featuring cheap trick
with special guests The Dandy Warhols, The Empty Hearts, Johnette Napolitano, Terri Nunn, Lilah Petersson, Redd Kross, The Rock Your Speech Band and more.
rock n' roll with a purpose
Rock Your Speech was created by Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson and wife Alison to help children with speech and language disorders learn to communicate using rock music as a therapy tool. The concert features a set by the Rock Your Speech band, and will illustrate the profound effect its music has had on the Petersson's son Liam.
Support an organization with a heart for helping families
By attending or sponsoring the event, you'll support the Autism Society of America's mission to improve the lives of all affected by autism. Since 1965, ASA has envisioned a world where individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued. We provide advocacy, education, information and referrals, support, and community at national, state and local levels through our strong nationwide network of Affiliates.
Alison and Tom Petersson
"Since creating Rock Your Speech, it's been our dream to make autism advocacy a cause embraced by the rock music community at large. We are thrilled that so many of our friends are coming out to support families like ours who want the best quality of life possible for individuals on the autism spectrum. We hope to see you there!"