Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.
Bridge School Benefit was an annual charity concert held in Mountain View, California, every October at the Shoreline Amphitheatre from 1986 until 2016. The concerts lasted the entire weekend and were organized by musicians Neil Young and Pegi Young. An annual Bay Area highlight, the concerts were billed online as the primary means of funding for The Bridge School; over both days, the reserved seats alone brought in well over a million dollars every year.
Partial proceeds benefited the
Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. One of the thrusts of the program is the use of advanced  augmentative and alternative communication and assistive technology.
The first concert was in October 1986, and, with the exception of 1987, the concert was held every year until 2016. The benefit was known for having a relatively high-profile lineup and strong performances, primarily due to Young's extensive connections within the music industry. He performed every year, and oftentimes he would opt to do so multiple times throughout the weekend. At times he would bring another artist on stage and do a collaboration of one of his songs with them.
On November 18, 1997,
The Bridge School Concerts, Vol. 1, a compilation CD containing 15 songs, was released by Reprise Records through Amazon.
In 2006, a six-volume set entitled
was released through The Bridge School Collection, Vol.1 iTunes. The set contains 80 recordings from the concerts and a digital booklet. Additional volumes from the concerts were released on iTunes annually through 2011.
On October 24, 2011,
Reprise Records released The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition, a compilation CD containing 25 songs, with critical acclaim. 
The last concerts were held in October 2016. On June 14, 2017, Neil and Pegi Young announced that the Bridge School Concerts would no longer continue.
List of concerts
Bridge I October 13, 1986 in Mountain View, California at the Shoreline Amphitheater
Bridge II December 4, 1988 in
Oakland, California at the Oakland Coliseum
Bridge III October 28, 1989
Bridge IV October 26, 1990
Bridge V November 2, 1991
Bridge VI November 1, 1992
Bridge VII November 6, 1993
Bridge VIII October 1 & October 2, 1994
Bridge IX October 28, 1995
Bridge X October 19 & October 20, 1996
Bridge XI October 18 & October 19, 1997
Bridge XII October 17 & October 18, 1998
Bridge XIII October 30 & October 31, 1999
Bridge XIV October 28 & October 29, 2000
Bridge XV October 20 & October 21, 2001
Bridge XVI October 26 & October 27, 2002
Bridge XVII October 25 & October 26, 2003
Bridge XVIII October 23 & October 24, 2004
Bridge XIX October 29 & October 30, 2005
Performers included: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Emmylou Harris, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds (Day 2 only), John Mellencamp (Day 1 only), Los Lobos, Norah Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bright Eyes, and Good Charlotte. Bridge XX October 21 & October 22, 2006
Bridge XXI October 27 & October 28, 2007
Bridge XXII October 25 & October 26, 2008
Bridge XXIII October 24 & October 25, 2009
Bridge XXIV October 23 & October 24, 2010
Performers included:  Buffalo Springfield, Pearl Jam, Elvis Costello (Solo Day 1 only), Merle Haggard (canceled due to health) &  Kris Kristofferson, Modest Mouse, Grizzly Bear, Lucinda Williams (Day 1 only), Billy Idol (Day 1 only), Jackson Browne & David Lindley (Day 1 only), T-Bone Burnett's Speaking Clock Revue featuring: Elton John, Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, Ralph Stanley, Neko Case, & Jeff Bridges (Day 2 Only), and guest appearances by Emmylou Harris (day 1 only) and Ramblin' Jack Elliott (day 2 finale only). Bridge XXV October 22 & October 23, 2011
Performers included: Neil Young, Arcade Fire, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Tony Bennett (Day 2 only), Foo Fighters (Day 2 only), Eddie Vedder, Mumford & Sons, Los Invisibles featuring Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana & Guests, Beck, Norah Jones and The Little Willies, and Devendra Banhart. Jimmy Fallon (MC for Saturday only (missed flight)), Diana Krall and Jenny Lewis were scheduled to perform but canceled. Bridge XXVI October 20 & October 21, 2012
Performers included: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Guns N' Roses, Eddie Vedder, Jack White, The Flaming Lips, Sarah McLachlan, Foster the People, Lucinda Williams, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang, Gary Clark Jr., Ray LaMontagne Bridge XXVII October 26 & October 27, 2013
Performers included: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Arcade Fire (Day 1 Only), Queens of the Stone Age, Jack Johnson (Day 1 only), My Morning Jacket, Tom Waits (Day 2 only), Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, fun., Heart, and Jenny Lewis. The Killers were originally scheduled to perform on Day 1 but canceled.  Bridge XXVIII October 25 & October 26, 2014
Bridge XXIX October 24 & October 25, 2015
Bridge XXX October 22 & October 23, 2016
"Welcome to The Bridge School". Bridgeschool.org . Retrieved . 2014-04-15
Chonin, Neva (December 9, 1999). Performance: Bridge School Benefit. San Francisco, California: Rolling Stone LLC. p. 34. ISSN 0035-791X.
"The Bridge School Concerts, Vol. 1: Music". Amazon.com . Retrieved . 2014-04-15
"The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition (2CD): Music". Amazon.com . Retrieved . 2014-04-15
". 'The Bridge School Concerts '" First Listen. National Public Radio. October 16, 2011 . Retrieved . December 9, 2011
"Pearl Jam to Perform at 24th Annual Bridge School Benefit". pearljam.com. Archived from the original on September 17, 2010 . Retrieved . September 15, 2010
^ Lewis, Randy, "Merle Haggard misses Bridge School concert because of illness", October 24, 2010,
Los Angeles Time, Pop & Hiss Blog, [latimesblogs.latimes.com]
"Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert" . Retrieved . 27 January 2014