WELCOME ROCK STAR!

How do you define Rock Star? We define it as taking action in your community! Rock the Cause is not your parent's charity! We are movement of young people of all ages who want to impact their communities in a way that is meaningful, inclusive, educational, and fun!

Rock the Cause is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization. We combine the power of giving with the power of music! Our mission is to help you impact your community by discovering a cause that you can feel good about.

Our site is full of opportunities to give your time, energy, resources and Rock & Roll heart to. If you love music with your favorite causes then Rock the Cause is also a way for you to discover new music by artists who see the world the way you do.

Hang out for a while on our site, down load some jams, attend our events, and find a cause you can Rock! Let's kick it!



Mar 15, 2012

Austin Chronicle 3 Stars Minnesota Remembers Vic Chesnutt

Although he was from Georgia, Vic Chesnutt impressed songwriters worldwide. If this 17-song benefit for health care nonprofits Lifeworks Services and Sweet Relief is any indication, he made quite an impression in Minnesota.

Rock the Cause and McNally Smith College of Music in USA Today

For many college students, the words “spring break” call to mind sun-soaked beaches and the heady scent of Banana Boat sunscreen. Not so for promoters, executives and artists maneuvering the music industry. Instead, they picture Texas.

Feb 25, 2012

McNally Smith College of Music Students Rally The Hopes of a Generation at SXSW

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.

Feb 24, 2012

Rock the Cause SXSW Schedule Announced!

We are taking over SXSW! Schedules for Showcases, Day Parties and UFO Sightings can all be found here! 

Rock the Cause Official SXSW Showcase Announced!

The a special live tribute to Georgia’s fallen song writing hero by some of Minnesota’s finest, including Rogue Valley, Brad Senne, 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!

Dec 20, 2011

American Songwriter Features Rock the Cause Records

Earlier this month, Rock The Cause released Minnesota Remembers Vic Chesnutt, a tribute to the late singer-songwriter featuring Dan Wilson, Haley Bonar, David Simonett from Trampled By Turtles, Charlie Parr, Luke Redfield and more. Proceeds from the sale of the album will go to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and other organizations that help musicians with disabilities.More by clicking here..