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This is an annual concert (except for 1987) started by Neil Young benifiting the Bridge School (one of his kids went to school there - so I understand). The Bridge Schhol is an alternative school for physically challenged, severely speech impaired children.

All shows have been held outdoors, in the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, except for Bridge II, which was held indoors in the Oakland Coliseum.

Neil Young is the MC of the event and usually joins each artist for a song or two in addition to opening the show with an acoustic set each year.


Bridge XV (October 20 & 21, 2001) Featured:
Neil Young
Crazy Horse
Pearl Jam
REM
Dave Mathews
Ben Harper
Tracy Chapman
Billy Idol
Jill Sobule


Bridge XIV (October 28 & 29, 2000) Featured:
CSNY
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Beck
Dave Mathews Band
Foo Fighters
Tegan & Sara
plus a surprise appearance by Robin Williams.


Bridge XIII (October 30 & 31, 1999) Featured:
The Who
Pearl Jam
Sheryl Crow
Green Day
Billy Corgan & James Iha
Tom Waits (Sat. only)
Emmylou Harris (Sun. only)
Lucinda Williams
Brian Wilson

Bridge XII (October 17 & 18, 1998) Featured:
REM
Phish
Wallflowers
Sarah McLachlan
Barenaked Ladies
Johnathan Richman
The Eels
Pete Droge & Mike McCready (sunday only]

Bridge XI (October 18 & 19, 1997) Featured:
Metallica
Lou Reed
Smashing Pumpkins (with guests [Marilyn Manson & Twiggy Ramirez on Saturday)
Alanis Morrisette
Dave Mathews Band
Blues Traveler
Kacey Crowley.

Bridge X (October 19 & 20, 1996) Featured:
Hayden
Pete Townshend (Saturday)
Billy Idol (Sunday)
Cowboy Junkies
Patti Smith
Bonnie Rait (Sunday)
David Bowie
Pearl Jam.

Bridge IX (October 28, 1995) Featured:
Beck
Emmylou Harris & Daniel Lanois]
Bruce Springsteen
The Pretenders
Hootie and the Blowfish.

Bridge VIII (October 1 & 2, 1994) Featured:
Peter Droge
Mazzy Star
Ministry
Indigo Girls
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Pearl Jam

Bridge VII (November 06, 1993) Featured:
Melissa Etheridge
Warren Zevon
Anne Wilson & Nancy Wilson
Sammy Hagar & Eddie van Halen
Bonnie Raitt (with Graham Nash on one tune)
Simon & Garfunkel

Bridge VI (November 01, 1992) Featured
Shawn Colvin
Sammy Hagar
Elton John
Pearl Jam
James Taylor

Bridge V (November 02, 1991) Featured:
Larry Keegan
John Lee Hooker
Don Henly
Nils Lofgren
Tracy Chapman
Sonic Youth
Willie Nelson

Bridge IV (October 26, 1990) Featured:
Cheech Marin
Larry Keegan
Jackson Browne
Edie Brickell and a few Bohemians
Elvis Costello
Steve Miller

Bridge III (October 28, 1989) Featured:
Sammy Hagar
Tom Petty
Tracy Chapman
CSN/Y

Bridge II (December 4, 1988) Featured:
Nils Lofgren
Billy Idol
Bob Dylan and G.E.Smith
Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Tracy Chapman
CSNY

Bridge I (October 13, 1986) Featured:
CSNY
Nils Lofgren
Don Henley
Tom Petty
Robin Williams
Bruce Springsteen.


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