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.
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.
A trailer for this year’s concert teased additional “special guest” performances. Tickets go on sale Aug. 29.