Organized by musicians Neil Young and Pegi Young, the Bridge School Benefit Concert is an annual, all acoustic, non-profit charity event held every October at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. All proceeds directly benefit the operations of The Bridge School.
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 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. The Bridge School is an internationally recognized leader in the education of children who use augmentative and alternative communication and has developed unique programs and trained highly skilled professionals in the use of state of the art assistive technology.
The first concert was held October 13, 1986 and, with the exception of 1987- the year the educational program was launched- it has become a highly anticipated Bay Area favorite.
The Bridge School in 1986 – a dream, a vision, a call to action and THE FIRST ANNUAL BRIDGE BENEFIT CONCERT. Were you there? It was magic! Hosted by Neil Young and featuring Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Nils Lofgren, Tom Petty, Robin Williams, and Bruce Springsteen this concert was staged to raise money to … Continue reading
The Bridge School is saddened to announce the loss of Jonathan Barkocy, one of the creative talents associated with the @bridgeconcert and with many of our publications. Jonathan was a friend who always responded “YES” to any request for help and he will be sorely missed. It was a blessing to have him as a … Continue reading
Bruce Springsteen just released an album with his 1986 performance at The Bridge School Benefit Concert. Joined by Neil Young, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Nils Lofgren, Graham Nash and Danny Federici and dedicated to Elliot Roberts, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of this album will benefit The Bridge School. Get yours today!
The Bridge School lost one of our driving forces with the passing of Elliot Roberts. It was Elliot who encouraged Pegi Young to start the school, he served on our Board of Directors and for 30 years orchestrated our annual Bridge Benefit Concert. The Bridge School family is heartsick over the loss of our friend … Continue reading
The Bridge School family is saddened by the loss of our friend and co-founder, Pegi Young. Her vision has changed the lives of children worldwide and we will do our best to continue her mission. Please keep us and her family in your thoughts and prayers as we keep the dream alive.