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Rock the Cause 4th Anniversary  Issue!
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Rock the Cause 4th Birthday Celebration
Hip Hop High Tornado Response!
SoundTown Music & Camping Festival!
Minnesota AIDS Walk Results
Rock the Vine 2 Results
Little Man Measures Up!
NACA Recap 
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If Websters Dictionary had an entry for the phrase Rock the Cause its definition would be: Finding fame by serving your community!


Rock the Cause Campus is headed back to college this fall! We kick off the school year September 8, 2011 at University of Wisconsin River Falls!


With over a dozen regional nonprofits attending the volunteer Midway, students will be inspired to serve their community!  


Students will be treated to games, contests, prizes and live performances by real Life American Idol Rejects!


We love a loser!


Students who complete 15 hours of service work will be invited back to an exclusive UWRF gala with a national headliner TBA!


This program will produce 10,000 service hours in western Wisconsin.


For more information contact



  New Faces at RTC

Please welcome Ginger Worwa to our Rock the Cause Team. 

Ginger will be our Associate Operations Manager.   She has been involved with Rock the Cause since the very beginning in several different facets and has decided to become a permanent part of the team.  


She comes to us with over 12 years of fashion industry experience where she has had to manage multiple projects and work assignments from a variety of staff and is able to accomplish tasks efficiently.  She has been involved in several charity organizations such as; Special Olympics, Smile Network, and The Angel Foundation, to name a few.   


She brings high energy and strong organizational and directive skills to our organization.  Overall, Ginger has strong ethics and high expectations for quality.   Please help us in welcoming her to the team!! 

Rock The Cause "Goes Fourth"  Birthday Celebration!

The Rock the Cause Nation    

Rock the Cause turns 4 years old on July 27th, 2011.      


Check out all the new events and you will see we keep getting bigger, better and bolder all the time!   


All of us at Rock the Cause want to thank you for the wonderful times we've had together during these past 4 years..... it seems like a much longer span of time since we first charged onto the scene promoting music, volunteerism and community. Everyone who is a part of the Rock the Cause Nation knows we have done amazing things together. Let's share stories and celebrate!  


Rock the Cause Birthday Celebration!

Please join Rock the Cause on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 7PM to 10PM to enjoy our Birthday Celebration! Enjoy Birthday Cake and free libations (while they last). We will honor sponsors and volunteers who really rock!   


Admission is a $5 donation to Rock the Cause. $20 or more includes a T-Shirt. Entry is limited to 200 people, since it is all inside a wacky 35 room Mansion!


We will have live music from the Rock's Sisterhood featuring live acoustic performances from Stacy Clark, Gayle Skidmore, and Priscilla Priebe of Maudlin.  


Visit our calendar at www.irockthecause.org for more details. Sponsored by Minnesota Monthly.
Stacy Clark - Hold On

Stacy Clark - Hold On


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Rock the Cause and "Hip Hop High" Tornado Relief Concert!

July 9, 2011 2PM to 7PM

Rock The Cause, in a partnership effort with the MN High School of Recording Arts, will host a North Minneapolis tornado relief fundraiser for those affected by the storms.

Several students and a faculty member were personally affected by the May 22, 2011 storm. The event will be hosted by the school on Saturday, July 9th, 2011, with all proceeds benefiting the North Minneapolis Tornado Recovery Fund.

The event welcomes all ages, and will feature the school's student Gospel and Urban Music Groups alongside some of the best local hip-hop artists in the Twin Cities, including Kristoff Krane and Toki Wright. A freestyle contest will also allow aspiring poets and artists to showcase their spoken word talents.

Created, organized and planned by HSRA students, this event is a shining example of how Rock the Cause works with young people to inspire and engage the community. "We want people to remember that recovery is long term. In six months the north side will still need people to help out. We can not forget!" said HSRA student Tony Fulford a.k.a. "MC Misfit" who contacted Rock the Cause to assist the students in planning the event.

Admission is a suggested $3 donation, and all ages are welcome.

Down Load "Another Day" written and recorded by HSRA's Urban Music Group! Proceeds benefit Tornado Relief Efforts. 

Read the City Pages Interview with HSRA Students Here!  


Where: MN High School of Recording Arts, 550 Vandalia St, St. Paul, MN

When: July 9, 2011 2PM to 7PM

Cost: $3 suggested donation. All ages welcome. Bring  non-perishable food items and/or personal hygiene products and admission is free!

Visit www.irockthecause.org or http://minnesota.hsra.org/ for more information.

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Rock the Cause at  the  

SoundTown Music and Camping Festival!

August 19 - 20, 2011   


You didn't make it to Bonaroo or Coachella this year? Are you looking to squeeze in one more amazing outdoor multi-day music and camping celebration before summer is over?


Rock the Cause is a proud partner of the SoundTown Music and Camping Festival. Located just 30 minutes east of the Twin City Metro in Somerset, WI is the largest outdoor amphitheater in the region.  The amphitheater boasts tubing down the river, camping, excellent facilities and more!


Rock the Cause has arranged for SoundTown Music and Camping Festival to be a charitable event!  The Rock the Cause tent will help you discover some worthy causes to give your time to while having fun! With our mobile giving application, making a donation at the event is easy!


Proceeds from Rock the Cause mobile giving will benefit Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and be directed to long term tornado recovery efforts in North Minneapolis!  More charities will be announced as we add them!


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Reserve your passes today and save money by clicking here!



24th Annual Minnesota AIDS Walk Results!


A day dedicated to supporting the thousands of Minnesotans living with HIV/AIDS, this year's MN Aids Walk was nothing short of inspiring.  Even in its 24th run, over 5,000 people showed up at Minnehaha Park last May to raise money for the cause.  The fundraising total from this year's walkers, runners and volunteers was just short of the $500,000 goal - Thank you!  Funds from the event are used for prevention, support and policy programs within the Twin Cities.


Of the many unique stories from event-goers, one that particularly stood out was that of the HSRA (Minnesota High School for Recording Arts) students who showed up to give their support.  RTC has been working to develop a relationship with the school, and their presence at the event is the exact spirit of volunteerism and community that we aim to spread.

HSRA Students Rock MN AIDS Walk

 RTC was honored to host live music at the band shell, along with event sponsors and the supportive crew from the MN AIDS Project.  Music included Not Like This, Alison Scott, Far From Falling and The Alarmists! Our stage was hosted by the lovely and talented duo Miss Minnesota USA Brittany Lee Theleman and Mo Donohue as Cher!  


RTC was also able to debut a new system for charitable donations, via text messaging, which helped us to raise additional funds for the event, and will be an option at all future RTC events!


FYI: The current state shut down and budget cuts have forced Minnesota AIDS Project to lay off staff and cut front line resources to prevent the spread of HIV.  


Please visit http://www.mnaidsproject.org/ to find out how you can help! Or text PREVENT to 50555 to make a $10 donation!  

Alison Scott - Smash and Grab Rock the Cause Stage MN AIDS Walk
Alison Scott - Smash and Grab Rock the Cause Stage MN AIDS Walk


Rock the Vine 2:  A Stone Soul Picnic!  

Rock The Vine
The second annual Rock the Vine music festival was beyond successful - better weather could not have been chosen, and the crowd could not have been more fantastic! 

Guests began arriving even before we were open and the vineyard stayed busy throughout a perfectly sunny afternoon.  The event was hosted once again by the gracious staff and gorgeous landscape of St. Croix Vineyards as guests enjoyed food, wine samples and music to raise money and support for Youth Advantage.
A noted change to this year's event, performers from YA shared some of their talents with the audience, demonstrating the power of the arts and extracurricular activities for children.  Youth Advantage provides musical and athletic equipment and services for such activities to financially challenged families.  Through this event, we were able to raise over $10,500 with the net proceeds benefiting Youth Advantage!  

The afternoon was accompanied by The Fattenin' Frogs, Pictures of Then, Devine Collection, and Roster McCabe on the main stage.  Guests were also able to enjoy Cadillac Kolstad and Niki and The Ruemates on the side stage, along with a variety of refreshments and samples from the vineyard. 

We were thrilled to see so many families and groups of friends out at the vineyard to support the local arts, and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Rock the Vine Photos click here!

Roster McCabe - Black Market Rock The Vine 2 at St. Croix Vineyards, 6/4/11
Roster McCabe - Black Market Rock The Vine 2 at St. Croix Vineyards, 6/4/11
Sponsored by Gartner Studios, Cities 97, TKDA, Amy Westerlund Realty, Chris Budzius State Farm, Minneapolis Saint Paul Business Journal, Minnesota Monthly, St Croix Vineyards, Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter, Harriet Brewing Company and Glaceau.

Little Man Measures Up!Little Man

Rock the Cause CEO, Scott Herold,  takes us inside the mind and aesthetic of Chris Perricelli, perhaps more familiar and better known to music lovers as Little Man.  Herold draws some striking comparisons between the mind set and music of Little Man and a distant era in music when rock & roll was simple, and said what it had to say!

Read the interview with Chris Perricelli here!

July 14: Johnnyrook Live at Triple Rock!!!!
Johnnyrook - Chinatowne (feat. Brandon Sammons from Chasing Avalanche)
Johnnyrook - Chinatowne (feat. Brandon Sammons from Chasing Avalanche)

July 18: One Heartland Summer Sipping

July 31: Lynhurst at Saint Anthony Main! 

Beer Dabbler  


Highland Fest July 16, 2011  

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Text CAUSE to 50555 to make a donation to Rock the Cause!

Support a new generation of giving through the power of music! 


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