Thirteen bands of legal rock stars battled in a fierce, record-breaking event over two nights at the world-renowned Whisky a Go-Go on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip on March 10 and 11. This event marked the beginning of the 12th Annual Law Rocks World Tour, and it raised an $258,585 for charity, surpassing the previous record of $228,900 set in 2022.
Each band put on an electrifying performance that left the audience spellbound. The Big Wheels, featuring legal talent from Wheeler Bio, Allen Matkins, Stealth Bio were Friday’s big winner followed by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s band The Doughboys who took the Judges Choice Award on Friday. Saturday Winner, Privileged Communications featuring legal talent from Perkins Coie, took both the Judges’ Choice and Hustle and Heart Award.
The funds raised will go toward supporting various charitable causes, making a significant impact on the lives of those in need including The Access Project, Communities in Schools Los Angeles; Counsel for 2 Justice; Heart of Los Angeles; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Kids in Need of Defense; Music Movement; Music Will; Olive Crest; Operation Birthday; The Posse Foundation LA; Slave 2 Nothing Foundation; and the Transgender Law Center.
Both shows were hosted by comedian, writer, and producer Paul Costabile. To date, Law Rocks has toured 25 cities around the globe and has raised more than $5 million for charity.
The next battle in California is scheduled for April 20 in San Francisco at The Chapel. There you’ll be able to see The Recusals — the only band in the nation featuring seven federal judges from the Northern District of California Federal Court. More information about the San Francisco show can be found at lawrocks.org/sfo.