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    Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:45:20

    This Weekend's Bridge School Concert on October 20 to Webcast Live! - They shows take place on October 20 + 21, but only one show is webcasting

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    Webcast alert for all ye rockers.

    Pull up a chair and park yourself in front of your computer on Saturday, October 20, rock fans, since the 2012 Bridge School Concerts will be held this weekend October 20 and 21 at The Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, with Saturday's show viewable online. It marks the 26th anniversary of this incredible and historic series.

    For the past quarter of a century, the biggest and brightest names in music have been drawn to these concerts to pledge their support of The Bridge School, a non-profit, innovative organization educating children with severe speech and physical impairments through the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems and assistive technology.

    The Bridge School Concert will be webcast live from the Shoreline Amphitheatre this Saturday only, October 20, and will stream in its entirety on Facebook. A donation to The Bridge School of $5 or greater is asked to gain access to the webcast. In the meantime, watch a trailer for the webcast below:



    Is it clear that only Saturday's show will webcast? It should be now!

    The artists set to appear are as follows: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White, Guns N' Roses, The Flaming Lips, Ray LaMontagne, Sarah McLachlan, Foster the People, Lucinda Williams, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang, and Gary Clark, Jr.

    For this event, Facebook PMDs GraphEffect (social strategy and advertising) and HYFN (app development and execution) provided collaborative pro bono services leading to the creation and marketing of a Facebook application to stream the concert live.

    This Facebook application provides a landing page for the worldwide online community to watch and interact with one another. Together, participants both online on Facebook and at the Shoreline will create a unique shared interactive concert community experience.

    The streaming of the webcast will be provided by the uStream Broadcast Network, the leader in live and interactive video streaming.

    Go www.bridgeschoolbenefit.org for more info.

    Artists performing over the weekend will be tweeting from the show and sharing their Bridge weekend experience, from the performer's point of view.

    Twitter: @bridgeconcert
    This is the hashtag being used: #supportbridgeschool
    Alternate hashtag: - #supportbridgeschool #bridgeschool

    Text2Give: Thru the help of MobileCause, those watching the webcast and the audience at Shoreline will all be able to support the Bridge School in their fund raising efforts. Text bridge to 80888 and reply YES to donate $10 to the Bridge School.

    There you have it, all the details.

    Will you watch the webcast?

    —Carly Costello
    10.18.12



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