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Rock the Stream was a benefit concert series for Milwaukee musicians & nonprofits during the 2020 pandemic.


RTS raised funds for musicians who were unable to tour and for vital Milwaukee nonprofits.


Rock the Stream curated 18 concerts with 22 bands and 21 nonprofits.

RTS raised over $30,000 which was split equally between the musicians & nonprofit partner 

Rock the Stream amplified Rock the Green's mission to create a sustainable ecosystem in concert with each other

…coming together and collaborating.

We had a gas and were stoked and honored to present our fans with a

socially-distanced-yet-socially-still-kinda-together concert series

which shared great music with great friends,

which raised funds for amazing Milwaukee nonprofits.

Livestream Links


May 13, 2021 @ 7pm CDT

Dan's Magical Music Barn

Dan Aukofer was a longtime friend of Rock the Green who combined his passion for biking with his love for the environment to create Power by the People concept using spin bikes to create power. RTG has utilized this technology to help power our Sustainability Festivals and Earth Day Celebrations since 2011.

The barn was impacted by a fire on the afternoon of August 4th, 2020. Tragically, Dan passed away just after Thanksgiving. A portion of the roof of the barn has been fixed but another $10,000 is needed to complete the restoration. 

Willy Porter performs this stream to honor Dan, his family and help raise funds to bring music back to the barn.


Didn't get to join the live-streamed prob, we got ya covered...we compiled Rock the Stream's Upcycled Moments featuring a hand-picked tune selected from the musicians: Trapper Schoepp, Brett Newski, Chris Porterfield of Field Report, REYNA, Dead Horses, KLASSIK, SistaStrings and more. You can view the full performance of each show on RTG's YouTube & FB.


Oct 1, 2020 @ 7:30PM CT

Meta House

The mission of Meta House is to help end the generational cycle of addiction by healing women and strengthening families.

Meta House has been blazing new trails in women’s substance abuse treatment since our doors opened in 1963. The agency is noted as one of the first residential treatment facilities in the country designed specifically for women.

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August 27, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

Wisconsin Humane Society

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness.

Founded in 1879, the Wisconsin Humane Society has been saving the lives of animals in need for more than 140 years. WHS is a 501(c)(3) organization and operates animal shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door and Brown Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis. WHS annually serves 40,000 animals. 


August 20, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

True Skool

TRUE Skool's mission is to ENGAGE , EDUCATE & EMPOWER youth and communities through transformative Creative Arts and Hip Hop Culture!

Since our inception in 2004, TRUE Skool has continued to work with local and national artists, middle and high school aged youth, local and national community based/youth organizations, public officials, law enforcement agencies, small businesses, large corporations and schools/universities to empower youth and young adults through our unique programs and services.



August 6, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

Guitars for Vets


Nearly one million of our Military Veterans are afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In fact, more soldiers have committed suicide since the Vietnam War than have died in actual battle. But many are finding hope in an unlikely place: behind the wood and strings of an acoustic guitar. The healing power of music therapy helps soldiers cope. That’s why we provide Veterans with guitars and a forum to learn how to play. 


July 30, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

Victory Garden Initiative

Victory Garden Initiative believes that every person, in every household, must connect to their food source, through the act of growing it.  This act reminds us that we are of the earth, that we cannot live without the earth, that our needs our met, not by the economy, but from the earth.  Growing food will re-integrate us with deep ecology, guiding our culture towards a sustainable, abundant future, freed from financial inequalities.

This is a grassroots movement. Move grass. Grow Food.


July 23, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

Milwaukee Water Commons 

Mission: Milwaukee Water Commons is a cross-city network that fosters connection, collaboration, and broad community leadership on behalf of our common waters. We promote stewardship of, equitable access to, and shared decision-making for our common waters.


Our Vision: Milwaukee is a model water city where we all have a stake and say in the health of our waters and all share in their stewardship as well as their benefits.

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July 16, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra 

Mission: we nurture, challenge and inspire young minds through music, profoundly changing lives and our community for the better. Vision uniting us through the power of music, MYSO is an inviting and inspirational place for young minds that fosters excellence and character through ensemble musicianship, along with lifelong learning about how we see ourselves, each other and the world around us.


June 25, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

TBEY Arts Center, Inc.

TBEY's mission is to strengthen youth and young adults through exposure to the arts and opportunities for creative expression. Youth and young adults ages 6-19 receive professional arts instruction, enjoy performances and exhibits, and receive tutoring, mentoring and coaching to achieve academically and pursue their interest in the arts.


June 4, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

About Urban Ecology Center

Mission: We connect people in cities to nature and each other.

Vision: Our vision is to inspire generations to build environmental curiosity, understanding, and respect. We restore hope and heal our urban natural world, neighborhood by neighborhood.


July 9 2020 @ 7pm CDT

Black Leaders Organizing for Communities

BLOC's represents the concerns and needs of the communities we represent always come first. Community-based organizing and face-to-face conversations lead to change. So we listen in order to build transformational, not transactional, relationships. We are uniters, working to lift up the Black citizens, leaders, and businesses of our community. We are transparent in our work to ensure the community we advocate for can hold us accountable.


June 11, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

About PEARLS for Teen Girls

PEARLS’ mission is to improve the quality of life and strengthen our community one girl at a time by empowering young women with self-development tools, guidance, and support to strive for better, brighter futures by living out PEARLS values: Personal Responsibility, Empathy, Awareness, Respect, Leadership, and Support.


May 28, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

About Vivent Health

Vivent Health envisions a world without AIDS and strives to ensure everyone with HIV lives a long and healthy life. We are a relentless champion for people affected by HIV and do all we can to help them thrive, because we believe every person has value and should be treated with respect.


July 1, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

Next Door Foundation

Next Door's mission is to support the intellectual, physical and emotional development of children by partnering with their families for success in school and the community. Next Door’s vision is to position neighborhood children and families for long-term success.

Mothers for Justice United

Mission: peer support and advocacy for families of victims of police and racist vigilante violence




June 18, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

ArtWorks for Milwaukee

ArtWorks' mission is to strengthen Milwaukee’s workforce through art internships that help teens develop career skills. ArtWorks’ programs focus on outcomes, which reflect the common youth outcomes identified by their long-­time funding and program partner MPS


May 21, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

About River Revitalization Foundation

River Revitalization Foundation (RRF) is an urban rivers land trust determined to preserve and improve greenspaces for public access by protecting plants, trees, and wildlife along Milwaukee's rivers.

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May 14, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

About Girls Rock MKE

To empower girls, women, and transgender and gender non-conforming individuals of any identity, and of all backgrounds and abilities through music education and performance.


May 7, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

About Teens Grow Greens

TGG develops teens through transformative experiences that cultivate belonging, skill-building and connections to opportunities that grow leadership.


April 30, 2020 @ 7pm CDT

About Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a grass-roots, science-based nonprofit working for swimmable fishable drinkable water in the Milwaukee River Basin.

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