Friday, September 13, 2013

Join us on Friday, September 13 as we celebrate another year of rockin’ for our favorite cause — our children. 2013 Hope Rocks will be an event to remember as we welcome the BoDeans to our stage. You won't want to miss this celebration of music, conversation and generosity. Join us for a night of hope, healing and rocking for a cause.


Formed in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1983, the BoDeans became popular around Milwaukee before heading to Hollywood to record their first album in 1985. Two years later, they were voted Best New American Band by Rolling Stone readers. In the late 80s and early 90s, the band had several singles in the top 40 charts. Their eleventh studio album titled "American Made" was released last summer, and a double live album recorded during the "American Made" tour was announced last November.

Hope Rocks. This Rocks. You Rock.

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.

What's New

  • has more space, so you can mix, mingle, dance and not feel cramped
  • Every guest gets a seat. Yes, you read that right — every guest gets a seat
  • Every guest enjoys a delicious three-course meal
  • Every guest has the option to dance (okay, that is not new but it was worth mentioning)

The Location

Built in 1899, , otherwise known as the Milwaukee Road Depot, served 29 trains per day at its peak. As passenger rail traffic declined, the Minneapolis depot steadily lost traffic. After closing in 1971, the building stood vacant for many years and probably avoided the wrecking ball due to being placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The Depot was brought back better than ever with hotels and meeting space, a restaurant, a bar, a water park and an indoor ice rink.


It’s a busy night downtown and Hope Rocks attendees are encouraged to use the valet in The Depot parking lot accessible from 5th Avenue. Cost is $12 per vehicle.



Doors open

Walk the Lindquist & Vennum red carpet
BlowDry! Blowdry Bar open in the Peter & Martha Eckerline ROCKER LOUNGE
OPTUM VIP Reception open
Micro Control Company Silent Auction open


Guests find seats for the CH Robinson Dinner


Micro Control Company Silent Auction close


Micro Control Company Live Auction


BoDeans perform on the Fredrikson & Byron and FILO stage

Rocker Lounge

Oh yes, its back. Kick back and let out the closet rocker in you. Details to follow.

What to Wear

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


Can’t attend? Feel free to make a donation . Thank you!


Proof that indeed, Hope Rocks. Select a year to see who was having a rockin' good time.


We couldn’t do it without you. Support from sponsors ensures that families get the help they need when they need it most. A very special thanks to all sponsors past, present and future. Simply put — you’re improving lives.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download the Sponsorship Commitment Form.

  • Presenting Sponsor

    VIP Reception Sponsor

    Dinner Sponsor

    Red Carpet Sponsor

    Rocker Lounge Sponsor

    Peter and Martha Eckerline

    Auction Sponsor

  • Platinum Sponsors

    Gold Sponsors

  • Silver Sponsors

    Tanya and Jon Turner
    Mark and Susan Lacek
    Kevin and Deb Diepholz
    Libby and Mike Sullivan
  • Media Sponsors

    Production Sponsor

    Volunteer Sponsor


Live Auction Items

You’ll be going once...going twice...SOLD on these exciting items — available only during the live auction at the Hope Rocks event.

  • Private Golf Club:

    You and two buddies get to play golf at six (6) different private golf clubs around the Twin Cities.

    Twins First Pitch Package:

    Includes ceremonial first pitch at a 2014 game, private tour of Target Field, two premium game seats and town car service to and from the game.

  • Notre Dame Package:

    Snap up four tickets to the November 23rd game vs. BYU in South Bend, Indiana. Also includes a king suite for two nights at the Ivy Court Hotel and a personalized autographed football by Brian Kelly.

    Worldwide Dreambuilders Vacation:

    Go anywhere in the world for a week. Choose from more than 3,500 condo resorts and use the accompanying 120,000 FlexPerks miles to get there.

  • The Lodge:

    You and up to 13 guests get the Lacek Lodge for a weekend.

    Be an Extra in a Feature Film:

    Package includes role as an extra in feature film being filmed in Minnesota. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and take a picture with any lead actors on set that day. Also includes original script (can be autographed by actors on set), town car service for the day of filming and lunch with the director AND the producer.

  • Dinner for 8 at Travail:

    Bring 7 of your best friends to Travail. Surly beer included.

    Surly Brewery:

    The new tap room is yours for the night. Package includes beer for 50, food from “Pig Ate My Pizza” (owned by the chefs from Travail) and a private performance from the Ben Johnson Band.

Silent Auction Items

Bid a fond “hello” to these amazing prizes — all up for grabs if the price is right.

  • LifeTouch Gift Basket
    Wood from the Hood Package
    American Girl Doll
    Tiffany & Co. Reversible Tote
    Red Lighthouse Framed Picture
    The Company Store Comforter and Pillows
    Autographed Book by Lou Nanne
    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Subscription
    Children’s Theater Company “Charlotte’s Web” Tickets
    MN Wild Hockey Tickets
    MN Timberwolves Box
    Breakfast with Belinda and Bobby Jensen
    Passes to Minneapolis Institute of Art’s
    The Audacious Eye: Japanese Art from the Clark Collection Exhibit
    Extra Role in an Indie Movie
    Renaissance Festival Tickets
    MN Twins Baseball Tickets
    St. Paul Saints Package
    First Avenue Concert Tickets
    Date Night in Uptown
    Fine Line Music Café Tickets
  • Woolley’s American Steakhouse Gift Certificate
    Blue Plate Restaurant Co. Gift Certificate
    Panino’s Gift Basket
    Crave Gift Certificate
    Figlio Gift Certificate
    Rooftop Union Restaurant Gift Certificate
    Rack Shack Basket
    South Minneapolis Restaurant Package
    Dinner and Dessert Package
    Butcher & the Boar Gift Certificate
    D. Brian’s Gift Certificate
    Cafe Latté Gift Certificate
    Let’s Dish! Package
    Fat Lorenzo’s Gift Certificate
    Joseph Phelps Insignia 2007 Wine
    Dunkin’ Donuts Basket
    Tastefully Simple Delightful Favorites Package
    Teatulia Tea Assortment
    Honey Baked Ham Gift Certificate
    Pizzeria Lola Gift Certificate
    Big Bowl Gift Certificate
    Summit Brewery Gift Basket
    The Park Tavern Bowling Party
  • Walker Art Center Passes
    Downtown Minneapolis Weekend Getaway
    Minneapolis Marquette Stay
    Hyland Ski and Snowboard Lift Tickets
    Two Rounds of Golf at Edinburgh USA
    Marriott Minneapolis City Center Hotel Stay
    Brunswick Zone XL Bowling and Laser Tag Passes
    Bryant-Lake Bowl Gift Certificate
    Downtown Minneapolis Date Night
    Sightseeing Cruise for Two
    Metropolis Resort Gift Certificate
    Deer Run Golf Club Foursome
    Super Bowl Weekend at Faith’s Lodge
    Date Night in St. Paul
    Segway Rental
    Windsong Farm Threesome
    Mall of America Package
    Two Rounds of Golf at The Wild Golf Club
    The Commons Hotel Stay
    Pump It Up Gift Certificate
    Foss Swim School Gift Certificate
    The Lodge at Crooked Lake Stay
  • Harmon Killebrew Signature Commemorative Poker Set
    MN Vikings Autographed Photo – Jerome Simpson
    2006 Sports Illustrated Reprint Autographed by Joe Mauer
    2010 Sports Illustrated Reprint Autographed by Joe Mauer
    Harmon Killebrew Baseball Card and Signed Baseball
    Rocco Altobelli Gift Certificate
    Exhale Massage Gift Package
    Spa Day
    The Fixx Workout Studio Classes
    HydraFacial MD
    Botox & Brow Special
    Men’s Nike Golf Apparel Package
    Len Druskin Gift Certificate
    Ladies’ Nike Golf Apparel Package
    Wardrobe Consultation
    Photography Session
    Interior Design Service
    Organizing Service
    Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones
    Monster DNA Headphones
    Amazon Kindles
    17 Pieces of Jewelry

Any items listed here are subject to change.

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At this time, we are no longer accepting online ticket orders. To secure last-minute tickets, please call the Faith's Lodge Office at (612) 825-2073.