An Evening of Music for Children in Need


Court Appointed Special Advocates
Friends Of Camp Concord
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Club

Our 2024 concert featured an All-Star Tribute to Tina Turner
the Oakland Symphony
and the Phantom of the Opera’s Franc D’Ambrosio


We appreciate our 2024 headliner: Phantom of the Opera’s Franc D’Ambrosio—The Iron Man of The Mask!

Best-known for his impressive portrayal of the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical, The Phantom of the Opera, Franc D’Ambrosio performed as the famed masked man more than 2,100 times. Affectionately known as the “Iron Man of the Mask,” Franc held the title of “The World’s Longest-Running Phantom” for more than a decade, bringing over five million theatre-goers to their feet in a 6-1/2-year run. But that distinction only scratches the surface of an illustrious career spanning decades, including Franc’s emotional portrayal of the opera-singing Anthony Corleone, son of Al Pacino and Diane Keaton’s characters in the seven-time Academy Award-nominated film Godfather III.

Since 2005, Franc has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and South America with his critically-acclaimed one-man shows, including Franc D’Ambrosio’s BROADWAY; Franc D’Ambrosio’s HOLLYWOOD; A Tribute to the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber; Christmas in New York, and I’ll Be Seeing Youz, a musical perspective of popular war songs from World War II. In February 2020 he introduced Franc D’Ambrosio’s BACK TO BROADWAY, a new tribute show featuring his iconic Hamilton medley, which he debuted at two sold-out performances at Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco just weeks before the Covid 19 pandemic brought the performing arts to a halt. He is a frequent guest artist with many major American, European, and Asian orchestras and symphonies, and tours the world teaching his widely-acclaimed Master Classes.


Rock the CASA was a blast—a wonderful evening for a great cause. I was delighted to headline Dan’s event in 2015 and so happy to have helped raise money and awareness for a lot of kids who really need our help. We had an amazing show with people who love music, but love to help children even more!

Eddie Money

Our experience with Dan Ashley and the Rock the CASA crew was first class from beginning to end. As the top rated news anchor in the Bay Area, Dan is in a perfect position to promote the event, and our band as well. He gets in the trenches and puts a personal touch on the whole event. Lending a helping hand to at risk young people is a cause which we are proud to support, and Dan made the entire experience both inspirational and fun!

Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon

Rock the CASA was GREAT! Playing for a sold out house filled with people who wanted to support under-served kids, and helping Dan in raising money for the Rock The CASA cause. We’d do it again!

Rick Nielsen, Cheap Trick

Rock the CASA was an absolute blast— a wonderfully enthusiastic audience and a terrific event for a great cause. Dan and his entire team made sure everything went very smoothly and that it was a special evening for everyone involved. Rock the CASA helps children in need and I was delighted to be a part of such an important and fun night!

Melissa Etheridge

Rock The CASA helps kids and we get to have a great time doing it! Friends of Camp Concord, CASA, and Big Brothers Big Sisters are causes I care deeply about.

Dan Ashley, Rock The CASA

Dan sure knows how to throw a party and make a difference in the world. Dan Rocks!

Steven Adler, Guns & Roses

ROCK the CASA was a special evening and I was so happy to be able to support such a great cause. This is about our future and we have to help our kids, because we can!

Patti LaBelle

Rock the CASA was a blast! Dan and his team put on a first class event. A great evening and a great charity to help underserved kids in need and I was delighted to be a part of it.

Rick Springfield

I was delighted to headline Rock the CASA! 2021 was a strange year, as the pandemic prevented us from being together in the theater. But the live virtual concert was the next best thing and Dan and his team pulled off a great event and I was proud to help raise money to support kids in need.

Chuck Leavell, The Rolling Stones

It was a beautiful evening and I was so glad to support Dan and his Rock the CASA foundation during the pandemic. I performed as a guest artist at the event years ago and I was very happy to headline the virtual event in 2022 to help the children who need our love and kindness.

Narada Michael Walden

I want to thank Dan and Rock the CASA for having us. Everything was wonderful. We had a great time and we’re excited to be able to help the kids.

Joan Jett

Dan Ashley and the entire Rock the CASA team put on a first rate event and “knocked it out of the park” for the audience and children that benefit from this charitable organization. It was an honor and pleasure to share the stage with such wonderful talent. Thank you very much Dan for inviting me to be part of such an amazing event! The Phantom says… “Bravo!!!!!”

Franc D’Ambrosio, The Phantom of the Opera

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