Buffalo Springfield, Elton John on Deck for Bridge School Benefit
Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit, which is on its 24th year, will feature a reunion performance from Young’s former rock country band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buffalo Springfield. Young will be teaming up with the original and only living band mates Richie Furay and Stephen Stills for the two-day headlining charity gig.
Joining the trio for the two day event are fellow rock country icons Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Pearl Jam who will be celebrating their 20th year in the biz with their appearance in the benefit, Grizzly Bear, Elvis Costello and Modest Mouse. Other artists such as Elton John, Lucinda Williams, Leon Russell, Billy Idol and Jackson Browne with David Lindley will also be performing in the said event but only in one of the two scheduled shows.
The Bridge School Benefit show has always been known to feature unplugged performances from all of its guests so expect Buffalo Springfield to belt out an all acoustic set.
The Bridge School charity concert will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Northern California on October 23 and 24. The event is primarily organized by Neil Young to raise funds for Bridge School’s specialized programs for its physically disabled students. It also aims to disseminate more information and awareness on how students with such disabilities and their families can cope with their present situation.
Tickets for the event will be available starting on Sunday, September 19 via Ticketmaster.