Cedar-Riverside is always bursting with energy and vigor, but on Saturday, July 18, it will take on a louder, more charitable bent as well.
The Acadia Cafe is set to host the 8th Anniversary Block Party for the local nonprofit organization/record label Rock the Cause. The Acadia and its outdoor parking lot will be dedicated to staging a slew of talented local acts throughout the day, as well as fundraising for many worthy causes.
Headliners are Communist Daughter, who also played at last weekend's Bent Paddle Festiversary party in Duluth. The outdoor stage also features Farewell Milwaukee, Red Daughters, Dan Rodriguez, Apollo Cobra, and Verskotzi, as well as special guests Jack and the Coax, the Attley Project, and Liam Gerard. An acoustic stage inside the Acadia will feature Lake Avenue, This Is Daybreak, and Old Desert Road, with more artists still to be announced.
The festival also features a community village featuring wares from local artisans, as well as several local nonprofits so attendees can find out more about a wide array of worthy causes they can support.
There will also be food trucks on hand from Tot Boss and Big River Pizza, and an outdoor beer garden curated by Acadia, whose tap lineup features an impressive mix of rare local craft beers and national brands.
The event takes place from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. (following a move indoors). All proceeds of Rock the Cause benefit the community programs they support.
Go96.3 is a sponsor and tickets are priced at $9.63. All advance ticket holders will receive a CD sampler from the label. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4.