Rock the Cause: Building a New Generation of Volunteerism

Rock the Cause is a non-profit organization aiming to raise awareness, visibility, and membership for non-profits through Rock and Roll. Scott Herold, CEO of Rock the Cause, realized a need to involve the young generations with their community as the baby boomers retire. Rock the Cause takes a grass roots route by using Rock and Roll to engage younger generations to take notice and volunteer in their community. Rock the Cause aims to create awareness and to generate an aspiring attitude in youth.

Thus far, Rock the Cause has shown significant impact through their events: 40% of audience members gave money to causes they discovered through Rock the Cause, 33% became volunteers in their community, and 79% of the audience discovered new music.

On the 29th of this month, Rock the Cause (partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters) will be throwing an event called Glitter Ball 3: Big Hair Big Hearts, in which 80% of proceeds go to the partner non-profit. This event is a tribute to the 80’s with free big hair makeovers, cheap drinks, Pabst Blue Ribbon on tap, free beef jerky, Minnesota Roller Girls, and Vikings Cheerleaders. Furthermore, wine and chocolate truffles for the ladies. White Light Riot will be playing a tribute to Spinal Tap. The whole night will be full of 80’s fun and 80’s tunes played by The Melismatics, The Notties, The Bloodsugars, and Alison Scott. This is sure to be a rockin’ event which will end with a late night dance party hosted by Stellar Vector!

Glitter Ball 3 will be at Music Box Theater, 1407 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, and will start with Happy Hour at 6:30 pm and music beginning at 8:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at irockthecause.org for $15 in advance or $20 at the door. They also have VIP tickets for $50 which include open bar, reserved seating and swag. I wouldn’t wait too much longer, the show will sell out soon!

Check out these links to get involved:

YouTube: Videos of past events
Website: Learn what it's all about and how you can Rock the Cause!
Micro Website: Learn more and watch videos of others who Rock the Cause.
Facebook: Keep up-to-date with Rock the Cause news and events
Big Brothers Big Sisters: How to become a Big Brother or Big Sister

-Annie H.


Lucy said...

I already have my tix!

Lucy said...

I already have my tix!

Anonymous said...

Decent line up. And a pretty intimate venue for such an event. Could be pretty cool...

Tim said...

Are they close to selling out?

Scotty said...

Thanks for giving us the recognition!

Rock the Cause said...

We still have tix available. The Music Box will hold 450. We have sold 175 Pre-sale. Facebook shows 350 RSVPs.

I think the show will come close to selling out.

It will be a long cold wait in line for a ticket you can buy advance at www.irockthecause.org

Anonymous said...

I've been to the last two Glitter Balls and they've been a blast. Most Rock the Cause shows are good, but the Glitter Balls are their premier event.