Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit saw the likes of Pearl Jam, Billy Idol and Elvis Costello come out to perform over the weekend.

The Bridge School Benefit is an annual non-profit charity concert held in Mountain View, California every October at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. The concerts are all organized by musician Neil Young and his wife, Pegi, and benefit The Bridge School, an innovative organization educating children with severe speech and physical impairments.

Saturday’s lineup included Buffalo Springfield, Pearl Jam, Elvis Costello, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Steve Stevens, Billy Idol, Jackson Browne and David Lindley, Modest Mouse, Emmylou Harris and Grizzly Bear.

On Sunday guests were entertained by Buffalo Springfield, Pearl Jam,
T-Bone Burnett’s Speaking Clock Revue featuring Elton John & Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, Ralph Stanley, Neko Case and Jeff Bridges, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, Modest Mouse and Grizzly Bear.

Neil and Pegi have organized the benefit concerts since 1986, with 1987 being the only year since then when the concerts have not occurred. The funds raised help to ensure that individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities. To learn how you can support The Bridge School in its work giving a voice to children who need help finding their own: click here to find out more.

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