Smashing Pumpkins, ZZ Top, Death Cab For Cutie to Headline Bridge School Benefit 2008

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The official Bridge School Benefit lineup was just announced, and like always, it's a doozey. This year's event goes down Oct. 25 and 26 at Shoreline Amphitheatre, and brings back Neil Young alongside Wilco, Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie, Norah Jones, and Cat Power for both days. Special one-day appearances come from Sarah McLachlan and rock luminaries ZZ Top on Oct. 25, and Josh Groban and Smashing Pumpkins on Oct. 26. Tickets for both shows go on sale Sun., Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. Click 'More' for the entire press release. --Oscar Pascual

For Immediate Release:

The 22nd Annual Bridge School Benefit Lineup Announced

Saturday, October 25th at 5pm:

Neil Young
Jack Johnson
Norah Jones

ZZ Top

Sarah McLachlan
Death Cab For Cutie
Cat Power

Sunday, October 26th at 2pm:

Neil Young
Jack Johnson
Josh Groban

Norah Jones


Smashing Pumpkins

Death Cab for Cutie

Cat Power

Shoreline Amphitheatre

Tickets for both shows are on sale Sunday, September 28th at 10am

San Francisco, CA (September 22, 2008) - The highly anticipated details of the 22nd Annual Bridge School Benefit concerts at Shoreline Amphitheatre have just been announced. Taking place at Shoreline Amphitheatre on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th, this year's lineup features acoustic performances by Neil Young, Jack Johnson, ZZ Top (performing on Saturday only), Sarah McLachlan (performing on Saturday only), Josh Groban (performing on Sunday only), Smashing Pumpkins (performing on Sunday only), Norah Jones, Death Cab For Cutie, Wilco and Cat Power. Hosted by Neil and Pegi Young, The Bridge School Benefit concerts are some of the most anticipated musical events in the Bay Area each year and provide a major source of funding for The Bridge School, a program for the communicative and education development of children with severe speech and physical impairments.

This year marks the first appearance at the Bridge School Benefit concerts for ZZ Top, Josh Groban and Cat Power.

The first Bridge School Benefit concert took place at Shoreline on October 13th, 1986. Past performers have included Paul McCartney, Green Day, The Who, Metallica, Brian Wilson, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.

Tickets for the 22nd Annual Bridge School Benefit concerts go on sale Sunday, September 28th at 10am at, Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 415-421-TIXS, 408-998-TIXS, 510-625-TIXS or 925-685-TIXS. Reserved seats are $150.00 and $75.00 and general admission tickets are $39.50 plus applicable charges. To purchase tickets with no service charge, please visit the Shoreline Amphitheatre box office on Sundays between 10am and 2pm.

About The Bridge School:

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.

The Bridge School is an internationally recognized leader in the education of children who use augmentative and alternative communication and has developed unique programs and trained highly skilled professionals in the use of state of the art assistive technology.

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