Grammy-winning alternative rock band SWITCHFOOT‘S 12th annual BRO-AM has been announced for July 9th, 2016 at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA. The annual community celebration and charity event draws over 15,000 people for a free concert on the beach and surf contests benefiting VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Feeding America San Diego, A Step Beyond, StandUp for Kids, SIMA HF and Rob Machado Foundation. SWITCHFOOT, American Authors, Parachute, Josh Garrels, Brynn Elliott and a local artist selected by Gigtown will perform at the concert, which will run from 11am-5pm.
The 12th Annual BRO-AM is presented by Hurley and iHeart Media San Diego with gold sponsors BMW Encinitas, Hornblower Cruises and Events, Suja Juice and Gigtown. Surf events will include the A More “BRO” Than Pro Team Surf Contest Rob Machado Bro Junior Surf Contest for kids age 16 and under, Junior Seau Foundation Adaptive Surf Program presented by CAF Expression Session and Surf Joust Expression Session. The BRO-AM will kick off with the BRO-AM Benefit Party on July 8th, gathering philanthropists and friends for local restaurant tastings, signature cocktails, silent/live auctions and live performances including collaboration with NBA legend Bill Walton.
“The BRO-AM really sums up our connection with San Diego,” says SWITCHFOOT‘S Chad Butler. Jon Foreman adds, “The Switchfoot BRO-AM began in 2005 as an implausible dream: a dream that three of our favorite things (surfing, music, and the local community) could collide for a day in a way that gives back to the town that has given us so much. To see our hometown come together and help deserving kids is an incredible experience.”
Since the inaugural BRO-AM in 2005, SWITCHFOOT has raised over one million dollars for San Diego-based youth charities through funds from vendors at the free beach event, corporate surf team entries, sponsorships and a pre-event Benefit Party and online auction open to fans around the world. For further details on BRO-AM, visit broam.org.
SWITCHFOOT‘s forthcoming album, Where The Light Shines Through, will be released on July 8th, 2016 via Vanguard Records – PRESS HERE to watch the music video for single “Float.” In their incredible two-decade musical career, SWITCHFOOT has sold 5.7 million copies worldwide of their nine studio albums (including 2003’s The Beautiful Letdown and 2009’s GRAMMY Award-winning Hello Hurricane). Where The Light Shines Through, the band’s tenth album and the first since 2014’s highly acclaimed Fading West, was produced in collaboration with John Fields, who helmed the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown – PRESS HERE to watch the album trailer. PRESS HERE to purchase Where the Light Shines Through via iTunes and PRESS HERE to purchase via Amazon Music.
SWITCHFOOT consists of Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Jerome Fontamillas (keys, guitar), Drew Shirley (guitar) and Chad Butler (drums).