Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit concert will be available to view via internet streaming this year. The benefit features all-acoustic sets by an array of high-profile artists.
Scheduled to perform are Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Jack Johnson, fun., Heart, Jenny Lewis, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall.
"Neil came up with the acoustic format idea," Pegi Young, Neil's wife, told Rolling Stone. "It was genius. Nobody was doing that at the time. This is before MTV Unplugged or any of that. It keeps costs down, and it took artists outside their comfort zone. Looking back, that first concert was an exercise in simplicity compared to what it is these days."
The Bridge School Benefit takes place Saturday, Oct. 26., and will be available to watch on YouTube. Neil and Pegi organized the first benefit in 1986, to raise money for a school that educates children affected by severe speech impairment and physical challenges.
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