By Sarah Weiss
When Neil Young and his wife Pegi needed to find a school for their special needs children, they took matters into their own hands and co-founded the Bridge School in Hillsborough, CA. What makes the Bridge School special is that it’s not intended as a permanent school placement, but rather a transitional model, with the goal of helping students transition back into their home school districts.
To jumpstart the funding for the new Bridge School, Young called upon his illustrious rock and roll peers to perform in a benefit concert to support the school, and the concert and has been delivering a stellar lineup year after year ever since.
For the concert’s 27th year, a round-up of the best musicians in the business will lend their talents to this great cause. Queens of the Stone Age is set to share the bill with other bands including The Killers, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, My Morning Jacket, fun., Heart, and Jenny Lewis on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. For QOTSA fans especially, the concert offers the perfect opportunity to hear an all-acoustic set from their latest album, “Like Clockwork,” that dropped earlier this summer.
The funds raised from the Bridge School Benefit Concert provides vital funding for their non-profit organization. All the proceeds go to ensure that the Bridge School can continue to help children with severe speech and physical impairments actively participate within their communities and receive the tools they need to become successful adults.
Check out the video about the upcoming concert from a few student reporters at the Bridge School.
Tickets for the Bridge School concerts go on sale this Friday, September 13. Grab your tickets here.