Green Bay is getting a new music festival this summer, and after this winter, who’s more deserving, right?
Rock the Dock Green Bay will take over downtown’s CityDeck on July 13 with three stages along the Fox River. Bands from Wisconsin will perform from 4 to 10:30 p.m. The lineup has not yet been announced, but it will be a mix of genres, including rock, reggae and funk.
It’s a first-time event for Compassionate Home Health Care Inc. It will be a fundraiser for the Appleton-based nonprofit organization’s Holiday Giving Campaign, which provides shampoo, soap, toilet paper, laundry detergent, garbage bags and other basic essentials to those in need in Brown, Outagamie, Winnebago and Calumet counties.
Rock the Dock will also have beer tents, food stands and vendors.
“If you can think of Octoberfest (in Appleton) on a smaller scale, this is what we want to bring to Green Bay,” said Dawn Paradiso-Hansen, CEO and president of Compassionate Home Health Care.
A website for Rock the Dock will be launched soon, Paradiso-Hansen said, but Facebook posts are already generating excitement, with more than 4,000 people interested.
“The feedback that we’re getting right now on Facebook is blowing me away,” Paradiso-Hansen said.
Admission to the festival will be free, with all proceeds going to the Holiday Giving Campaign. Patrons will be encouraged to bring personal care items and cleaning supplies to donate.
Compassionate Home Health Care works with such area organizations as the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Brown County, St. Vincent de Paul, Pillars and Harbour House to distribute the items. Last year’s campaign impacted 1,300 homes, Paradiso-Hansen said.