Neil Young Brings Bridge School Benefit

Published: 2006-09-12
On October 21-22 Neil Young will bring the 20th Annual Bridge School Benefit to the Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco's Bay Area.

The school was co-founded by Young's wife Pegi and Jim Forderer for children with severe speech and physical impairments. According to their website, "The Bridge School is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities." Both the school and the benefit have been around since 1986.

The lineup includes Bridge School Benefit repeat performers Pearl Jam, the Dave Matthews Band, The Foo Fighters and of course Neil Young. First timers to the event include Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, Beach Boy Brian Wilson, Devendra Banhart, and indie rockers Death Cab For Cutie.

Past performers include musical powerhouses like Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Metallica, James Taylor, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, David Bowie and Bonnie Raitt.

Tickets for the event go on sale Sunday September 17.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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The Bridge School Benefit is a great show
i have been going too for eight years.
however this might be my last due to the price. In the eight yers i have gone it was 30$ to 60$ and i went both days,now for almost tripple the cost you get one day for the same seat you paid 55$ your paying 150$ befor fees and tax.
why is neil doing this?
i could see 10$ or 20$ more but 100$
come on i love music but don't take all
of my money. I buy your cd's every one that comes out and go to your shows
every bridge school concert scice i ear about them. now the price is too muchfo me a hard working fan at the age of 25 trying to afford to go to see one of the greats in music to find he has trippeld the price of my seat in one year's time

Posted by: Anonymous on September 13, 2006
I think it's actually a brilliant move to charge $150 for the best seats in the house.. The majority of those seats were snapped up by brokers in past years and sold for around that price anyways -- at least this way the money goes to where it belongs -- the kids, and not into the pockets of greedy scalpers.

Posted by: Anonymous on September 15, 2006
not only has the price increased, they're also limiting the number of reserved seat tickets to two per purchase. This in an attmept to limit scalpers buying up tickets for resale seems a bit extreme. If you're more than a couple you have to buy lawn tickets if you want to sit together.
Posted by: Anonymous on September 15, 2006
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