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RockCorps is a production company that promotes volunteering in exchange for concert tickets. RockCorps uses the slogan: “Give 4 Hours, Get 1 Ticket. ”


People who contribute four hours of community service at one of the company’s volunteer events earn a ticket to one of its concert events. The volunteer events are done in partnership with local non-profit organizations. Non-Profit partners in various cities have included: Partnerships for Parks, Social Change Media, Watts Boys and Girls Club, Heal the Bay, Big Kidz and Reynoldstown Revitalization Corporation.

RockCorps’ funding comes from partnering with brands who are seeking to create marketing programs that have a theme of social change and hence advertise through a volunteer based organization.


RockCorps was founded by: Stephen Greene (CEO), Grady Lee (COO), movie and video director Chris Robinson, Haley Moffett, Paul Hunter, Toby Garrett and Noel Eisenberg.


RockCorps sprang from the work of the Greenbucks Foundation. Active in the mid- ‘90s, Greenbucks staged its initial concerts in Telluridemarker and encouraged local residents to clean up the outdoor concert space in order to earn a ticket.

RockCorps’ first nationwide effort was launched in 2005 with partner Boost Mobile , a wireless telecommunications brand. In its first year, the Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC) movement staged events in six U.S.marker cities and had 6,000 volunteers who generated 24,000 hours of service.

In 2007, Boost Mobile RockCorps expanded the program to 11 cities and over 15,000 volunteers. By its final year, BMRC had a total of over 30,000 American volunteers and traveled to over 13 U.S. cities.

RockCorps expanded to the UKmarker in 2008, announcing in April its partnership with mobile operator Orange. In 2008, in partnership with Orange, Sony Ericsson and Channel 4, RockCorps produced the Orange RockCorps (ORC) gig at The Royal Albert Hallmarker on September 26. To get a ticket to the show - people had to sign up for one of 55 volunteer events that happened throughout August and September. 5000 people volunteered 20,000 hours to 41 UK charities in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Southampton and Newcastle.

In 2009, Orange RockCorps has returned to London, and launched in Manchester, UK. The Manchester gig took place on July 13 at the Apollo with Lady GaGa, N-Dubz, The Enemy, VV Brown and Tinchy Stryder. The London gig took place on September 25 at the Royal Albert Hall with Nelly, Nas, Kelly Rowland and David Guetta, Razorlight, Chase & Status and Akon. ORC also launched in Paris their first French program, on July 21 ("en association avec M6"). The concert took place on October 2 in Le Zénithmarker and featured Akon, David Guetta, Busta Rhymes, Sefyu.

Orange RockCorps Concerts


October 2nd, 2009


Le Zénithmarker

Akon - David Guetta - Busta Rhymes - Sefyu - Razorlight

September 25th 2009


Royal Albert Hallmarker

Artists: Razorlight, Chase & Status, David Guetta, Kelly Rowland, Nelly, Nas, Daniel Merriweather, Akon, Plan B, Kanomarker, Chris Willis

July 13, 2009


The Apollomarker

Lady Gaga - Tinchy Stryder - N-Dubz - The Enemy - VV Brown


September 26, 2008


Royal Albert Hallmarker

Busta RhymesLudacrisFeeder - Guillemots - Lethal Bizzle - John Legend - The Automatic

BMRC Concerts


June 20, 2008

Los Angelesmarker

Gibson Amphitheatremarker

Common--Akon--Flyleaf--Three 6 Mafia--Puddle of Mudd--


October 6, 2007

New Yorkmarker

Radio City Music Hallmarker

Biz Markie--Hurricane Chris--Angels & Airwaves--Nick Cannon--Yung Joc--Jus Blaze--Marley Marl--Swizz Beatz--Jadakiss--Eve--Keyshia Cole--Fabolous--The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus--Busta Rhymes--Ludacris

June 9, 2007


The Fox Theatre

Lil Wayne--Eve--Jim Jones--Nick Cannon--Questlove--Young Jeezy--Rich Boy--Busta Rhymes-- Rick Ross--Huey

March 30, 2007

Los Angelesmarker

Kodak Theatre

DJ Clinton Sparks--+44--Young Jeezy--Korn--Nas-- The Game--DJ Quik and AMG--Rise Against--Xzibit--


September 23, 2006

New Yorkmarker

Radio City Music Hallmarker

DJ Clinton Sparks--Nelly--Panic! at the Disco--Kelis--Nas--T.I.--Taking Back Sunday--Fabolous--Young B--Young Jeezy--Paul Wall--Don Omar--Papoose--DJ Webstar

June 16, 2006


The Fox Theatre

Lil’ Jon--Paul Wall--Slim Thug--Jermaine Dupri-- The Game--Young Jeezy--Lil Wayne--Big Boi and the Purple Ribbon All-Stars--Keyshia Cole--Young Dro


September 24, 2005

New Yorkmarker

Radio City Music Hallmarker

Kanye West--Travis Barker and DJ AM--Paul Wall--Faith Evans--Fat Joe--Terror Squad--Fabolous--The Lox--Slim Thug--Young Jeezy-T.I.

Television Specials

  • Boost Mobile RockCorops Concert – MTV2, 2005, Radio City Music Hall
  • Boost Mobile RockCorps Concert – MTV2, 2006, Radio City Music Hall
  • V-UP, NYCTV, 2006
  • Boost Mobile RockCorps Concert – MTV2, 2007, Kodak Theatre
  • Orange RockCorps Concert - Channel 4, 2009, The Apollo
  • Orange RockCorps Concert - Channel 4, 2009, The Royal Albert Hall

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