2012-10-16 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY

Springsteen makes a not-totally-unexpected guest appearance at Right To Rock 2012, an event celebrating the tenth anniversary of Little Kids Rock, a non-profit charity dedicated to restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. Man of the hour however is Steve Van Zandt, who is presented with the 'Big Man Of The Year Award'. Clarence Clemons was honored in 2009 with the inaugural award, and each year the charity has presented it to "a musical luminary who is represents the ideals of our organization and is passionate about our mission of transforming children's lives through music education." Bruce gives a speech, before joining Steve and guests on stage for three songs. Also present: event chairs Max Weinberg and Maureen Van Zandt along with Elvis Costello, Dion, Tom Morello, Darlene Love, Southside Johnny, Kris Allen, Rubén Blades, Gary U.S. Bonds, Michael Des Barres, Michael Johns, Jesse Malin, Bernie Williams, The Midtown Men, and others. Backing band are the NYC Hit Squad, accompanied by Bobby Bandiera, Jake Clemons, Charlie Giordano, Everett Bradley, Cindy Mizelle, Curtis King, Tawatha Agee, and The E Street Horns.

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