All-American Rejects, P.O.D., Austin Burns and others to play
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 September, 2014 - The Rob Machado Foundation is partnering once again with The Belly Up in San Diego, CA for its annual benefit concert. Tickets sold out so quickly for the foundation's 2012 and 2013 concerts that Machado has made plans for the 2014 event to take place over the course of two consecutive nights - November 10 & 11.
Each evening will feature a stellar line-up of artists taking the stage at this intimate venue. The All-American Rejects, P.O.D., Austin Burns and The Workday Release will play on Monday, November 10. Goo Goo Dolls, Run River North and Timmy Curran will perform on Tuesday, November 11. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m. each evening.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 19, at noon PT here for Monday's show and here for Tuesday's show. In addition to general admission tickets, a limited number of VIP packages - featuring early admission, a 6 p.m. meet and greet with Rob Machado and Goo Goo Dolls and an exclusive backpack - will be available for the November 11 show.
"I'd like to thank all the musicians who are performing at our charity benefit, some of them for the second or third year, and the fans, who always make it a great night and help us raise the money we need to fund programs that have a real impact on the environment year-round," said Rob Machado.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Rob Machado Foundation, a California-based 501c(3) non-profit private foundation. Founded in 2004, RMF was created to support charities dedicated to environmental programs worldwide. Its primary mission is to provide funding and initiate educational programs focused on helping children understand their contribution towards a healthy earth. With funds raised in the past year - including the sold-out 2013 benefit concert - RMF was able to:
Shatter waste diversion records at the 2014 Switchfoot Bro Am, held at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. The 87 volunteers from RMF's Green Team recycled 892 pounds of waste - a 56% diversion rate. For the first time in Switchfoot Bro Am's 10-year history, more waste was recycled than thrown away.
Install new, more effective trashcans at Cardiff State Beach. The new covered cans prevent seagulls and winds from dispersing trash across the beach and into the water. Made from 100% reclaimed material, the cans were designed by local artisans eVocal and installed in partnership with California State Parks.
Co-sponsor the Grow Your Own program at the Solana Center, where teachers were trained by an instructor from the Ecology Center on how to start and lead school gardens. Sponsor Family Ocean Night, an evening of ocean education for the kids and the entire Cardiff community, at Cardiff Elementary in Spring 2014.
Install recycling bins at local elementary and high schools where no recycling opportunities existed. Serve as a non-profit partner for Jack Johnson's From Here to Now to You tour and host a booth at Johnson's August 30 concert in San Diego.
Artists performing 11/10:
The All-American Rejects
The Workday Release
Artists performing 11/11:
Goo Goo Dolls
Run River North