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Thursday, March 03, 2011

2011 Bridge School Benefit Concert Dates Dates Announced

UPDATE: 9/6/11 - Lineup for 2011 Bridge School Benefit Concert Announced!!!


Dates have been announced for the 25th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert, October 22 & 23, 2011. (Thanks bh @ BNB!)

Buffalo Springfield - 10/23/10
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Here are some pro-shot video highlights from last year's 2010 Bridge School Benefit Concerts. (If you're pressed for time, cue up Part #2 at 4:00. The complete "Bluebird" jam is included. And they do the huddle formation. So cool.)

2010 Bridge School Concert Highlights Part 1

2010 Bridge School Concert Highlights Part 2

Also, see complete reports on 2010 Bridge School Benefit Concert (24th Annual) with reviews, photos, YouTube videos and commentary.

Also, see The Triumphant Reunion of The Buffalo Springfield, Pearl Jam and Neil Young @ 2010 Bridge School Benefit Concerts.

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At 3/03/2011 10:18:00 PM, Blogger Sandy Horne said...

Hey Thrash, how much do the tickets usually go for?? Just want to plan ahead. Would like to go both days. Thanks


At 3/04/2011 01:56:00 PM, Blogger mike d said...

Tickets are usually $50 for lawn seats and $75 for seats. The best bargain in the music industry!!! Thanks for the news Thrasher. This is great news for me because I have to be on the east coast October 30th. I thought I would be missing this year. I now know that I won't. 18 years and counting.

At 3/06/2011 04:26:00 AM, Blogger don Rico said...

Those ARE damn good ticket prices, especially for a BENEFIT concert, whereas I myself paid $187 USD + $30 USD "service charges" from not a "broker" (scalper) but the very venue itself last September to see Uncle Neil's "I said Solo-- THEY said 'Acoustic'" TWISTED ROAD show...
Worth every penny and I only wish that I had not missed the first couple of songs furtively herfing down three fatties in the parking lot before I even went to the will-call window with bleeding eye-balls... Oh well...

But does anybody know just WHY could NY Solo Twisted Road be SO MUCH more expensive than a multi-band BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT should rightfully be?


At 3/06/2011 06:37:00 AM, Blogger don Rico said...


Thank you for EVERYTHING you do.

Has the new BRIDGE BENEFIT line-up been announced? We needs some "Buffalo Springfield Again" again...

R.I.P. :

Brucie "Bassie"



At 3/06/2011 03:36:00 PM, Blogger mike d said...

My guess as to why the benefit is less expensive is that everyone is giving their time and skills at no cost. During a tour there are so many hands in the till. It just adds up. The Bridge School prices have remained stable over 20 years. I get upset at the scalpers who buy tickets and sell them on eBay for ten times the value. I guess that's entrepreneurial but can't they do like others and take the weekend off from profit. Hopefully, they give a cut to the school, but I doubt it.

At 4/04/2011 06:48:00 PM, Blogger ameristralian said...

Hello... my friend and i really wanna attending the Bridge School Benefit for 2011. are those prices per day for the shows? we wanna go both days. also... when and where can we get tix. we are in TX and NY. we wanna plan this well as we have some travelling to do. thanks!

At 5/11/2011 11:40:00 AM, Anonymous Leslie P said...

I go every year! Most awesome shows ever. The kids from the school are there behind the stage enjoying the music! What a great event! Always a great lineup and I find that it always opens my mind to new bands that I am not familiar with. Great experience! Great Atmosphere!

At 6/08/2011 12:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to get these tickets for my husband's borthday in July...any ideas as to when the tickets will go on sale?


At 6/08/2011 05:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you get tickets for the seats? Last year I got on the website minutes after they were first on sale and they weren't available. Then I heard that you need to show up at the Shoreline box office and get into a lottery for seats tickets. Anyone know if this is true? If so, has the date for the lottery been determned?

At 6/20/2011 01:44:00 AM, Blogger Jamie said...


1. When do tickets go on sale?
2. Has the line-up been announced?

Many years ago I remember tickets being sold at Tower Records at 10am on a Sunday. People would line up a couple of hours before - BUT it was done by lottery, so just because you got there early, didn't mean you'd get in. All the times I'd waited in line all the reserved seats were gone before I got up there.

The last show I went to was 2004, when Paul McCartney played - I had lawn tickets.

I'm not sure I will go if I can't get reserved seats (even though it's beyond my budget).

At 6/25/2011 01:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lineup is usually announced in September and tickets go on sale shortly after. Last year I bought my tickets on:

Hope this is helpful.

At 7/02/2011 04:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, I agree it would be nice to have a shot at some of the seats. I've been wondering if they all go to people associated with the Bridge School. If not, then I hate the thought that scalpers are making money on them. Is there a way to presale to individual people or truely block the scalpers? I just want 2 seats...

At 7/04/2011 01:59:00 PM, Anonymous Ground pounder said...

I've been to 6 or 7 Bridge School Benefits and can only get lawn tickets on Livenation. I like the seats, but unfortunately have to go through a broker and pay through the nose. I'd like to know my dollars are going more towards the kids and not other "entrepeneurs."

At 7/08/2011 01:55:00 AM, Blogger jennifer said...

I have never head of the seats being a problem to get.
Having said that why would you want to sit in a seat?
The lawn is where it is at. The big screen, binocs, and a blanket are fine fine fine. If you want to go both days and I have lawn is the way to go. We would never get seats...unless we could sit down front oh my then that would be perfect.
If you get there really early you can "rent" a chair, or you can bring you own if it is one of those super low slung ones. Pack you lunch in a soft sided cooler and some cold drinks in plastic of course sealed of course and no you would not think to bring in any alcohol.
See you all out there on the LAWN!!

At 7/09/2011 07:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey- where to i get tickets for the shows- is it too late- I have laways wanted to go, I am GOING this year for pete's sake!

At 7/24/2011 01:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went last year with wife and we had a great time on the lawn. With that being said we have decided thou we would try to get seats this year. We both agreed we probably would prefer seats rather than the mud. It did rain last year and was a little sloshy but still had a great time. Wife looked kinda cute in her little yellow raincoat anyhow.

At 7/28/2011 09:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't buy tickets very far in advance, as I think the line-up isn't secured until a few weeks before the show. We had so much fun last year, one day on the lawn and one in the seats, and both were great. To get the reserved seating, we had to click on 'purchase' via livenation right at the stroke of [whatever second tickets went on sale--i think noon one Sunday in September]. After about a 10-minute wait, we finally received notice that we got tickets for the back row of the reserved section--still good seats. However, the lawn, though sloshy from drizzle, was maybe a little more fun than the seats --more esprit de corps.

At 8/14/2011 01:40:00 PM, Anonymous lpurl said...

Bridge School Tickets go on sale a month before the event. The lineup is usually announced a week or 2 ahead of that. Quite hush-hush! The lawn seats are usually $100 for a 4pack(you can also buy individuals) which is a fantastic deal! I prefer the grass because you can move around and dance easily! Always a fantastic event no matter who the guests are. Great way to get introduced to new bands as well! I grew up in the bay area and went to the event every year. I live 5 hours away now but always make the trip. Wouldn't miss it! Great cause, great event!

At 8/16/2011 02:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Dave Matthew and it would be great to see Brian Adams! Always a great event!!!!!

At 8/17/2011 06:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

paul mccarteny again..please..and dylan.tom waits..brian wilson...and CRAZY HORSE

At 8/24/2011 06:06:00 PM, Blogger Hawkeye said...

We are a disabled couple and would like to go to the Bridge Concert. But being disabled lawn seats are pretty much out of the question. We were just wondering if there was a way for people with disabilities to purchase seat tickets? We went years ago and it wasn't difficult to get "seats" back then. It is well worth the price you pay concidering the line up that is always there. The year we went Blind Melon was on the line up and then their tragidy happened. I also wouldn't worry about where the money is going because Neil is so involved and would not let the money be squandered away for useless things. It's by the school, for the school and especially the kids!!! If anyone has an answer to this please let it be known. I miss going to concerts!:( Thank You Much, Inez & Craig Anderson

At 8/29/2011 09:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last two years they have had a special 4 tix for $99 for lawn seats. That is the best deal. We have a group of 16 or more that shows up very early in line on Sunday.

At 8/29/2011 10:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this concert. Bring back Dave Matthews and Tom Waits. Where else can you see the kind of line up that Young/Bridge School puts togehter every year? Neal please sing Harvest Moon this year---PLEASE!!!
Oh year also if you can have the long sleave T-Shirt's like the ones you sold in 2006 I would love that too.

At 8/30/2011 11:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Foo Fighters are in the Bay that weekend and have open dates for the 22nd and 23rd. Also Dave Mathews and Eddie Vedder are suspiciously open those dates. Hmmmm

At 8/31/2011 01:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like tickets are available today on the Shoreline website and on - but they're not exactly cheap ($135-$700 each) Does this happen every year?

At 8/31/2011 09:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That ticket site is not the official Shoreline Ampitheater site. Tickets are on sale via LiveNation starting Sunday Sept 11.
Prices are usually around $50 per seat.

At 9/01/2011 07:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed that Bruce Springsteen played first ever Bridge Benefit, it would be so awesome to have him back!

At 9/14/2011 06:09:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

This is a response to Hawkeye. Wheelchair/handicapped spots at Shoreline are at the back and front of the 200 sections and at the back of the 100 sections. My wife (who's in a wheelchair) and I usually go for handicapped "lawn" tickets, which puts you at the back of the 200s at the lawn price.

At 10/20/2011 06:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering what time the concert usually goes to on Sunday. We are trying to work out the best way to get back to San Fran city afterwards without a car. Any ideas?


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