The 2011 BRIDGE SCHOOL CONCERTS will be held this weekend Oct 22nd and 23rd, at The Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, marking the 25th anniversary of this incredible and historic series. For the past quarter of a century, the biggest and brightest names in music have been drawn to these concerts to pledge their support of The Bridge School, a non-profit, innovative organization educating children with severe speech and physical impairments through the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems and assistive technology.
For the first-time ever, The Bridge School Concert will be webcast live from The Shoreline Amphitheatre this Saturday only, Oct 22nd and will stream in its entirety on Facebook and YouTube. Click here to view the trailer now!
The artists set to appear are: Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Arcade Fire, Eddie Vedder, Los Invisibles (featuring Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana & guests), Beck, Mumford & Sons, Devendra Banhart and Norah Jones with The Little Willies.
For this event, Facebook and HYFN havedesigned a custom-made Facebook App that providesa landing page forthe worldwide online community to watch and interact with one another. The online audience can share photos and Bridge School concert memories on Facebook while watching the concert as it happens. Fans attending the actual show can upload their photos and send messages about their concert experience during the show. Together, participants both online on Facebook and at The Shoreline will create a unique shared interactive concert community experience.
Here are the links:
Twitter: *artists performing over the weekend will be tweeting from the show and sharing their Bridge School weekend experience, from the performer's point of view.
Follow us on Twitter: @bridgeconcert
This is the hashtag being used - #supportbridgeschool
Alternate hashtag - #supportbridgeschool #bridgeschool
Text2Give: *Thru the help of MobileCause, those watching the webcast and the audience at Shoreline will all be able to support the Bridge School in their fund raising efforts. Text bridge to 80888 and reply YES to donate $10 to the Bridge School
As previously announced, The Bridge School Benefit Concerts - 25th Anniversary Edition, offered in a 3-DVD set and 2-CD package will be released by Reprise Records on Oct 24th.
View the trailer here.
The 3-DVD set includes two performance discs featuring Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Pearl Jam, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Who, Tom Petty, Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young, and much more. A documentary DVD includes "The Bridge School Story," which gives a special look into this wonderful school and the truly phenomenal services they provide children with advanced physical and communication challenges. Another documentary on the DVD, "Backstage At The Bridge School Benefit Concert," offers a bird's-eye view of the event itself, along with special features including heartfelt interviews with the students and the artists themselves.
The 2-CD set features exclusive performances from Sheryl Crow, Thom Yorke, Norah Jones, No Doubt, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Sonic Youth, and more.
The Bridge School Benefit Concerts - 25th Anniversary Edition will entertain, enlighten, and inform you on how to become a member of The Bridge School family. For more about The Bridge School, visit www.bridgeschool.org
Click here to find out more information on the release and how to donate directly to The Bridge School. Click here to pre-order the 3-DVD package. Click here to pre-order the 2-CD package.
The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition DVD:
Bruce Springsteen "Born In The USA"
Patti Smith "People Have The Power"
Pearl Jam "Better Man"
David Bowie "Heroes"
Ben Harper "There Will Be A Light"
Bob Dylan "Girl From The North Country"
R.E.M. "Country Feedback"
Emmylou Harris & Buddy Miller "Love Hurts"
Fleet Foxes "Blue Ridge Mountains"
Devendra Banhart "At The Hop"
Bonnie Raitt "The Road Is My Middle Name"
Billy Idol "Rebel Yell"