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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Lineup for 2011 Bridge School Benefit Concert Announced

UPDATE - Bridge School Benefit Concert 2011 - Reports

Here's the lineup for the 25th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert:

Coming in moments...

  • Neil Young
  • Dave Mathews
  • Arcade Fire
  • Los Invisibles, featuring Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana & Guests
  • Eddie Vedder
  • Foo Fighters (Sunday only)
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Tony Bennett (Sunday only)
  • Beck
  • Diana Krall (Saturday only)
  • Jenny Lewis

Tickets will go on sale September 16th through Live Nation. Information about ticket sales, pricing, seating charts, parking, etc. can be found on the Live Nation site.

Dates for the 25th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert are October 22 & 23, 2011.

Become a friend of The Bridge School on Facebook and get the most up to date and immediate information and updates.

Also, follow the Bridge School and the Bridge Concert on Twitter for the same.

This year's concert will be the most social and networked connected event yet, both before and during the concert weekend.

For those unable to attend, it is expected that you can be part of the show via Facebook and Twitter.

In the coming days The Bridge School will have more announcements. They will also be first revealed via The Bridge School | Facebook and Bridge School | Twitter.

From Bridge School Benefit to Feature Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Mumford Sons | Rolling Stone Music By Andy Greene:
Neil Young and his wife Pegi founded the Bridge School in 1986 when they became frustrated over their inability to find an adequate school for their son Ben. The annual concert helps raise much-needed funds for the school. "Neil came up with the acoustic format," Pegi Young told Rolling Stone in 2010. "It was genius. Nobody was doing that at the time. This was before MTV Unplugged or any of that. It was also a good way to keep the costs down and do something a little edgy for a lot of people and really take them out of their comfort zone."


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.

UPDATE - Bridge School Benefit Concert 2011 - Reports

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At 9/06/2011 07:55:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

With all the 'talk' of the Buffalo Sprinfield it's kinda hard to believe it's that time again for the bridge concert. You know how time fades away.

At 9/06/2011 08:39:00 PM, Anonymous alex said...

Arcade Fire are huge Young fans and it shows in the music and in the way they help charity a whole lot!

At 9/07/2011 02:40:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Time will stand still when Jenny performs Born Secular. The only question is when and how will she do it: solo and heartbreakingly sweet or with a heavenly group-for-the-ages (Neil, Butlers, Diana et al) providing harmonies...with Eddie leading the kids along on stage.

At 9/07/2011 03:12:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

...opening song for both days, but with maybe some variation from Saturday to Sunday

I just can't wait
I just can't wait
I just can't wait
--Incredible Casuals

At 9/07/2011 03:23:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

...or a duo each day with Beck and Bennett

At 9/07/2011 08:33:00 AM, Anonymous Glenn B said...

Will there be a Pre-Sale. Coming in From Flood Ravaged New Jersey for this Event.

At 9/07/2011 10:25:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Saluting two giants of the medical world who recently left us:

Maurice M. Rapport was a godfather of modern biochemistry. The treatment of numerous horrible and debilitating illnesses would not be possible without his life's work.

Arnold Miller was a pioneer in the treatment of children with autism. The Miller Method has guided thousands of children and their families out of the darkness and into life.

Thank you Dr. Rapport and Dr. Miller for your life's work and sacrifices.

I came that you may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance, until it overflows.
--John 10:10

At 9/07/2011 11:06:00 AM, Blogger Thrasher said...

Thanks Mr H.!

Should be a great weekend.

Looking forward to mr Tony B.

Sorry on some of the medical pioneers. Not familiar so thanks for heads up.

At 9/07/2011 02:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 9/07/2011 03:03:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Uhhh...acoustic Horse? Ummm...uhhh...

At 9/08/2011 09:11:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Tony reminds me a lot of Johnny Cash. I love his voice and have been fortunate to see his great performances, including one with Ralph Sharon as pianist. I'm sure it will be incredible when he performs at the Bridge Concert.

Back sometime in the 90's, I saw Rosemary Clooney perform at Symphony Hall. She was at her peak and the show was amazing. Ms. Clooney told stories almost as well as she sang, and she talked about her long friendship with Tony Bennett.

"I've known him the longest of anyone...even longer than Bing" she said. "We came up together as kids." She talked about starting out as singers with the big bands, and how their paths would always cross. Then she said there's someone in the audience that I'd like to introduce.

"Antonia Bennett is here tonight. She's Tony's daughter and she's my goddaughter". The crowd melted and Antonia shyly stood was an amazing moment. The greatest girl singer of the 20th century and the daughter of one of the greatest male singers.

Rosemary's daughter also had a famous singer as her godmother. Her name was Billie Holiday.

At 9/08/2011 10:33:00 AM, Blogger Thrasher said...

@Mr H - great story on Tony B. We're very much looking fwd to seeing Tony & all the acts.

Arcade Fire acoustic should be real interesting.

As the 25th anniv. of BSB, hopefully some surprises and performance hookups!


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