photos by Kevin Roche and Erick Frost

Community Celebration

x_broam2Encinitas’ SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM, an annual celebration that gives back, will return for its 15th year with two iconic events in June. The 2019 BRO-AM Benefit Party is a fundraising event like no other, bringing industry leaders, tastemakers, influencers, professional athletes, musicians, artists, and philanthropists together for an evening of delicious tastes and drinks from top local restaurants and brands, digital and live bidding on hundreds of exciting auction items, and an intimate live performance by SWITCHFOOT and other special guests on Thursday, June 27. Proceeds from the Benefit Party support local youth initiatives of this year’s beneficiaries: A Step Beyond, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Feeding San Diego, Rob Machado Foundation, StandUp for Kids, and VH1 Save the Music Foundation.

The 2019 BRO-AM Beach Fest will take place on Saturday, June 29 at Moonlight Beach, drawing over 17,000 attendees of all ages for a day of surf, food, live music, and fun. The event will include a surf contest featuring Rob Machado BRO-JUNIORS, BRO-AM teams, surf jousting, and Junior Seau Foundation Adaptive Surf Program; live performances by SWITCHFOOT and special guests; and local and national vendors.

The idea for the SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM was conceived by SWITCHFOOT band members Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas, and Drew Shirley as a way to give back to their hometown community and invest in homeless, at-risk, and disadvantaged youth. For more information and event tickets go to