Community Rocks Bringing together the music of The Beatles, Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, Heart, Metallica and many others with the sounds of a symphony orchestra, Community Rocks is an event unlike any other. Founded in 2014 by Minot State University professors Andy Bertsch (College of Business) and Erik Anderson, the philanthropic non-profit has raised more than $250,000 to benefit local organizations. In 2020, our primary beneficiary and partner in hosting the event will be the Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports, a local organization working to level the playing field for youth and adults living with disabilities.

CR’20 will be held on February 15 at the Grand Hotel in Minot. Doors open at 5:30pm, and the show starts at 7. Three sets of music will be accompanied by games and fund-raising hosted by Prairie Grit, a live auction, hors’d’oeuvres, and a cash bar.

Tickets go on sale January 1st at Eckroth Music, the Classic Rock Coffee Cafe and online. $60 Reserved/$45 General.

Interested in being one of our corporate sponsors? At the $1000 level, you’ll get (8) of the best seats for the show, banner space in the ballroom, advertisements in the program, promo material, and social media, and mention throughout the evening on our giant screen to either side of the stage. Contact Erik at

As Tom Petty at CR ’18
Dress rehearsal at Community Rocks, dressed as Slash for some G’n’R cello shredding!

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