Rob Machado Foundation benefit concert Nov. 9 at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach


Matt Nathanson, Brett Dennen, Andrew Wessen (of GroupLove) and Timmy Curran will perform at the fourth annual benefit concert for the Rob Machado Foundation.

The foundation ( is a California-based 501(c)3 nonprofit founded by Rob Machado, one of the world’s most recognizable surfers as well as a committed environmentalist.

This special evening will provide fans with a rare opportunity to see these acclaimed singer-songwriters perform acoustic sets in the intimate setting of The Belly Up in Solana Beach.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Besides general admission ($50) and Loft ($75) tickets, a limited number of VIP packages — featuring a 6:30 p.m. meet and greet with Machado, Nathanson, Dennen, Wessen and Curran — will be available for $150 each. Visit

Founded in 2004, the Rob Machado Foundation’s primary mission is to educate and empower young people to make sustainable choices. Machado is directly involved in its many programs, often appearing at schools and volunteer events. Through environmental education and sustainability solutions, RMF works to keep single-use plastic out of watersheds by providing water filling stations to schools and public spaces. These stations provide a clean, healthful drink option for children and community members. RMF also provides innovative trash and recycling solutions at beaches, schools and surf events to protect waterways from waste and to save recyclables from entering the landfill.