LIVE: Rob Machado Foundation Benefit

Big-name musical acts Matt Nathanson, Brett Dennen and Grouplove's Andrew Wesson performed at the Belly Up for the fourth annual Rob Machado Foundation Benefit show on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.

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The Rob Machado Foundation Benefit concert took over the Belly Up in Solana Beach on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.
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Matt Nathanson (pictured, left) and Brett Dennen were just two of the big-name singer/songwriters who made their way onstage during the evening.
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Andrew Wessen of the band Grouplove played his first-ever solo live performance at the benefit.
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Timmy Curran -- retired surf legend, musician and spokesperson for the Surfrider Foundation -- serenaded the crowd.
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The show -- now in its fourth year -- had a very communal feel. Curran and his friends joined each other around the drum set to make music in the moment.
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Machado, a talented singer/songwriter in his own right (is there anything he can't do?), joined in the musical festivities as well.
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Grouplove's Wessen switched between acoustic guitar and ukulele, ending his set with a jump into the crowd.
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Next came Brett Dennen, the towering, red-haired singer/songwriter from Oakdale, California.
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You may have heard him on TV: His song, "Comeback Kid (That's My Dog)," is the theme song on the NBC comedy, "About a Boy."
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Dennen was joined onstage by Nathanson for a run of songs and musical interplay.
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Nathanson said of Dennen at one point: “There are few people I love more than this man. Watching him play is like watching someone make sweet, sweet love.”
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Machado can be seen here playing one of two Taylor acoustic guitars signed by the night's performers, later auctioned for charity.
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The surfing legend also auctioned two hand-shaped surfboards at the benefit.
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The guitars and surfboards raised more than $13,000 (aside from ticket sales) for Machado's Foundation -- an organization that aims to educate youth on eco-friendliness and sustainability.
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The night ended with all the performers joining each other other onstage for some songs. It couldn't have been better.
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