[pullquote quote=”Guys show up here with string sections – it’s just stuff they don’t do anywhere else. They do it here for the Bridge School.”]Every October for the past 25 years, music’s biggest names converge on Mountain View, California for a special charity event like no other. Founded by Neil Young and wife Pegi, the Bridge School Benefit raises money for an unique school that educates children with physical and communication disabilities. Everyone from Bruce Springsteen to David Crosby to R.E.M. to Paul McCartney has graced the stage over the years.

This weekend’s Bridge School Benefit Concert features performances from [lastfm]Neil Young[/lastfm], [lastfm]Dave Matthews[/lastfm], [lastfm]Arcade Fire[/lastfm], [lastfm]Eddie Vedder[/lastfm], [lastfm]Beck[/lastfm], [lastfm]Mumford and Sons[/lastfm], and more!

Be sure to join us this Saturday live from Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA for the 25th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert.

Get Details About The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition

Making the trek out to Mountain View from nearby San Francisco has become a yearly right of passage for some of music’s biggest names. Names like The Who, Dave Matthews and David Bowie are lured there by Neil and Pegi Young and their endless devotion to the children of the Bridge School. The performances are traditionally done on acoustic instruments, adding to the unique nature of the concerts. Some unforgettable moments happen each year, and this CD/DVD set endeavors to present a look at the “best of the best” from each year’s show. Look for amazing moments featuring Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Brian Wilson, to name just a few.

Here are the full track lists for the DVD and CD editions of The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition:

Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA
Patti Smith – People Have the Power
Pearl Jam – Better Man
David Bowie – Heroes
Ben Harper – There Will Be a Light
Bob Dylan – Girl From the North Country

R.E.M – Country Feedback
Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller – Love Hurts
Fleet Foxes – Blue Ridge Mountains
Devendra Banhart – At the Hope
Bonnie Raitt – The Road Is My Middle Name
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell

Brian Wilson – Surfin’ USA
Gillian Welch – The Way It Will Be

The Pretenders – Sense of Purpose
James Taylor – Fire and Rain
Simon and Garfunkel – America
Tom Petty – Shadow of a Doubt
Dave Matthews – Too Much
Neil Young – Crime in the City
Tom Waits – 16 Shells From a Thirty-Ought Six
Elton John & Leon Russell – A Dream Come True

Paul McCartney – Get Back
Metallica – Disposable Heroes
The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again

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The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition CD

CD 1
Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA

Dave Matthews – Too Much
No Doubt – Magic’s in the Makeup
Jack Johnson – Gone
Fleet Foxes – Blue Ridge Mountains
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Love and Only Love
Sonic Youth – Rain on Tin
Pearl Jam – Better Man
Gillian Welch – The Way It Will Be

R.E.M & Neil Young – Country Feedback
Willie Nelson – The Great Divide
Nils Lofgrin – Cry Just a Little

CD 2
Sarah McLachlan – Elsewhere
Paul McCartney – Get Back
Elton John & Leon Russell – A Dream Come True

Band of Horses – Marry Song
Metallica – Disposable Heroes
Thom Yorke – After the Gold Rush
Sheryl Crow – The Difficult Kind
Tony Bennett – Maybe This Time
CSNY – Deja Vu
Norah Jones – Jesus – Etc.
Jonathan Richman – I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar
Brian Wilson – Surfin’ USA.

The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again

bridge school cover 385 Remembering 25 Years of the Bridge School Benefit   New CD/DVD SetOrder your copy of The Bridge School Benefit – 25th Anniversary Edition today at Amazon.

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