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Bridge School Benefit 25th Anniversary DVD to Play In Theaters

Norah Jones, Jimmy Fallon and Devendra Banhart have been added to this year's line-up

October 17, 2011 11:40 AM ET
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Sir Paul McCartney and Neil Young perform together at the Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, California.
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Twenty-five years ago, Neil Young recruited Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Nils Lofgren, and Crosby, Stills and Nash to play a special acoustic concert to raise money for the Bridge School, which teaches children with severe physical impairments. It's been held nearly every year since, and it always boasts an impressive line-up. In honor of the 25th anniversary, a two-CD/three-DVD collection of songs from the concert's history is hitting shelves on October 24th. It features performances by David Bowie, Bob Dylan, the Who, Simon and Garfunkel and many more acts. That same night, the DVD will be screening at movie theaters across the country.

This year's line-up features Neil Young, Arcade Fire, Los Invisibles featuring Carlos Santana, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons and Beck. Diana Krall and Jenny Lewis were originally on the bill, but they have been replaced by Norah Jones and Devendra Banhart. The show is being held at the Shoreline Ampithteater in Mountain View, California on October 22nd and 23rd. Jimmy Fallon is serving as host on the first night. 

Here are the theaters screening the The Bridge Concerts DVD on October 24th:

 

Atlanta                           Midtown

Austin                           Alamo Drafthouse Lakecreek

Boston                          Kendall

Chicago                        Century

Dallas                           TBC

Denver                          Mayan

Los Angeles                  The Laemmle Santa Monica

Madison                        Sundance

Milwaukee                     Oriental

Minneapolis                   Edina

New York City               Sunshine

Philadelphia                   Ritz Bourse

Pleasantville, NY           Jacob Burns

Portland, ME                 Nickelodeon

Portland, OR                 Hollywood Theatre

San Diego                     Hillcrest

San Francisco               Embarcadero

Santa Cruz                    Nickelodeon

Santa Rosa                   Summerfield

Seattle                          Harvard Exit

Silver Spring, MD       AFI Silver Theatre

Washington, DC          E Street

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