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$200 VIP ticket includes early entry, a meet and greet with Rob Machado and John Rzeznik and gift bag from Machado Foundation.
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 (RMF, http://robmachadofoundation.org), which will take place on Monday, November 11, 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. Rounding out the bill will be local singer/songwriter and KPRI Homegrown Hour's Artist of the Week Austin Burns and breakout Los Angeles band Run River North. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.

Rob Machado Foundation 2nd Annual Benefit Concert with special acoustic performances by Jason Mraz, John Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls, Austin Burns, Run River North- SOLD OUT! Biography

About Rob Machado

Rob 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 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. Mraz's previous album, WE SING. WE DANCE. WE STEAL THINGS, proved a global blockbuster, earning multiple platinum certifications in numerous territories around the globe. One of the album's hit songs, "I'm Yours," was a #1 smash in many formats around the world, earning ASCAP's 2010 "Song of the Year" award and setting the record for the longest-running song in the 51-year history of Billboard's "Hot 100."

About John Rzeznik

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,” Broadway,” “Here Is Gone,” “Big Machine,” “Sympathy,” “Stay With You,” “Before It’s Too Late,” “Jim’s Theme” (Treasure Planet),” “Better Days,” and “Home.” “Iris,” from the City Of Angels soundtrack, spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and held the Number One position for 18 consecutive weeks. By that point, sales of the soundtrack exceeded a phenomenal 10 million copies worldwide. Billboard recently named “Iris” as the biggest pop radio song of the last 20 years.

About Run River North

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. Their songs ebb and flow with optimism, traversing emotional and musical landscapes woven into the strings duo of Daniel Chae and Jennifer Rim, alongside the galloping rhythm section of bassist Joe Chun, keyboardist Sally Kang and drummer John Chong, and vocals of Alex Hwang. Together, their voices coalesce as one, a chorus calling out with a gentle urgency. 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.

About Austin Burns

Austin Burns is a 20 year-old singer/songwriter from North County, San Diego. He began performing at an early age with some highlights including solo performances at the Switchfoot Bro-Am, The Rob Machado and Cardiff Green Expo, and the Belly Up Tavern. He was most recently recognized as the KPRI Homegrown Hour's Artist of the Week. His songwriting flourished after moving up to the coast in 2011 to study at UC Santa Cruz. There he took part in a thriving music culture which further inspired his interest in folk-style songwriting, drawing influence from artists such as Neil Young, Wilco, Nick Drake, and Bob Dylan. Burns recently moved back to San Diego where he is pursuing a degree in recording arts while continuing to play solo and in folk/rock band Second Cousins.

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