Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews To Play Bridge School Benefit

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers will play the 14th annual Bridge School Benefit concerts, according to a spokesperson for the event.

The October 28 and 29 concerts, to be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, will also feature Beck, folk duo Tegan & Sara and the reunited Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.  

The annual all-acoustic event raises money for the Bridge School, an institution for children with severe physical and speech impairments. The school was co-founded in 1986 by Young and his wife, Pegi.

The absence of electric guitars doesn't stop bands from playing hard and loud. Last year's show was highlighted by a raucous set from Green Day, as well as performances from Tom Waits, The Who, Pearl Jam, and Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins.

Young is the only musician to perform every year — typically opening the

concert with "I Am A Child" — though Crosby, Stills & Nash have appeared frequently. Beck performed at the 1995 benefit, and Petty has played four times, including the first benefit show, in 1986.