11th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am & Rob Machado Bro Junior

Performances By: Switchfoot, Need To Breathe, Drew Holcomb, Colony House & Brynn Elliot

SATURDAY July 11, 2015 at 7am - 5Pm Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, CA

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We Are A GREEN Event!

  • Solar powered stage provided by Alternative Power Productions
  • Single-use plastic water bottle-free event thanks to Hurley H20
  • Rob Machado Foundation & Solana Center green team of volunteers will divert as much waste from the landfill as possible
  • Save gas! Ride the coaster, carpool with friends or skateboard down
  • Take the shuttle from San Dieguito Academy to Moonlight Beach all day long.

Live Webcast

For those not able to make it to the Bro-Am, the event will offer a live Web cast, allowing supporters from around the world to tune in and catch the Bro-Am action live. ViaSat, a wireless technology and services company based in Carlsbad, CA along with its production partners, TourGigs and Blackmagic Designs, is enabling the live stream of this year’s Switchfoot Bro-Am. As part of the partnership, Carlsbad High School TV and its students will work hand-in-hand with ViaSat’s thechnology and partners to bring the live stream to those who can’t be at Moonlight Beach.

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Auction Night Soiree

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
AT A Private Olivenhain Estate

Prior to the big beach day, the Bro-Am kicks off with an auction night soiree on Wednesday, July 8, at a local private estate at which guests will savor signature dishes from the area’s leading restaurants. The evening will also include a live music performance by Switchfoot, stellar silent and live auctions, opportunity drawings, and more.

Culinary Partners: Pacific Coast Grill, Bull Taco, Pacifica Del Mar, So Rich Chocolates, Yummy Cupcakes, Daphne’s California Greek, SusieCakes, Lobster West, Bernini’s Bistro, Pizza Port Brewing Co., & more.

Tickets: $185 each or $260 VIP which include VIP meet & greet reception with Switchfoot. Tickets available now.

Auction items will be available through an online auction. Online Bidding begins on July 2nd and will close on July 12 @ noon PST.

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The bro-am



To give back to the San Diego community through music, surfing & youth development programs.


The 11th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert, presented by iHeart Media San Diego and Hurley, returns to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas on July 11, 2015. An annual event near and dear to Switchfoot's heart, the Bro-Am was created to give back to the San Diego community while benefiting local children’s charities through funds raised at a pre-event auction night soiree, as well as from vendors on the beach day-of, corporate surf team entries, and sponsorships. Since its inception in 2005, the Bro-Am has raised more than $1,150,000 for San Diego-based children’s charities. The members of Switchfoot recently created the Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation to continue their mission of giving back to our local community through music, surfing, and youth development programs. For the first time in Bro-Am history, an online auction will allow fans around the world to bid for unique items.

...giving back to San Diego through music education and youth development.

  • Bro-­Am Studios is a non-­profit music school and performance space founded by the band Switchfoot, where the next generation can be inspired, challenged, and encouraged to grow through the mediums of art and music.
  • We believe that music matters in the lives of young people! Studies show that music improves academic performance, enhances brain activity, and provides healthy artistic expression.
  • At Bro-Am Studios, we provide guitar and piano lessons to kids ages 8-18. We implement a pay-what-you-can model to give every kid an opportunity for quality music education.
  • Our studio is centrally located at 1057 S Coast Hwy 101 in Encinitas, CA.
  • Together with the Bro-Am Foundation, we use raised funds to provide quality instruction, instruments, computers, recording equipment and performance opportunities.
  • We intend to expand into hosting a variety of workshops on all aspects of music, film, and other performing arts that celebrate and strengthen our community.
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