Off the Grid: The Bridge School Benefit Concert

By Kellie Edson

It pains me a little bit to write this, because we aren’t going to be able to make it to this year’s concert. But, if you can get out of town the weekend before Halloween, you should make the trek to Shoreline Amphitheatre to see the 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert on October 26-27.


The Bridge School Benefit Concert is held every October at Shoreline, and organized by Neil Young and his wife Peggy.  All proceeds directly benefit 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.

Look at the impressive history of artist lineups that show up at this concert every year here. My husband introduced me to this awesome concert.  He had gone to several while he was in college.  The last one I went to was the 25th anniversary, and I have to say Mumford and Sons was worth the price of admission alone!  Lawn seats are under $50 and there are some regular seats still available (buy tickets here).

This year’s lineup:

  • Crosby Stills Nash and Young
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Arcade Fire (Saturday only)
  • Jack Johnson (Saturday only)
  • Tom Waits (Sunday only)
  • Elvis Costello
  • Diana Krall
  • fun.
  • Heart
  • Jenny Lewis

Seriously, don’t miss out on this amazing concert supporting an even more amazing cause. Cheer extra loud for me!

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