The guys just sent out a new e-mail detailing the events happening next week at the Switchfoot Bro-am!
MusicWe are excited to announce the lineup for our 7th Annual Bro Am Presented by Hurley to benefit Stand Up for Kids, a national nonprofit volunteer outreach organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless and street kids. Our good friends The Howls, The Romany Rye, and The Silent Comedy will be joining us on the beach along with some very special guests. The Official Bro Am after-party at Belly Up will include performances by Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Fiction Family and Little Hurricane! Check out music by these great artists at the link below.Bro Am Playlist: http://soundcloud.com/footspace/sets/bro-am-mix/s-x5d0P
Surf teams secured their participation via sponsorship donation to StandUp For Kids. This year’s teams will include riders representing Hurley, Billabong, Surfer Magazine, Transworld Surf, Surf Ride, Jetpilot, AKA, Shaper Studios Surfboards, Macbeth, Surfline.com and members of SWITCHFOOT. The surf contest also features a junior division, nerf surf jousting and an expression session!
Vice Verses Listening BoothThanks to our friends over at Ultimate Ears, there will be listening stations on the beach to demo new product lines as well as new music from Switchfoot! For the first time you will be able to hear music off of the new record Vice Verses. UE will also be hosting a contest on the beach to give away tickets to the official after-party at Belly Up.
Belly UpWhile admission to the beach event is free, there will be a post-concert after-party held June 18th at the Belly Up Tavern in nearby Solana Beach. Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Fiction Family and Little Hurricane will play the after-party, which will be hosted by SWITCHFOOT. To purchase tickets to the after-party, click the link below.
Tickets are now on sale for the Auction Night Soiree. The Soiree on June 16th is the kickoff event to Bro Am weekend which includes a silent & live auctions, incredible local cuisine by local restaurants and special music performances. (See below for VIP Package)
How can you contribute to StandUp for Kids??This year, we’ve created multiple ways to contribute to StandUp for Kids. First, you can head to our Facebook page and click on the “Give & Get” link which was created by Dympol. If you donate to StandUp for Kids, not only do you receive a credit to Hurley’s online store for that amount, but you also receive a free Fiction Family track!At the beach event we will have multiple ways to donate. Our friends over at SquareUp will be wearing T-shirts that say, “Square Up for StandUp For Kids – Ask Us How To Donate,” and they’ll have iPhones enabled with card readers on hand, allowing attendees to donate directly to StandUp For Kids right then and there. There will also be a raffle on the beach for some special give away items in between all of the music and surfing.Donate to StandUp: http://www.facebook.com/switchfoot?sk=app_204999342861845
VIP Bro Am Weekend
Are you a Bro-Am weekend VIP? If you know you’ll be partaking in nearly everything Bro-Am weekend-related, then this VIP package is for you!
- One (1) VIP ticket to the Switchfoot Bro-Am Auction Night Soiree on June 16, which includes reserved preferred seating and special perks
- One (1) VIP ticket to the Switchfoot concert at the San Diego County Fair on June 17, which includes access to a VIP area near the stage, preferred parking, and a meet & greet with Switchfoot
- Admission to the VIP chalet at the Bro-Am at Moonlight Beach on June 18, which will include complimentary food and beverages, special expanded “Vice Verses” listening stations (hear more of the record), and more
- VIP Bro-am wristband/laminate (value = priceless)
- 2011 Bro-am shirt
- 2011 Pewter Bro Am Necklace by Cynthia Webb Designs (www.cynthiawebbdesigns.com)
- VIP gift bag including a Switchfoot’s Hello Hurricane collector’s edition book, CD, and DVD; a Macbeth shoe certificate; and morePlease Note: This package does not include the Belly Up after-party, which is a 21+ show. This ticket must be purchased separately.Link to Purchase: http://www.switchfoot.com/product/?catID=&prodID=3181Cost: $300
SponsorsWe have some amazing sponsors on board for this years Bro Am. We first want to thank Hurley for holding the Title Sponsor again after an incredibly successful 2010 Bro Am. Other great sponsors include Ultimate Ears, Surfrider Foundation, Surfaid, Sundt Memorial Foundation, To Write Love On Her Arms, H.O.C., Inc – Believe In Something, Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Adeline Records, INT, Pizza Port, Surf Ride, CQ Mixers, Jedidiah, Clif Bar, Harney Sushi, Honest Tea, Macbeth, Keep A Breast, Sun Bum, San Diego Padres, Christian Surfers Encinitas and Hill Street Cafe.Since its inception in 2005, Bro Am has raised more than $400,000 for San Diego-based children’s charities. Last year’s event was the most successful to date! This year’s will be even better!
Free Yourself -Jon, Tim, Chad, Drew, Jerome
Speaking of the Bro-Am, I know a LOT of you are huge fans of this epic Switchfoot picture by Tom Stone – the SoCal version of the famous Abbey Road Beatles portrait!
If you’re going to the auction, keep your eyes out for that picture, as there will be an autographed (by Switchfoot and Tom Stone) fine art canvas print available to bid on – it will be a one of a kind gallery print – definitely a collectors item, so be sure to save up to bid!
Extremely talented folk duo, The Civil Wars, are hosting a charity auction and Switchfoot has donated an item!:
In support of the recent tornado devastation in Northern Alabama, The Civil Wars have launched a special online auction from June 8-18 (items will go live at 10 PM ET). All proceeds will go to The Salvation Army Tornado Relief Fund of Alabama.
The auction will feature limited edition items donated by The Civil Wars along with numerous other world-renowned musicians. Contributions include Adele, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Bon Iver, Brad Paisley, Bright Eyes, Carrie Underwood, Christina Perri, Drive By Truckers, Emmylou Harris, Flo Rida, George Strait, Hank Williams Sr., Brandi Carlile, James Vincent McMorrow, Jason Aldean, Jason Mraz, John Legend, Justin Townes Earle, Kelly Clarkson, Kobe Bryant, Lionel Richie, Lupe Fiasco, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Rascal Flatts, Roseanne Cash, Sade, Secondhand Serenade, Snoop Dogg, St. Vincent, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, The Secret Sisters, The Temper Trap, Train, Two Door Cinema Club, Tyrese Gibson, VH1, Whitney Houston, Wilco, Wiz Khalifa and Zac Brown.
In addition to raising funds through the auction, The Civil Wars performed at a special benefit concert at the Shoals Theater in Muscle Shoals, AL on May 25. The concert featured special guest appearances by Dylan LeBlanc and Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil with 100% of the proceeds going directly toward tornado victims. All told, the benefit concert raised over $20,000.
John Paul White of The Civil Wars was inspired to action after witnessing the devastation first hand in his home of Florence, Alabama. In his own words, White comments, “The devastation around here can’t be summed up very easily; not in words, pictures, or video. It’s everywhere we look—the lines at the gas pumps, the lines at the hotels, the desperation for generators, water, non perishable food. I, just like everyone else here, have close friends and family that have lost everything.”