Started in 2015 by ABC7 San Francisco News Anchor Dan Ashley, Rock The CASA is a labor of love combining Dan’s passions in music, philanthropy, community, and helping children in need.
The annual Rock The CASA benefit concert has raised over $150k to support CASA of Contra Costa County and Friends of Camp Concord. The event has sold-out 2 years in a row and will continue to grow in order to help more kids and make the world a little bit brighter.
The inaugural Rock the CASA concert was held in June 2015 and was billed as “an evening of music to support children in need.” That night, before a capacity crowd, legendary rocker Eddie Money took the stage. The night was an overwhelming success and set the groundwork for the next concert in March of 2016. That night, multi-platinum band REO Speedwagon performed for a soldout concert experience not typically seen in the quaint city.
From its inception, Rock the CASA has had tremendous sponsor support from top-tier companies and charitable foundations including the Simpson Family, John Muir Health, Taube Philanthropies, Mt. Diablo Recycling, San Jose Sharks Foundation, Wells Fargo, Phillips 66, Cole European, Scott Valley Bank, Mancini’s Sleepworld, PG&E, DVC, Stiffel, and many others.
Dan Ashley’s Rock the CASA has created a winning combination. Great music, community support, and corporate sponsorship are all working in harmony to benefit two robust organizations that are dedicated to serving children in need; Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Friends of Camp Concord (FOCC).