Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit — a two-day concert that raises funds to help teach students with severe learning and communication challenges — celebrated its 25th anniversary this weekend at San Francisco's Shoreline Amphitheatre, and music's elite came out to help: Arcade Fire, Eddie Vedder, Beck, Foo Fighters, Tony Bennett, Norah Jones, Mumford & Sons, Devendra Banhart, and others all performed to more than 45,000 fans over two days. And, of course, Young and his wife Pegi joined for a few songs. Neil rocked out with many of the performers, and led a sing-along of the Youngbloods' classic "Get Together."
See photos and read about each performer's set right now!.
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