Machado Foundation 2nd Annual Benefit

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments


Jason Mraz, courtesy of

Jason Mraz, courtesy of

Jason Mraz and Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik Perform                             

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 11, at The Belly Up in Solana Beach. Multi-Grammy award-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.

Machado is not just one of the world’s greatest surfers; he’s one of the sport’s most recognizable characters, a living icon who continues to expand the definition of what professional surfing is all about. Machado was consistently among the top seeded competitors while on the ASP World Tour. With 12 career WCT victories, Machado has been among the elite top ten most popular surfers since 1996 on Surfer Magazine’s Surfer Poll. He was inducted into the Surfer’s Hall of Fame in 2000, awarded the prestigious honor of Waterman’s of the Year by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) in 2009 and, in 2011, the City of Huntington Beach California awarded him a star on the Surfing Walk of Fame.

Mraz has taken his musical journey from coffee houses like LeStat’s, to stadiums globally and now has two Grammy Awards and six Grammy nominations to his credit. He has also received the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s esteemed Hal David Starlight Award, and, in 2013, fans voted Mraz “Favorite Male Artist” at the 39th annual People’s Choice Awards. Mraz’s latest album, “Love is a Four Letter Word,” debuted in the Top 15 in 13 countries including #2 in the United States and the United Kingdom with the first single, “I Won’t Give Up” debuting in the #1 slot on Billboard’s “Digital Songs” chart one week after its release.

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer John Rzeznik has become one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music history, selling more than 10 million albums with his band, The Goo Goo Dolls. As a composer, Rzeznik has penned hundreds of songs including instantly recognizable Number One and Top Ten multi-format hit singles like “Name,” “Slide,” “Black Balloon,” and “Broadway.” “Iris,” from the City Of Angels soundtrack, spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard and was recently named the biggest pop radio song of the last 20 years.

In the course of a few short months, Run River North went from playing a handful of hometown shows in Los Angeles to performing to an audience of millions on late-night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” It was an explosive trajectory for the sextet (then called Monsters Calling Home). Produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built to Spill, Band of Horses), Run River North’s self-titled debut album is set for release on February 25, 2014 via Nettwerk Records. The band mates all come from families who moved to Southern California from Asia, and the album reflects their shared search for a sense of home while also addressing the universal struggle for identity.

Tickets for the show are $80 to $200 and the high end ticket gets you a VIP early entry, a meet and greet with Rob Machado and John Rzeznik, and a nice swag bag from the Machado Foundation. Loft seats may be available by calling the Belly Up at (858) 481-8140.

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