Neil Young, Nils Lofgren and Others Confirmed for 2015 Bridge School Benefit
A Bay Area tradition dating back to 1986, the Bridge School shows have featured a vastly eclectic array of artists over the years, and this edition's lineup is no different; along with appearances from Young and Lofgren, attendees can expect to see the Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow, Ryan Adams, St. Vincent, Gary Clark, Jr. and Spoon. As detailed in the event's video announcement, tickets are set to go on sale Sept. 18 via Live Nation.
As outlined at the Bridge School's official site, the institution — co-founded by Young and his ex-wife Pegi — is dedicated to ensuring that "individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of augmentative & alternative means of communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) applications and through the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative life-long educational strategies." It's a cause near to the Youngs, who raised two children diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and one they continue to support following their split in 2014.
Lofgren was an early fixture at the Bridge School benefits, appearing as part of the first lineup and returning for a pair of appearances in 1988 and 1991, but he's been absent in recent years. Crow, Adams and Clark are all Bridge School veterans, while Spoon are making their first appearance — as are the Dixie Chicks, who have been largely on hiatus in recent years.
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