Legendary Surfer Announces November 11th Benefit Concert

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Rob Machado – legendary surfer, environmental activist and musician – has put together a stellar lineup for the Second Annual benefit concert for the Rob Machado Foundation, which will take place on Monday, November 11th, at The Belly Up in San Diego, CA. Multi-GRAMMY winning pop troubadour Jason Mraz will be performing acoustic at this intimate event and The Goo Goo Dolls front man John Rzeznik, who played last year’s sold-out RMF concert, will return for a special solo acoustic set. Breakout Los Angeles band Run River North round out the bill. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.

“I’m excited to be hosting a second RMF benefit concert. I’m honored that Jason, John and Run River North are supporting us,” says Rob Machado. “The proceeds from our first event enabled us to do a lot – we’ve brought gardening programs to San Diego schools and just last month we installed new trash bins at Cardiff Seaside Beach, replacing the rusted old cans that gave seagulls easy access to trash that would then wind up back on the beach – so I can’t wait to see how this night unfolds.”

Tickets will be available beginning Friday, October 11th, at Noon PT at http://www.bellyup.com/event/rob-machado-foundation-2nd-annual-benefit-concert/. In addition to General Admission and Loft tickets, a limited number of VIP packages – featuring a 6 p.m. meet and greet with Rob Machado and John Rzeznik and an exclusive gift bag – will be available. For additional details, visit http://robmachadofoundation.org.

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 2012 benefit concert, RMF was able to:

Fund youth Green Team at 2013 Bro-Am, which diverted over 300 pounds of waste from the landfill
Provide program support for implementation of new, more effective trash bins at Seaside Beach. The new cans were designed with eVocal, produced from 100% reclaimed and recycled material, and purchased with the help of Sambazon.

Install trash and recycling bins on school athletic fields

Fund establishment of Grow Your Own school garden program in San Diego

Support school greening initiatives with needed materials/supplies

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