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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

 

Pegi & Neil Young’s Concert for the Bridge School

 

Pegi & Neil Young’s Concert for the Bridge School airs Friday, Aug. 17th from 8-9:00pm on WTVP-HD.

Musician Neil Young and his wife, Pegi

– Celebrate 25 Years with Some of the Biggest Names in Music, Including Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, David Bowie, Tom Petty and Others at this Annual Charity Event –

 

Organized by musician Neil Young and his wife, Pegi, the Bridge School Benefit Concert is an annual, nonprofit charity event held every October to raise funds for the school’s programs for the communicative and educational development of children with severe speech and physical impairments. Some of the biggest names in music participate in these all-acoustic concerts held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, and this past October marked its 25th anniversary. For the occasion, this PBS concert special includes performances that span the past 25 years. Pegi & Neil Young’s Concert for the Bridge School airs Friday, Aug. 17th from 8-9:00pm on WTVP-HD. An encore performance is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18th at 11 p.m.

Pegi & Neil Young’s Concert for the Bridge School features these performances:

  • Born in the USA” - Bruce Springsteen

  • “Better Man” – Pearl Jam

  • “Heroes” – David Bowie

  • “Love Hurts” – Emmylou Harris

  • “The Road’s My Middle Name” – Bonnie Raitt

  • “Surfin’ USA” – Brian Wilson (with ensemble)

  • “Sense of Purpose” – The Pretenders

  • “Fire & Rain” – James Taylor

  • “America” – Simon & Garfunkel

  • “Get Back” – Paul McCartney

  • “Shadow of a Doubt” – Tom Petty

  • “Crime in the City” – Neil Young

 

 

 

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For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org

 


 

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