neil Young's 21st annual Bridge School Benefit concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. will include Metallica, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Vedder with Flea and Jack Irons, Tom Waits with Kronos Quartet, John Mayer, Tegan & Sara and Regina Spektor.The event is a great combination of good entertainment and a good cause.