The 22nd annual Bridge School Benefit concert will be held this year on October 25 and 26 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, in Mountain View, CA. The proceeds benefit the Bridge School in Hillsborough, CA, a school dedicated to educating students with severe speech and physical impairments. The Bridge School is run by Pegi Young, wife to a certain other musically-gifted Young. Together, they gather up the finest rock (and other) musicians to perform acoustically for two days. While Neil Young (w/ Crazy Horse, or Crosby, Stills & Nash) is the one staple, other regulars at the concert include Pearl Jam, the Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and (wait for it) Billy Idol. That's not to mention appearances by Bob Dylan, The Who, Paul McCartney, and David Bowie.
This year's lineup has a slight difference between the two days...
* Neil Young
* Death Cab for Cutie
* Cat Power
* Smashing Pumpkins (UPDATE - Sunday only)
* Jack Johnson
* Norah Jones
* UPDATE - Sarah McLachlan (Saturday only)
* ZZ Top (Saturday only)
* Josh Groban (Sunday only)
That's right - apparently ZZ Top is interchangeable with Josh Groban. Who knew?
The ticket on-sale date has yet to be announced - I unfortunately have to pass this year (I've only been to 4 of the 21 concerts), but the lineup looks tempting (Wilco and ZZ Top on the same bill - awesomeness).