Jack Johnson has been added to the Saturday lineup for Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit Concert. He will join Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello, Fun., Diana Krall, Heart and Jenny Lewis for the event, which is set to take place October 26 and 27 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain Views, CA. Johnson has been added to the bill following The Killers’ recent cancellation.
The Bridge School Benefit is an annual, all-acoustic, charity event organized by Young and his wife Pegi. All of the proceeds from the performances go to The Bridge School, a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of augmentative & alternative means of communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) applications and through the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative life-long educational strategies.
Jack Johnson is no stranger to charitable performances, seeing as all of his live shows are essentially benefit concerts. For years, Johnson has put all of his touring proceeds into his Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation. The singer-songwriter has a few things to say about the organization in the cover story from the latest issue of Relix.