There Will Be No Bridge School Benefit in 2017, Neil Young No Longer Involved

by VVN Music

The Bridge School Benefit, an annual concert put on by Neil Young and his ex-wife Pegi Young for their school for children with speech and physical impairments, will not have a 2017 show and may not have any in the future.

The annual two night show brought together an eclectic mix of musical artists from a wide variety of genres with, at times, remarkable reunions and collaborations.

Pegi Young issued a letter that not only canceled this year's show but also threw into doubt any further events:

The Bridge School Benefit Concert, traditionally held at Shoreline Amphitheatre, will not be held in 2017. We want to express our sincere and profound thanks to all of you for your love and support, demonstrated by way of your attendance at 30 years of Bridge School Benefit Concerts. They have been truly memorable events and we have great appreciation for everyone who has been involved beginning, of course, with Neil Young and including all the many artists who have been so generous with their time and talent; the production people who have made it all possible.

Neil Young put out his own statement, saying:

Although I will continue in fund raising efforts, for personal reasons beginning this year I will no longer be hosting The Bridge School Concert. I wish everyone the best as the school heads into the future. My heart is with each and every child we have had the honor to serve and those we will continue to serve, and your parents, siblings, and extended families. Thanks to you all for the honor of serving such a great mission. Thanks to my incredible son Ben Young for being there at my side throughout these many Bridge School years. I love you buddy. The Bridge School would not have been possible without you.




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