On October 24 and 25, some of the biggest names in music including Neil Young and Promise of the Real, Ben Harper, Ryan Adams, Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow and St. Vincent performed at the 29th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert, which was held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Tickets for the event went on sale September 18 and dwindled quickly. Many of the tickets moved to the secondary market, where prices averaged $147 for both dates, according to ticket aggregator TiqIQ. Face value tickets range from $24-$150, so resale tickets to The Bridge School Benefit Concert were the cheaper option for fans looking to attend.
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Just days before the concert, a resale ticket to Saturday's benefit concert averaged $153, with a get-in of just $26--just $1 more expensive than the cheapest face-value price. Sunday's show was a little cheaper, averaging $141 on the secondary ticket market. A get-in ticket was also just $26 for Sunday's show.
The benefit series, which was founded by Neil Young and ex-wife Pegi in 1986, is a non-profit charity event held every October. According to the organization's website, all proceeds of the concert go directly to The Bridge School, an organization that helps individuals with severe speech and physical impairments. The benefit series has grown exponentially since its first concert in 1986. The earliest lineup included a roster of just seven acts, including Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Tom Petty, and the late comedian/actor Robin Williams. Other major appearances over the years have included Pearl Jam, Phish, John Mayer, Incubus, Indigo Girls, Dave Matthews, Norah Jones, Tegan and Sara and Counting Crows. Neil Young has played at every event since its incarnation. The Grammy Award-winning group Dixie Chicks will be making their Bridge School Debut.
For those attending the event outside of the California area, Hipmunk.com had Santa Clara flights, which will have attendees within 20 miles of Mountain View, California. To complete the trip, Santa Clara hotels on Hipmunk started from $79 for those hoping to participate in the entertaining, benefit event.