Vox Artium is a 501c3 non-profit foundation headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia. We are dedicated to showcasing Georgia's home-grown, art and music talent while benefiting a curated list of animal welfare, childrens' and military veterans' charitable organizations.
Music. Animals. Community.
Rock for Rescues is an annual program of events showcasing Atlanta-based bands performing original music while benefiting local animal welfare charities. The program culminates each April with the Milton Rock for Rescues Festival, to be held on April 27, 2019 on Carbapple Road in Milton, GA.
Many Rock for Rescues events are family and pet-friendly (please check RockforRescues.org for full details about upcoming events to be sure,) but all of our events have great local music, food, drinks, animal charity representatives (human and furry) and fun things to do. 100% net proceeds from all events are donated to our designated animal welfare organizations.
The program is funded exclusively by corporate sponsors and donors like you. If you've ever wanted to make a real difference in the lives of wild and domesticated animals right here in your community, this is your chance. And if you love live, local, original music, this is how you can support the future of music in your community.
VOX ARTIUM | Voice of the Arts
In early 2017, Ray Baker had an idea. He wanted to combine his love of live music with his love for animal rescue in an event designed to benefit both communities. He contacted some of his favorite local Atlanta bands and began booking an outdoor rock concert. Local pet rescue organizations would be invited to attend and the event would be free for the community. Word spread quickly and soon, instead of Ray and his colleagues contacting potential stakeholders, individuals and corporations from all over metro-Atlanta began seeking them out.
Rock for Rescues was born and quickly outgrew the original vision. As the network of interested individuals grew, the City of Milton was an early adopter and offered to host the growing street festival. The supporting team is excited to offer the metro-Atlanta community a music festival atmosphere with local vendors, food trucks, family-friendly activities, animal rescues on site, all in a spring festival that is free to attend.
The April 2019 festival is just the capstone event. Rock for Rescues is about creating lasting relationships to support all the stakeholders with a mutually-beneficial social media campaign, volunteer connections, and smaller, more intimate performance opportunities for the musicians involved. More events will be announced soon!
With the exponential growth of interest in the Rock for Rescues project, many of our conversations with potential stakeholders turned toward possibilities for an even broader focus. For future events, we'd like to include other art genres, not just musicians, and also include other worthy organizations, such as children's and military veteran's charities, always keeping the core focus of featuring local artists to benefit vetted, local charitable organizations.
ADD YOUR VOICE
In August, 2017, the Vox Artium Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was incorporated to enable the coordination of all the many possibilities for the future "voice of the arts in philanthropy." So many conversations, so many ideas, so many opportunities...are you intrigued?
Contact us today to find out how you might join the Vox Artium movement.