Quantcast
metroactive logo

Cancelled: Bridge School Benefit 2017

In Culture, Music
ON THE RECORD: Neil Young has said he will no longer be involved with the Bridge School Benefit Concert for 'Personal Reasons.' Pictured with Jim James of My Morning Jacket. Photo by Brian Kirksey.

ON THE RECORD: Neil Young has said he will no longer be involved with the Bridge School Benefit Concert for 'Personal Reasons.' Pictured with Jim James of My Morning Jacket. Photo by Brian Kirksey.

The 2017 Bridge School Benefit Concert has been canceled and Neil Young—the rock star behind the star-studded charity show—has announced he will no longer be performing at the shows. In a letter from Young, posted on the Bridge School website, the singer and songwriter—known for his work in Buffalo Springfield, CSNY and a long solo career—cited “personal reasons” for his decision.

“Although I will continue in fund raising efforts, for personal reasons beginning this year I will no longer be hosting The Bridge School Concert,” Young wrote.

Some have speculated that the decision might be due to a health condition or to a rift between Young and Pegi Young, his former wife. The couple split in 2014. Pegi also posted a letter on the Bridge School website. Read both of their letters here.

Check out pictures from the 2016 Bridge School Benefit—the 30th anniversary of the event—here.

Back to top