September 8, 2022

A Leg To Stand On’s Rocktoberfest Fundraiser Concert Lineups Released

As the days get shorter and the weather cools, most are settling into their fall routines. But for members of the financial services and related industries in Chicago and New York, the early days of September signal A Leg To Stand On’s upcoming Rocktoberfest events. This year, after two years of virtual events, the excitement is palpable.


ALTSO’s annual Rocktoberfest concerts in Chicago and New York feature bands composed of individuals who are leaders in the financial services sector by day, rock stars by night, and to ALTSO’s CoolKids, world changers 24/7. From early summer through the night of the event, each band competes for most funds raised to bring life-changing prosthetic limbs, orthotic braces, and appropriately fitted wheelchairs to children living with limb disabilities in the developing world – while vying for the best time slot of the night.


In Chicago, ten bands will grace two stages at City Winery on October 13th. Main stage acts include ALTSO All Stars Chicago, Bad Dads, Blue Sky Highway, The OddsMakers, The Operators, and The Wrong Boys. Acoustic performances include Big Delta, Jeremy Heer, Monet Rue, New No Direction, and The Operators. You can meet the bands and read more about why they are rocking for ALTSO, here.


“We have missed performing and can’t wait to return to the stage to rock once again for ALTSO’s CoolKids." said Kurt Johnson, Vice President at ADM Investor Services and member of The Operators. "ADM Investor Services has been a proud sponsor of Rocktoberfest since 2016 and is honored to contribute to meaningful social and economic progress throughout the developing world through the life-changing work ALTSO does.”


Tickets to Rocktoberfest-Chicago, generously sponsored by ADM Investor Services, are available for purchase here.


In New York City, the lineup is jam packed – with 15 bands performing across two stages at The Hard Rock Cafe on October 20th. Main stage acts include Achieves Most, ALTSO All Stars New York, Big Dog Party, The Cause, Fat Tail, JAM Partners, and New York Rock Exchange. Acoustic performances include Acoustic Karma, ALTSO All Stars London, Chris Caruso, Dimmerswitch, Natalie Fabian, The Singing CPA, and The Vol Bros. Get to know the bands rocking in NY here.


Grab your ticket to rock for good in New York, here. All purchased Rocktoberfest tickets help ALTSO’s CoolKids walk and roll.


Rocktoberfest sponsors make an immediate difference in the lives of ALTSO’s CooKids. Sy Jacobs, Managing Member of Jacobs Asset Management, LLC, said, “Since 2006, Jacobs Asset Management has been a proud sponsor of Rocktoberfest and support ALTSO’s direct investment in the future of our next generation.”


Additional Rocktoberfest sponsors include: Barchart, Belvedere Trading, Cboe, CME Group, Cowen, Eagle Seven Trading, Globe Tax, OCC, Open Bet, Quanteam, Sandler Capital, SteelEye, Wedbush, Wells Fargo, and more! Meet all of ALTSO’s generous corporate sponsors in Chicago and New York.


Sponsoring Rocktoberfest provides a unique branding and entertainment opportunity for your company, employees, and clients -- all while making a transformative difference. Select sponsorships are still available. See available Chicago packagesView available New York packages. For sponsorship inquiries, email ALTSO’s Executive Director, Gabriella Mueller-Evrard at


Those counting down the days until ALTSO’s Rocktoberfest events can join advocates at The Bitter End in New York City on September 13th at 6:15 PM ET for a pre-jam session exclusively featuring Rocktoberfest bands. Entrance fee is a $30 cash donation at the door that helps CoolKids walk and roll.

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