Bridge School Benefit Announces 2015 Lineup

Neil Young has added a special stop to his tour plans with Promise of the Real – this year’s . The lineup for the annual acoustic, charity event also includes Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow and Ryan Adams.

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Farm Aid, Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, N.C.

Organized by Neil and Pegi Young, the 29th Bridge School Benefit takes place Oct. 24-25 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.

Might the Dixie Chicks’ appearance be a hint at U.S. tour plans to come? A few months ago the band announced a brief European excursion, marking its first tour since 2013. The Dixie Chicks hasn’t played the U.S. since a run of 2010 dates supporting the Eagles. Its most recent U.S. headline tour took place in 2006.

The Bridge School Benefit lineup also includes St. Vincent, Gary Clark Jr., Spoon and Nils Lofgren.

A few commenters on Bridge School’s Facebook page claim that the organization’s website initially listed Pearl Jam on the lineup. A representative for Bridge School replied, saying, “Sorry if there has been any confusion! Pearl Jam is not scheduled to be at the 2015 Benefit Concert. We may have special guests so stay tuned!”

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"Budweiser Made In America," Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pa.

All proceeds directly benefit the operations of The Bridge School. The Bay Area nonprofit was founded to help individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities and pursue their goals and dreams.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. PDT.

Visit for more information, including details about the “Bridge School 365 Campaign” raffle.