‘Switchfoot’ Announce 8th Annual ‘Bro-Am Event’ + Tour Dates


Christian alternative rockers Switchfoot are making plans for their 8th annual Bro-Am event, a unique rock concert of sorts that combines live music with a surfing contest. The happening — which takes place on June 16 at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, Calif. — will raise funds for StandUp for Kids, an association that strives to serve homeless, at-risk and street kids.

So far, the bands slated to play this year’s show include Dead Feather Moon, the Howls and Brandon and Leah and  Jon Foreman & Friends, to name a few. Since its inception in 2005, the Bro-Am has raised more than $500,000 for San Diego-based children’s charities. Check out below a video from last year.

“The Bro-Am has been my favorite day of the year ever since we started it back in ‘05,” Switchfoot singer Jon Foreman said in a statement. “To see our hometown come together to help out a deserving group of kids is an incredible experience — surfing, music, and the San Diego scene at its best. We feel truly honored to again partner with StandUp for Kids, an incredible organization serving at-risk youth here in San Diego and across the country. Last year was our biggest year ever, and we hope to top it again this year.”

Tickets for Bro-Am sale has started last Friday [April 27]. For more information, head to Switchfoot’s official website. In other news, Switchfoot — which brings together singer and guitarist Jon Foreman, bass player Tim Foreman, drummer Chad Butler, keyboard player and guitarist Jerome Fontamillas and guitarist Drew Shirley — recently launched their 2012 U.S. headlining tour. Tour Dates are listed below.

05/03/2012 Samford University, Birmingham, AL USA
05/04/2012 Gillioz Theatre, Springfield, MO
05/05/2012 Greenville College, Greenville, IL
05/07/2012 The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
05/08/2012 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA USA
05/10/2012 Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, York, PA
05/11/2012 Track 29, Chatanooga, TN
05/16/2012 Blue Bonnet Palace, Selma, TX
05/17/2012 Tipitina’s, New Orleans, LA
05/18/2012 Hangout Music Fest, Gulf Shores, AL
05/20/2012 North Central College, Naperville, IL
05/22/2012 Garrick Centre, Winnipeg, MB
05/24/2012 Louis’ Pub, Saskatoon, SK Canada
05/25/2012 Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB, Canada
05/26/2012 MacEwan Ballroom, Calgary, AB, Canada
05/27/2012 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
06/15/2012 Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA USA
06/16/2012 Bro-Am, Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, Calif.
06/20/2012 Icthus Farm, Wilmore, KY USA
06/22/2012 Hurricane Festival, Eichenring, Scheeßel – Germany,
06/23/2012 Southside Festival, Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany
06/24/2012 Isle of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight, UK
06/28/2012 King’s Island, King’s Island, OH
06/30/2012 Agape Farm, Shirleysburg, PA USA
07/07/2012 Gullbranna Festival, Halmstad, Sweden
07/11/2012 Sunnyview Fairgrounds, Oshkosh, WI
07/13/2012 Sonshine Festival- Willmar Civic Center Grounds, Willmar, MN
07/14/2012 Magic Springs Theme Park, Hot Springs, AR
07/20/2012 Enumclaw Expo Center, Enumclaw, WA
08/02/2012 Gunstock Mountain Resort, Gilford, NH
08/06/2012 Darien Lake Theme Park, Darien Center, NY
08/18/2012 Centene Stadium, Great Falls, MT

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