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 $300,000 to benefit local organizations. In 2022, our primary beneficiary and partner in hosting the event will be the Souris Valley Animal Shelter.

CR’22 will be held on Saturday, August 20 at the brand new Summer Theatre, on the campus of Minot State University. Doors open at 5:30pm, and the show starts at 7:30. Three sets of music will be accompanied by a silent auction and petting zoo hosted by SVAC, a live auction, appetizers, and cash bar.

Tickets go on sale July 1st at Eckroth Music 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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