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Rock for Rescues is a program created by the Vox Artium Foundation, headquartered in Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

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Welcome to the Rock for Rescues PRESS page.

Media Contact:  Laura Jesseph




Rock for Rescues is an annual program of events created by the Vox Artium Foundation Inc.

The Rock for Rescues program showcases Atlanta-based bands performing original music while benefiting local animal welfare charitable organizations. The annual program spans several months each year, with events around metro Atlanta that incorporate a love of community, animals, and live, local, original music. 

The program season culminates each April with the Milton Rock for Rescues Festival - to be held April 27, 2019 in Milton, GA. This family-friendly street festival is a day-long celebration of local music and animal welfare with local vendors, food trucks, interactive activities for children and adults, lots of animals on hand for both education and adoption, and several animal product and service vendors to keep your pets happy and healthy.

While we have locked and loaded our Atlanta-based original bands for the 2019 Festival, Rock for Rescues includes several events throughout our annual season, and we also refer bands to other partners within our community. For more information, visit our seeking bands page. To hear some selected music from our 2018 alumni bands, visit our bands page.

This year's beneficiary animal rescue organizations include AWARE Wildlife Center, Canine Cellmates, Furkids Rescue, Shelters, & Sanctuary, Georgia House Rabbits Society, and Special Equestrians of Georgia. Click here for more information about our benefiting rescues.


For the love of music, animals, and community. In early 2017, Ray Baker, dog-owner and one of the founders of the Vox Artium Foundation had an idea. He wanted to create a small outdoor concert that would benefit a couple of local pet rescue organizations in Kennesaw, GA. As he began to reach out to bands and sponsors, the idea began to grow...and just keeps growing. The Vox Artium Foundation (voice of the arts in Latin,) was incorporated in August 2017 to coordinate all the people, animals, businesses and cities who want to participate in the Rock for Rescues program. Our inaugural festival, held in Milton, GA on April 28, 2018, drew approximately 4,000 people, and raised over $30,000. Our 2018-19 season is already gearing up to be bigger, better and even more fun.

Atlanta has hundreds of music venues around the metro area, but almost all will only book local bands if they play cover tunes. Venues who will book (and pay) locally-based musicians for their time and talent are few and far between these days. Rock for Rescues hopes to bring back a love of live, local, original music and reinvigorate Atlanta's up-and-coming music scene.


2018 Press from the Inaugural Milton Rock for Rescues Festival held April 28. 2018

2018 Milton Rock for Rescues Festival Press, article selection, April & May 2018

2018 97.1. The River FM Radio, corporate sponsor article, and on-air promotion, April 2018

2018 Atlanta Journal Constitution,

promotion article, April 3, 2018

2018 Atlanta Journal Constitution,

follow-up article, May 2, 2018

2018 Georgia Music News,

promotional article, April 5, 2018

2018 STYX official band,

corporate sponsor article, April 9, 2018

2018 North Fulton Neighbor,

follow-up article, May 22, 2018

2018 Milton Herald,

follow-up article, May 2, 2018

2018 The Patch,

promotional article, March 28, 2018

Rock for Rescues Logo Files

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