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Rock the Cause April/May 2011
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Glitter Ball 4
Minnesota AIDS Walk
Rock the Vine 2
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Rock the Cause attended the National Association for Campus Activities Northern Plains conference March 31-April 2 in Saint Paul and made great connections with hundreds of regional college student activities planners!  


We had a great time inspiring students to use their student activity dollars to spark change in their communities!


We have a lot of follow up to do. We have been asked to bring Rock the Cause Campus to several colleges in the upper midwest including two dates at University of Wisconsin River Falls!


Stay tuned for more!     

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Glitter Ball 4 Videos! 

Joey Ryan & The Inks - Like a Rolling Stone [Rock The Cause's Glitter Ball 4, 4/8/11]
Joey Ryan & The Inks - Like a Rolling Stone [Rock The Cause's Glitter Ball 4, 4/8/11]
Alicia Wiley - All I Want [Rock The Cause's Glitter Ball 4, 4/8/11]
Alicia Wiley - All I Want [Rock The Cause's Glitter Ball 4, 4/8/11]
Pictures of Then & Scott Herold - 5 to 1 [Rock The Cause's Glitter Ball 4, 4/8/11]
Pictures of Then & Scott Herold - 5 to 1 [Rock The Cause's Glitter Ball 4, 4/8/11]
The Arms Akimbo - Sunny Afternoon [Rock The Cause's Glitter Ball 4, 4/8/11]
The Arms Akimbo - Sunny Afternoon [Rock The Cause's Glitter Ball 4, 4/8/11]

Rock The Cause Chosen As A Cities 97 Sampler 22 Charity!  


Cities 97

Rock The Cause is pleased to announce that Cities 97 chose Rock the Cause as a beneficiary of the Cities 97 Sampler 22!  We were chosen along with 38 other non-profit organizations from a group of more than 440 submissions to receive grants from the proceeds of the sampler.  


Listeners who purchased the sampler generated $750,000 in proceeds, of which Rock the Cause will receive a portion!  We would like to thank Cities 97, the sponsors of Sampler 22, and the listeners who helped make the grant possible!


Thank you Cities 97 Listeners! 


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"A Night in Andy Warhol's Factory  - A Generation Makes an Impact" 

We could have easily held a costume contest for the crowd that attended this year's Glitterball.  Edies and Andys and Bob Dylans of every version graced the factory-inspired event, which made for a fantastically colorful evening.  The fourth and biggest event yet, Glitterball raised over $7200 for Youth Performance Company and  community programs. While also signing up volunteers for the upcoming MN AIDS Walk. 


The event kicked off with guests taking a tour of the artwork installed around the venue, including live video portraitures that were portrayed on a large screen behind the bar.  Guests enjoyed set lists from Pictures of Then, Alicia Wiley, The Arms Akimbo, Joey Ryan & the Inks, and Not Like This, performing some of their original songs alongside covers of some of the best music from the era, including The Velvet Underground, The Kinks, The Doors and more.  Youth Performance Company members also took over the stage to remind us of the importance of music and art in a community.      


We are so thankful for all RTC has done for us with Glitterball4 and choosing us as the beneficiary of that event this year.  You guys have been so amazing to work with and we've never had, in all of our 22 years,  the exposure that RTC has given us so THANK YOU!  We hope to have made fans and friends for a long time through RTC! - Kris Nugent YPC Board President


With all the music and multi-media art, the audience themselves deserved the biggest round of applause for their enthusiasm and ability to make an event come alive.  Check out local media for great photos of guests, artists and staff who attended Glitterball 4.

Glitter Ball 4 Photos can be seen here!

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Rock the Cause Partners with Minnesota AIDS Project

The 24th Annual Minnesota AIDS Walk

May 15, 2011


The AIDS Walk is May 15, so start stretching or forming your own walking team! Fighting HIV in Minnesota is still a big challenge and we cannot do it without your help and support.
The Walk 2011 promises to be entertaining and informative--as well as inspirational. Working in cooperation with a number of Twin Cities health organizations, Minnesota AIDS Project is adding a health fair component to the popular annual event, including HIV testing at Minnehaha Park for the very first time!

Minnesota AIDS Project is also partnering with Rock the Cause to present an afternoon of musical entertainment following the Walk. There will be a fantastic line-up of musicians to perform in the park, so plan on sticking around for an afternoon of fun! 

Schedule of Events
7:30 a.m. Run Check-In
8:30 a.m. Walk Check-In
9:00 a.m. Run for the Ribbon
10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies and Recognition
11:00 a.m. MN AIDS Walk
12:30 p.m. Post-Walk Rock the Cause Celebration and Concert with:

Not Like This, Alison Scott, The Alarmists, Far from Falling and
Pictures of Then

Contact jessica@irockthecause.org for more information.

Rock the Cause & Saint Croix Vineyards Present
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June 4, 2011, Stillwater, MN

Rock The Vine 

Did you leave your heart in San Francisco?  Do you wish you could hop a plane and spend a weekend in Napa Valley? We do, too!

Rock the Cause, Youth Advantage, and Saint Croix Vineyards are proud to host the second annual Rock the Vine Music Festival at Saint Croix Vineyards on Saturday, June 4, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Top local and regional artists will come together for an afternoon of music, food, wine tastings and more--all while benefiting a great cause.

Set within the heart of the St. Croix River Valley, wine and music lovers will be treated to wine, blues and soul in the picturesque surroundings of this lush Minnesota vineyard. Rock the Cause will celebrate the legacy of American soul and rhythm 'n' blues featuring Roster McCabe, Cadillac Kolstad, Devine Collection The Fattenin Frogs and more TBA!

Saint Croix Vineyards has generously agreed to donate 50% of all wine sales the day of the event, and the proceeds will benefit Youth Advantage.  Youth Advantage's mission is to ensure that under-privileged children have access to musical instruments, sports equipment, and after school art and sports programs.  We want to ensure that every dollar raised from Rock the Vine goes to support the important work of Youth Advantage and are in search of sponsors to help cover our event costs.
Please contact rockstar@irockthecause.org if you are interested in sponsoring this great event. 

General Admission tickets include generous samplings of wine in the tasting rooms!

$10 Advance $15 Day of Show
$50 Wine Enthusiasts VIP available

Reserve your tickets at www.irockthecause.org

Sponsored by Gartner Studios, Cities 97, TKDA, Amy Westerlund Realty, Chris Budzius State Farm, Minneapolis Saint Paul Business Journal, Minnesota Monthly, St Croix Vineyards, Gausthaus Bavarian Hunter and Glaceau.

Free Bleeding Hearts Download!

Bleeding HeartsRock the Cause would like to say thanks to our friends and community for the support you have given us and our nonprofit partners.


With the help of our musical friends we have created a collection of songs about love, peace, and getting your block knocked off for daring to believe the world can be a more harmonious place to live.

Turn it up loud and shout "I am a doer of good" where ever you may be.

- Scott Herold, CEO, Rock the Cause 

Visit www.irockthecause.org and click on Free Downloads to access the compilation!


April 22: Johnnyrook Record Release Show
Johnnyrook - Chinatowne (feat. Brandon Sammons from Chasing Avalanche)
Johnnyrook - Chinatowne (feat. Brandon Sammons from Chasing Avalanche)
April 30: White Light Riot CD Release Show

April 30: L.A. Nik's Halfway to Halloween Party

Rock the Cause recognizes our 2011 community partners
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