Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden to Play Star-Studded Bridge School Benefit
Pearl Jam, Tom Jones and Soundgarden will be among the typically all-star cast at this year's Bridge School Benefit Concert organized by Neil Young and his wife Pegi Young. The singer-songwriter will…
Pearl Jam, Tom Jones and Soundgarden will be among the typically all-star cast at this year’s Bridge School Benefit Concert organized by Neil Young and his wife Pegi Young. The iconic singer-songwriter will also perform at the annual event, which will take place Oct. 25 and 26 at the Bay Area’s Shoreline Amphitheatre.
2013 Bridge School Benefit Concert Photos
Florence + the Machine, Norah Jones and her alt-country trio Puss n Boots, and Band of Horses are also set to perform, as well as Pegi Young, who will play with her backing band the Survivors. As Rolling Stone reports, surprise guests have been promised as well. Tickets go on sale Sept. 19.
The Bridge School Benefit Concert was first held in 1986 and has been held every year since, with the exception of 1987. The series raises 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 that first concert, after she was unable to find a suitable school placement for the couple’s non-verbal son who suffers from cerebral palsy.
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Last year’s benefit show included guests Arcade Fire, Jack Johnson, fun., Jim James, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Heart, Jenny Lewis, Queens of the Stone Age, and David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash joined by Young as CSNY for the first time in seven years.
It was reported in August the Youngs will be getting divorced after 36 years of marriage with a hearing scheduled for December.