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After 30 Years, NEIL YOUNG Pulls The Plug On Benefit Concert

"Bridge School Benefit" Shows started in 1986...

June 15, 2017

NEIL (and Pegi) YOUNG’s ‘Bridge School Benefit’ Concerts, one of the most popular Rock-related fundraisers for the past 30 years will not be continued…The news was recently announced via a statement on the Bridge School’s official website. Pegi Young, who is a co-founder of the event and serves as the President of the Board of Directors said in the statement, "They have been truly memorable events and we have great appreciation for everyone who has been involved beginning, of course, with Neil Young and including all the many artists who have been so generous with their time and talent." In the same statement, NEIL YOUNG wrote, "Although I will continue in fund raising efforts, for personal reasons beginning this year I will no longer be hosting The Bridge School Concert. I wish everyone the best as the school heads into the future. My heart is with each and every child we have had the honor to serve and those we will continue to serve, and your parents, siblings, and extended families. Thanks to you all for the honor of serving such a great mission.”  Financial proceeds from the concerts since its inception have benefitted the school, which provides educational programs aimed at kids with severe physical disabilities and speech difficulties. Held almost exclusively at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California for the last 30 years, the shows have been wildly popular, and over the many years has featured top name performers such as DAVID BOWIE, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, METALLICA, GUNS N’ ROSES, NILS LOFGREN, PEARL JAM, and many, many more.  While NEIL YOUNG’s participation is officially done, what’s not as clear is whether the concerts will continue in coming years, or if it’s done permanently. Rock On!

READ the complete statements from Neil & Pegi Young.