Music. Animals. Community.
Rock for Rescues showcases Atlanta-based homegrown, original music to benefit local animal welfare charities. Events are offered throughout the year, with a season-ending festival held on April 27 in Milton.
Discovering Local Music
A program of the Vox Artium Foundation, Rock for Rescues curates an annual list of the best Georgia-based bands that write and perform their own original music. Many music venues in the metro area prefer to book cover bands that play well-known music made popular by already-famous artists, even though Atlanta has a vibrant original music scene made up of talented musicians and composers.
Rock for Rescues creates unique events that feature local musical talent while simultaneously creating awareness and fundraising for animal welfare organizations in our community.
Saving Local Animals
Each year, the Rock for Rescues team researches, interviews, and evaluates the financial documentation and demonstrated overall impact of dozens of local animal welfare programs based on peer and industry recommendations. The resulting list is a carefully considered group that represents the broadest range of unique beneficiaries.
Every Rock for Rescues event includes opportunities for the nonprofit lineup organizations to participate. Their human (and sometimes furry or feathered) representatives attend to educate people about their mission and promote awareness of their programs. Every event is a fundraiser, with 100 percent of net proceeds from all events donated in equal shares to those organizations.
The 2019 Rock for Rescues animal welfare beneficiaries are: AWARE Wildlife Center, Canine CellMates, Furkids, Georgia House Rabbit Society, and Special Equestrians of Georgia.
If you like music or animals, this is the program for you. Now in its second year, the interest and support from individuals, municipal and community groups, and businesses large and small have created an interconnected community of like-minded people across the metro area.
For the biggest, most inclusive Rock for Rescues experience, don’t miss the season finale capstone event: the Milton Rock for Rescues Festival. This free, family-friendly street festival will be held Saturday, April 27, from 1:00-10:00pm on Crabapple Road in Milton.
This year’s festival will feature live musical performances throughout the day from Walden, the Last Chance Riders, Pony League, the Chip McGuire Band, a slow boat to china, Sister Moon, and Music Matters Rock U teen bands. In addition to live music, the event includes food and beverage trucks, local vendors, games and crafts for children of all ages, and animal representatives ready to meet and greet your whole crew.
New at this year’s festival will be reserved tables available near the stage and a VIP tent for exclusive mingling with Rock for Rescues musicians, local celebrities, and dignitaries. The VIP tent will also provide covered seating, a private bar area, and other perks to be announced.
Join the Community!
Rock for Rescues is made possible by corporate sponsors and partners as well as individual donors like you. For details about attending an upcoming event, sponsoring an event, or making a donation, visit RockForRescues.org.