ATLANTA (May 15, 2012) - The Atlanta Bar Foundation announces that LawJam 2012 is returning to the Variety Playhouse on Saturday, June 9 for the Third Annual Battle of the Atlanta Lawyers' Bands. Last year's event featured eight outstanding bands competing in front of a packed house of more than 600 audience members. LawJam 2012 will raise funds through sponsorships, hosts and ticket sales, together with additional donations at the event. The event proceeds will go to support Atlanta youth programs and free legal services for low income citizens.
Each band will play a 20-minute set and compete for bragging rights while giving back to the Atlanta community. Between sets, celebrated entertainment lawyers Darryl B. Cohen of Cohen Cooper Estep & Whiteman LLP, Lisa F. Moore of The Moore Firm and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, and radio host Kaedi Kiely from 97.1 FM The River, will serve as judges and offer comments while scoring the acts. But the judges' scores are just half of each band's total points, with the remainder coming from audience "Chicago-style" votes at $1 per vote.
The eight competing bands are Along for the Ride, Class Action, Marshall Seese and the Abandoned, R & B Inc., Section 8, Signal Flow, Specific Deviations and The Working Class.
The Hall of Fame Lead Sponsor of the event is Taylor English Duma LLP. Other sponsors include Alston + Bird LLP, King & Spalding LLP, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Troutman Sanders LLP, Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, David N. Schaeffer, Esq. of Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever LLP, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP, Burr & Forman LLP, Buckley & Klein LLP, Beal & Blitch LLP, Solomon & Jeffries LLP, D'Amico Gershwin, Inc., Tiffany Alley Reporting & Video, AlixPartners, Huseby, Inc., JAMS, Daily Report, LawJam Hosts, Patchwerk Recording Studios, La Paz Vinings, with others to be announced shortly.
HOST: The Atlanta Bar Foundation.
EVENT: LawJam 2012, Third Annual Battle of the Atlanta Lawyers' Bands.
WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2012, 7 p.m. to midnight.
WHERE: Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.variety-playhouse.com.
COST: $10 per ticket through May 31, $20 after. Purchase tickets online at www.variety-playhouse.com.
FOR EVENT OR SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION: Contact Sally Hogsette, Executive Director, Atlanta Bar Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 537-4933.