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Come rock for a cause with the Freddy Jones Band.

With two #1 hits and several top tens, Chicago-based Freddy Jones Band has strummed its way to the forefront of the national Triple A Radio music scene. Founding members Marty Lloyd and Wayne Healy have stayed true to the breezy melodic lyrics and echo acoustic guitar they’re known for. Fun fact: No member of the band is actually named Freddy Jones, and the band has never definitively revealed the name’s source.

Purchase your tickets today.

About Hope Rocks

Your support of Hope Rocks allows Faith’s Lodge to continue to help families retreat, reflect and renew during the darkest hours of their lives — those spent mourning the loss of a child or caring for a child with a serious illness. Faith’s Lodge offers a safe place where families are matched with those who truly understand and gives them the opportunity to create lasting friendships, support networks and memories as grieving turns into healing.

  • Parking

    Valet parking is sponsored by Pete & Martha Eckerline. Cost: $10 ($22 for overnight parking)

  • What to Wear

    It’s a special night, so you’d better rock that wardrobe. Check out our Hope Rocks Pinterest page for fun ideas.

  • Schedule

    5:00 Registration and VIP Party opens
    6:30 Dinner
    7:30 Program
    8:00 Live Auction presented by Micro Control Company
    9:30 Freddy Jones Band presented by Second Step Foundation


Radisson Blu is so ultra-swanky, your friends will be green with envy. To book your discounted rate room ($139) using the Faith’s Lodge Hope Rocks Room Block, choose from:

  • Use the custom link
  • Call or go online and use promo code FAITHS
  • Call 1.800.333.3333 and ask for the Faith’s Lodge Hope Rocks Room Block

Must book by August 18, 2015. Reservations made after this date are subject to regular room rates and availability. If you’d like to book a One-Bedroom Suite or Junior Suite, please call Renee Williams, our in-house Reservations Coordinator, at 952.851.4019 with promo code FAITHS.

Pepsi Rocker Lounge

Mix, mingle and meet up in the Rocker Lounge — the perfect place to see and be seen.

  • #HopeRocks2015

    Post your pictures from the evening with hashtag #HopeRocks2015.

  • Simonson's Salon & Spa Blow Dry Bar

    Need a ‘do to match your duds? No worries. We’re bringing in the big guns, Simonson’s Salon & Spa, to rock your hair.



Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

Download the sponsorship commitment form or contact Faith’s Lodge for additional details.

Live Auction


Surly VIP Tour
Have you been to the new brewery? Surly set the gold standard. This package gives you up to 20 spots on a private Surly Brewing Company tour at their new Minneapolis home. Learn how Surly went from a home brewing kit to a well-crafted beer, and what it took to change a Prohibition-era liquor law. Package includes a guided tour of the brewery and a taste of the beer and new menu. AND, it doesn’t end at the brewery. You will also receive a $200 gift card for Surly gear, five cases of beer and several vintage Surly bottles.
Donated by Surly Brewing Company


Chef’s Dinner: The Art of Charcuterie
Get in the mind of Travail alumnus Goeff Hausmann as he shares the art of charcuterie. Enjoy a hands-on tasting experience while you savor the many textures and flavors that create a culinary expression to suit any palate. Your home is the venue and your seven closest friends are the guests. Food and wine for eight provided.
Donated by Geoff Hausmann


Worldwide Dreambuilders Vacation
Cairo. Outer Banks. Aruba. Paris. Here is your chance to go anywhere in the world for eight days and seven nights. You and up to five guests can choose from over 3,500 condo resorts and use the accompanying 120,000 Flexperks miles to get you there. The world is at your fingertips. Where will you go?
Donated by Worldwide Dreambuilders & US Bank-FlexPerks


The Freddy Jones Band Studio-C Performance
What is your FJB favorite song? We know it’s hard to commit. The show tonight will surely leave you wanting more. Just think: You & 19 friends get to experience an intimate, live, acoustic, Studio-C performance of The Freddy Jones Band at the I Heart Radio studios on Monday, September 21st at 6:30 p.m.
Donated by the Freddy Jones Band and Cities 97


Wine Tasting – Tour of Italy
Mpls/St. Paul Magazine wine writer Bill Coy will wow you in sharing the intricacies and beauty of Italian wines. Bill provides the wine and color commentary. All you need to do find nine friends who enjoy wine (the trick is narrowing it down to nine!). Also includes food pairings for ten (10) people.
Donated by Bill Coy


Memorial Window at Faith’s Lodge
Be the first to avail of the newest memorial opportunity at Faith’s Lodge. If you’ve been there, you know the warm feeling you get sitting in the great room with the fire going and the sun shining through the windows. Imagine your own, personalized window reflecting the memory and energy of your child. Each window will tell its own story – and it can be yours. You will work directly with an artist who will interpret your story through art glass for installation in the great room at Faith’s Lodge.
Donated by Faith’s Lodge

All Items Subject to Change

Silent Auction

  • Apparel

    100 Eileen Fisher Gift Certificate
    101 Nike Golf Package
    102 Red Wing Shoes Gift Certificate
    103 Black Coach Crossbody Purse
    104 Purple Coach Calf Leather Clutch
    105 Grey Coach Clutch


    All Items Subject to Change

  • Beauty & Fitness

    200 Orangetheory Fitness Package for Two
    201 Sports Massage Gift Certificates
    202 Darque Tan Gift Certificate
    203 Velocity Sports Training Sessions
    204 TAGS Gymnastics Session
    205 Paragon Pilates Classes
    206 Skin Rejuvenation Clinic Gift Certificate
    207 Botox
    208 Simonson’s Salon & Spa Package
    209 Massage Envy Gift Certificate


    All Items Subject to Change

  • Events & Entertainment

    300 Northrop Tickets
    301 Champions Club MN Twins Tickets—
    October 3rd, 2015
    302 MN Twins Tickets—October 2nd, 2015
    303 Excelsior Dinner and Theater Night
    304 Mall of America Comedy & Theatre Dinner
    305 Minnesota Renaissance Festival Tickets
    306 MN Wild Package
    307 2016 MN Twins Tickets
    308 MN Timberwolves Package
    309 Hennepin Theatre Trust: “The Realish
    Housewives of Edina: a parody”


    All Items Subject to Change

  • Events & Entertainment cont.

    310 Acme Comedy Club Tickets
    311 Minnesota United FC Package
    312 Minnesota Orchestra “Strauss’ Don Juan”
    313 2016 St. Paul Saints “Escort the Pig”
    314 Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Tickets
    315 Guthrie Theater Tickets
    316 Craft Beer Lover Package
    317 Marquess Studio Private Event
    318 University of MN Gopher Hockey Tickets
    319 Dugout Box MN Twin Tickets – Oct. 3rd, 2015


    All Items Subject to Change

  • Home & Personal Services

    400 “We Want Beer” Poster
    401 “Beer: We Serve the Best!” Poster
    402 “Winds on the Lake” Watercolor
    403 Cities 97 Sampler: Volume 27
    404 Wine Accessories
    405 Rolling Stones Guitar Pick Art
    500 Meghan Doll Photography Session
    501 Automotive Day Spa
    502 Dale Studios Family Photography Session
    503 Margie Photo Family Photography Session


    All Items Subject to Change

  • Food & Beverage

    600 Summit Gift Pack
    601 Total Wine Private Wine Tasting
    602 45th Parallel Distillery Tour
    603 Four Daughters Vineyard Tour
    604 The Lowbrow Gift Certificate
    605 North Loop Restaurant Package
    606 Surly SACK
    607 Brewery Package
    608 South Minneapolis Restaurant Package
    609 D Brian’s Gift Certificate
    610 Mission American Kitchen
    611 Vine Park Brewing Company
    612 Spoon and Stable Gift Certificate
    613 Fulton Brewery Package
    614 MN Wine Package
    615 Gourmet Cupcakes
    All Items Subject to Change

  • Recreation & Travel

    700 Metropolis Resort Stay
    701 Walt Disney World Passes
    702 Round of Golf at Minikahda Club
    703 Round of Golf at Golden Valley
    Country Club
    704 Brunswick Zone
    705 The Grand Hotel Minneapolis
    706 Elm Creek Tubing Certificates
    707 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Date
    708 Minneapolis Marriott City Center Date Night
    709 Wild Mountain Passes


    All Items Subject to Change

  • Recreation & Travel cont.

    710 The Villas at Giants Ridge Getaway
    711 Mall of America Package
    712 River Guide Kayaks Rental
    713 Foss Swim School Gift Certificate
    714 Wayzata Bay Charters Public
    Champagne Cruise
    715 Park Tavern Bowling Party
    716 Lake Minnetonka Pontoon Rental
    717 Walker Art Center Passes & Ice Cream
    718 A Day in Duluth
    719 Minneapolis Marquette Hotel Date Night
    720 St. Croix Casino Hotel Stay
    721 Wheel Fun Rental Gift Certificates


    All Items Subject to Change

  • Recreation & Travel cont.

    722 Whirly Ball Gift Certificate
    723 Super Bowl Weekend at Faith’s Lodge
    724 Radisson Blu Mall of America Date Night
    725 Science Museum of Minnesota Passes
    726 Wine & Canvas Gift Certificates
    727 Rainbow Play Systems Birthday Party
    728 MN Pro Paintball Gift Certificate
    729 Holiday Inn and Wild Woods
    Waterpark Stay
    730 Sailing Lessons


    All Items Subject to Change

  • Sports Memorabilia

    800 Harmon Killebrew Signature
    Commemorative Poker Set
    801 Chad Greenway Autographed
    Metrodome Chair
    802 Torii Hunter Autographed
    Metrodome Chair
    803 MN Vikings—Cordarrelle Patterson
    Autographed Photo
    804 Sports Illustrated Reprint “The Pack in Back
    —Super Bowl XLV Champs”
    805 Sports Illustrated Reprint “Brett Favre of
    The Packers” Autographed by Brett Favre
    806 Autographed Torii Hunter Jersey
    807 Autographed Joe Mauer Jersey
    808 Autographed Brett Favre Jersey
    809 Joe Mauer Signed Baseball &
    Baseball Card
    810 Bert Blyleven Signed Baseball &
    Baseball Card

    All Items Subject to Change

  • Sports Memorabilia cont.

    811 Trevor Plouffe Signed Baseball &
    Baseball Card
    812 Tony Oliva Signed Baseball &
    Baseball Card
    813 Tom Kelly Signed Baseball & Baseball Card
    814 Joe Mauer Signed Catchers Glove
    815 Dan Gladden Autographed Sports
    Illustrated Magazine
    816 Sports Illustrated Reprint “The Year of
    Adrian Peterson” Autographed by
    Adrian Peterson
    817 Green Bay Packers Team Signed Football
    818 Rod Carew Signed Baseball &
    Baseball Card
    819 Sports Illustrated Reprint “Rod Carew of
    The Twins” Autographed by Rod Carew
    820 MN Wild Autographed Team Hockey Stick
    821 Miguel Sano Autographed Louisville Slugger


    All Items Subject to Change

  • Jewelry

    900 African Amethyst Necklace
    901 African Amethyst Earrings
    902 Caribbean Larimar Silver Cuff
    903 Caribbean Larimar Silver Earrings
    904 Caribbean Larimar Ring
    905 Beaded Amethyst Necklace
    906 Blue Fire & Swiss Blue Topaz Necklace
    907 Blue Fire Topaz Earrings
    908 Blue Apatite Bracelet
    909 Swiss Blue Topaz Ring
    910 Titanium Druzy Necklace
    911 Rainbow Druzy Earrings
    912 Sterling Silver Bracelet
    913 Gold Alloy Cubic Zirconia Earrings
    914 3 Ring Cuff
    915 Silver Cuff
    916 Gold Cuff
    920 Heartstone Bracelet & Necklace
    921 Leather Bracelet
    922 Bronze Chain Jewelry Set
    923 Charm Necklace
    924 Triple Leather Necklace


    All Items Subject to Change

A rockin' good time.

Wanna know how fun Hope Rocks is? See for yourself right here.

Unable to attend but want to show your support?

Be a Volunteer at Hope Rocks!


  • Registration & Check-Out (3:45pm - 11:00pm)

    Volunteers will check-in guests and assist with check out at the end of the night. (We have worked out the glitches, no more long lines this year!) Registration training begins at 4:00pm. Registration is open from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Checkout is open from 9:00pm – 11:00pm. Registration & Check-out volunteers will have some downtime between Registration & Check Out. 

  • Greeters/BidPal/Auction Spotters (4:00pm - 9:30pm)

    Volunteers will greet guests upon arrival, direct guests where to go, answer any questions they have in regards to using the BidPal software on their cell phones. During the program,you will assist in spotting live auction bidders and Fund-a-Family donors. 

  • Tribute Rose/T-shirt Sales (4:15pm - 11:00pm)

    Volunteers will sell tribute roses to guests as they arrive and sell t-shirts to guests as they depart. Tributes will be sold from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. T-shirts will be sold from 9:00pm – 11:00pm. Tribute and T-shirt Volunteers will have some downtime between shifts. 

  • Wine & Whiskey Wall (4:15pm - 11:00pm)

    Guests are able to buy in at a flat rate price for the chance to win a high priced bottle of wine or whiskey. Volunteers will check to make sure guests have paid via BidPal, and then have the guest pull a number. The volunteer will then assign that bottle of wine or whiskey to the guest so they can pick it up at checkout when they leave. Shift will start at 5:00pm and go until all bottles are claimed. 

  • How to sign up

    If you are interested in volunteering for Hope Rocks, please email with the following information:

    • First & last name
    • Shirt size (we will have ladies & men’s sizes – please be specific)
    • Preferred volunteer task
    • Who you would like to volunteer with 
    • Any comments or questions

    Note: We will have food available for volunteers as they arrive for their shift. We will have late night snacks as well.

  • Volunteer Orientation (Required)

    Please be prepared to attend a volunteer orientation session the evening of Thursday, September 17th at Radisson Blu Mall of America.

    Once we have all our committed volunteers, an email with detailed information will be sent regarding orientation time, event attire, parking, etc.