FROM THE NEWS NEST: Lineup Announced for 2012 Switchfoot Bro-Am

April 20. 2012 | By Collin Welbon

The 8th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am sponsored by Hurley returns to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA on Saturday, June 16th. This year’s lineup includes Dead Feather Moon, The Howls, Brandon and Leah, and Jon Foreman & Friends. The free concert starts at 12pm. Along with the free concert, there is also a surf competition from 7am to 3:30pm and plenty of vendors and other activities to checkout while hanging out on the beach.

Switchfoot Bro-Am is an annual event that was started by the members of the band as a way to give back to the San Diego community. The event benefits StandUp For Kids – a local children’s charity that strives to make a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless and street kids. For more information about the event, check out Switchfoot’s website or the Switchfoot Bro-Am Facebook page.

“The Bro-Am has been my favorite day of the year ever since we started it back in ’05,” notes Switchfoot‘s Jon Foreman. “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.”

Check out highlights from last year’s Bro-Am here:

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