The 30th Annual Bridge School Benefit took place this past October 22 and 23 in Mountain View, California at the Shoreline Amphitheatre.
Canadian folk rock singer/songwriter Neil Young and his ex-wife Pegi have been organizing the “all acoustic, non-profit charity event” for years, and the legend was just one of many famous names on the bill set to perform.
Young joined Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters on stage with My Morning Jacket at the end of the night to perform a moving cover of Bob Dylan’s 1973 recording of “Forever Young”, which appeared on Dylan’s 14th studio record Planet Waves in 1974.
Waters had reunited that evening with the boys of MMJ after the two acts joined musical forces on stage in June of 2015 at the Newport Folk Festival where they engaged in an acoustic-heavy set and finished it off with the same Dylan cover.
Along with Young, My Morning Jacket, and Waters, this year’s musical lineup consisted of Metallica, Nils Lofgren, Cage The Elephant, Norah Jones, Dave Matthews, and Willie Nelson.
The official website gives a summary of the famous event by stating, “The Bridge School is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of augmentative & alternative means of communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) applications and through the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative life-long educational strategies.”
Watch Young, Waters, and My Morning Jacket perform “Forever Young” below.
Photos: Getty/Bridge School Benefit