Metallica, My Morning Jacket & More Playing Neil Young's Star-Studded Bridge School Benefit

Ross Halfin

Neil Young's typically all-star annual Bridge School Benefit concert will return this year to celebrate its 30th year with performances by Metallica, Roger Waters, My Morning Jacket and more. 

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The all-acoustic non-profit charity event, organized annually by Neil and Pegi Young, is scheduled to be held Oct. 22 and 23 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. It will also include performances by Young and Promise of the Real, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Cage the Elephant, case/lang/veirs and E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren

The Bridge School Benefit Concerts raise money for the Bridge School nonprofit organization, which helps children with severe speech and physical impairments. Pegi Young helped found the school in 1987 with money raised from the first concert in 1986, after she was unable to find a suitable school placement for her son with Neil Young who is non-verbal and suffers from cerebral palsy. 

2013 Bridge School Benefit Concert Photos

This year's event marks the third appearances for both Metallica and My Morning Jacket, as well as Jones' fifth and Matthews' seventh overall, as Rolling Stone reports. This is Lofgren's fourth performance for the series, including that first show in 1986. 

Last year's concert included performances from Young, Lofgen, Dixie Chicks, Ryan Adams, St. Vincent, Sheryl Crow, Spoon and Gary Clark Jr. 

A trailer for this year's concert teased additional "special guest" performances. Tickets go on sale Aug. 29. 


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