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Rock the Cause - Minnesota Remembers Vic Chesnutt Live with Special Guests Official SXSW Showcase.


Georgia's late songwriting hero Vic Chesnutt made a lot of friends in the Twin Cities music scene early in his career, going back to his debut at the Uptown Bar when Soul Asylum's Danny Murphy introduced him by brazenly telling the crowd to "shut up and listen." Right up to the end, Chesnutt had a large contingent of fans among our songwriters-over-singers-loving scene.


The show is a special live tribute to Chesnutt by some of Minnesota's finest, including Rogue Valley, Luke Redfield, Sleep Study, Gabriel Douglas (The 4onthefloor), Adam Levy (The Honeydogs), Murzik, Minor Kingdom, Benjamin Cartel (Kaiser Cartel) with Wisconsin native Cory Chisel and more surprises TBA!


This showcasing event is in support of the 17-track compilation of Chesnutt classics entitled Minnesota Remembers Vic Chesnutt released by music nonprofit Rock the Cause on its own label.


Read Complete Showcase Details Here!


Rock The Cause Presents Minnesota Remembers Vic Chesnutt
Rock The Cause Presents Minnesota Remembers Vic Chesnutt



day party 

McNally Smith College of Music and Rock the Cause Day Party - with Sweet Relief Musician Fund.


Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CT) Austin, TX


The Liberty 21+ Event | Free Food & Beer


This event is being billed as the biggest community service blowout at SXSW this year. Sweet Relief will be on hand to greet fans old and new. Special auction items will also benefit Sweet Relief TBA.


Minnesota Remembers Vic Chesnutt will also be on sale with proceeds benefitting Sweet Relief.


An impressive line up of buzz talent will perform including Astronautalis, Peter Wolf Crier, Night Moves, and more - with special performances by McNally Smith College of Music students David Sutton, Kara Laudon, and Danami.


Fans, musicians, labels, and industry people are all welcome to attend and discover how they can join the Rock the Cause movement and support nonprofit organizations like Sweet Relief.


This party is filling up fast! RSVP here:




SXSW Trade Show, Booth #330 


Rock the Cause has built a name for itself as one of the nation's most innovative nonprofit organizations. Rock the Cause combines music and social media with the power of giving in a way that today's generation will find engaging. 
This can be seen in action as Rock the Cause is partnering with McNally Smith College of music to provide a real world, "cause driven" music business experience at SXSW this year. 
Visit us at the SXSW trade show at Booth #330 in the Austin Convention Center from March 12-15! 

Read more about our amazing partnership here!
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Currently staying in the charts as one of the top selling local releases of 2011!

MINNESOTA REMEMBERS VIC CHESNUTT is an all-star charity compilation featuring Dan Wilson, Haley Bonar, David Simonett, Charlie Parr, Luke Redfield, and more, all in honor of Vic Chesnutt!     


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