Wednesday, September 05, 2007

John Mayer,Metallica,Tom Waits,Jerry Lee Lewis Among Artists Joining Neil Young for Bridge School Concerts

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John Mayer, Metallica, Tom Waits, and Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder are among the artists that will join Neil Young for his 21st annual Bridge School Benefit concerts on Oct. 27-28. Also on this year's bill are Tegan and Sara, Regina Spektor and Jerry Lee Lewis.(more...)

The Bridge School Benefit is an annual non-profit charity concert held in Mountain View, California every October at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. The concerts are all organized by musician Neil Young and his wife, Pegi.

Proceeds benefit the Bridge School, which assists mentally and physically handicapped children.

The first concert was in October 1986, and, with the exception of 1987, the concert has been held every year since. It is known for having a relatively high-profile lineup and strong performances, probably due to Neil Young's extensive connections within the music industry. As a practice, but not a rule, the performers use acoustic instruments. Young also personally performs every year(more).

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