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Neil Young’s popular Bridge School Benefit Concert canceled for 2017

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The Dixie Chicks and Sheryl Crow play the Bridge School Benefit Concert in October 2015. Neil and Pegi Young have announced there won't be a concert in 2017.
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The Dixie Chicks and Sheryl Crow play the Bridge School Benefit Concert in October 2015. Neil and Pegi Young have announced there won't be a concert in 2017.

A popular annual charity event for The Bridge School has been canceled this year.

Organizers Neil Young and Pegi Young have announced that the Bridge School Benefit Concert, which was started in 1986, will not grace Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View this year.

The Bridge School is a nonprofit organization geared toward helping those with severe speech and physical impairments. The concert has been a much-loved event in the Bay Area over more than 30 years.

“Although I will continue in fundraising efforts, for personal reasons beginning this year I will no longer be hosting The Bridge School Concert,” Neil Young wrote in a letter posted to the school’s website. “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.”

“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,” Pegi Young said in her letter.

Whether the concerts will be revived in future years is not clear as of yet.

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