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Switchfoot Bro-Am Partners With SD Airport

The Bro-Am surf contest and beach concert returns for its 13th year

The Bro-Am is back. Switchfoot’s annual surf contest and beach concert returns for its 13th year with early ‘00s alt-rockers Lifehouse, G. Love and Donavon Frankenreiter supergroup Jamtown and 91x’s battle of the bands winner in tow.

On Saturday, June 24, on Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, Hurley and iHeartMedia help present multiple surf events and musical performances for multiple charitable causes. Proceeds from the 2017 Bro-Am events go to support non-profits A Step Beyond, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Feeding San Diego, Rob Machado Foundation, StandUp for Kids and VH1 Save the Music Foundation.

Grammy Award-winning pop rockers Switchfoot developed the idea of the Bro-Am in 2005 and 13 years later, the event has brought over 17,000 people to the beach.

In support of the festival, the San Diego International Airport has created an art exhibition emphasizing the positive effect that these kinds of community partnerships have on San Diego.

In conjunction with the exhibition, which is located in terminal two near gate 36, the airport will also hold special music and dance concerts presented by Bro-Am partner youth organizations on June 15 and June 19. Performances include Escondido-based A Step Beyond, VH1 Save the Music Foundation/San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory students from Chula Vista and a special pop-up performance from Switchfoot. Click here for more information.

Switchfoot has always been admirable for their commitment to charitable causes, from CURE International to Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children and To Write Love on Her Arms. That's why we’re proud to call them San Diegan.

Rutger Rosenborg was almost a Stanford neuroscientist before he formed Ed Ghost Tucker. He now plays in the Lulls and makes music on his own when he's not writing. Follow his updates on Facebook or contact him directly.

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