The Bridge School Benefit is an annual charity concert held in Mountain View, California, every October at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. The concerts are organized by musician Neil Young and his wife, Pegi Young.
Proceeds benefit the Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. One of the thrusts of the program is the use of advanced augmentative and alternative communication and assistive technology.
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, primarily due to Young's extensive connections within the music industry. He also performs every year. Generally, the performers use acoustic instruments.
A compilation of 25 recordings from the concerts, The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition was released in 2011 to critical acclaim.
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