Kids Helping Kids: Switchfoot with Special Guest Brad Corrigan.
Grammy-winning artists will take the stage with Dispatch frontman Brad Corrigan to benefit charity.
When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, 7 p.m.
Where: Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara
Cost: $23 - $88
Age limit: All ages
Kids Helping Kids, entering its eleventh year, as a completely student-run nonprofit organization based out of AP Economics class at San Marcos High School. This will be the fifth straight year Kids Helping Kids has hosted their annual benefit concert at the Granada. The headlining artists in the past have been Toad the Wet Sprocket, Five for Fighting, Mat Kearney, and Sara Bareilles. This year, Grammy-Award winning band Switchfoot will be the main act with Special Guest Brad Corrigan from Dispatch opening the show. The gala also features a performance by the winner of Royals Got Talent, an annual talent show put on by Kids Helping Kids at San Marcos High School.
Having raised over half a million dollars since being founded in 2002, Kids Helping Kids donates all proceeds raised directly to charity, including causes such as the Unity Shoppe, the Ubumwe Center Pre-School in Rwanda, community needs, and their San Marcos Fund, which helps pay for students school and test fees. This show, organized and run completely by the students, brings together the community with the goal of making a difference. John Ondrasik, lead singer of Five for Fighting, called it “a blast to play and an inspiration for all”, and Tyrone Wells was “blown away by the professionalism and enthusiastic, meaningful efforts of the students”.
Kids Helping Kids welcomes additional contributions. To make a contribution, please send a check to:
Kids Helping Kids
4750 Hollister Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
For additional information about Kids Helping Kids, please visit www.kidshelpingkidssb.org.
Event posted Jan. 3, 2013
Last updated Jan. 3, 2013