LAW ROCKS IS FINALLY COMING TO Atlanta
AND WE’RE READY TO ROCK
Friday, October 18, 2019
6:00pm VIP Doors + VIP Reception
6:30pm GA Doors
Tickets will be sold at the door.
THE LOFT at Center Stage
1374 West Peachtree Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 303099
Still accepting bands! Scroll down to join the Interest List!
The winner of Law Rocks is the band with the highest overall rank in three categories (below).
The Judges' Choice Award will go to the band with the highest marks from the Rock Panel of Judges.
TICKET + SPONSORSHIP TOTAL
Updates begin Friday, August 23, 2019.
Each band has selected a favorite local nonprofit organization to rock and fundraise for. You can donate to support your favorite band and their selected nonprofit above, alongside ticket sales. We are proud that the Inaugural Law Rocks Atlanta will benefit the following amazing organizations!
Click on a nonprofit logo to learn more.
Host & Rock Panel of Judges
Julie Smith is a lifestyle and entertainment reporter, event host, and voice over artist.
She has hosted talk shows in Louisville, KY on The CW Network and here in Atlanta, GA with CBS46. She has hosted numerous celebrity red carpets including at the Kentucky Derby which draws crowds of over 150,000 each year. Julie has interviewee celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, Robin Meade, Megyn Kelly, Ice T and Coco, Josh Groban, Nick and Vanessa Lachey, and more.
John Seay is the founder and principal of The Seay Firm, an entertainment law firm in Atlanta. John has over a decade of experience as a musician, tour manager, and music writer. John spent four years as Of Counsel in the entertainment practice group in the Nashville office of Loeb & Loeb. Before founding The Seay Firm, John worked for Turner Broadcasting. He is a Chair of the State Bar of Georgia Entertainment & Sports Law Section and is a member of the Recording Academy. From 2016 through 2019, John was recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star in Entertainment & Sports Law, a designation only awarded to 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia. In 2016 and 2018, Georgia Trend Magazine named him a Legal Elite in Entertainment Law. John is on the Board of Directors of #weloveatl and serves as a volunteer attorney at Georgia Lawyers for the Arts. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as Executive Articles Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and President of The Sports & Entertainment Law Society.
Twitter and Instagram: @TheSeayFirmLLC
Vincent Phillips is a native of Atlanta and regarded as one of Atlanta’s most accomplished and sought-after music executives in today's entertainment and television industry. As, a business strategist, consultant, visionary, and an attorney, Vince has represented some of America’s prolific culture icons and game changers. As a founder and owner of BME Recordings with co-owner and flagship artist, Lil Jon, Vince is equipped to negotiate multi- million dollar deals in the U.S., and around the world.
After his success with BME Recordings, Vince clientele spawned in music, film, and television. His current roster boasts today’s influencers, trendsetter, and statement makers.
Phillips is currently releasing new recording artists and branching into film/television Representing scripted and reality TV stars, production companies.
Phillips currently resides in Atlanta, GA where he lives with his two children. He graduated from Georgia State University and John Marshall School of Law. He’s a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, the Georgia State Bar Association and BESLA (Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Associations).
Featuring legal talent from Axiom Law
Rocking for Little Kids Rock - Cobb County School District
120 East was formed about 2010 when 2 friends John Drummond and Dennis Doherty met at John’s house to jam and play some music. After several jams, John, who played drums, and Dennis, who played guitar, decided that they were going to try to put together a band of musicians in their hometown, Marietta, GA. The band would consist of friends and acquaintances in the area with similar musical interests. In the interim, John had joined Dennis in an attorney band, Class Action, which Dennis had formed with attorneys from his then law firm, Smith, Gambrell & Russell. Class Action played at LawJam (the precursor to Law Rocks) Battle of the Band events and law firm events over the years but disbanded several years ago. Meanwhile, John and Dennis had moved forward with their Marietta band concept and had added Bill Brannen, a guitarist and vocalist. They chose the name 120 East (because of a local highway and a lack of imagination?) and brought together 7 other musicians to form 120 East. Given their love of Chicago and other brass rock and R&B bands they added a brass section, i.e. a sax, trombone and trumpet, to include those styles of music in their set lists. 120 East now plays at approximately 15 to 20+ weddings, reunions, birthdays, club parties, food truck and other municipal and private events a year and loves every minute of it. 120 East has also played at LawJam Battle of the Band events at the Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA and Justice Jam events at the Strand in Marietta, GA.
As one might expect with musicians and rock bands, there have been numerous personnel changes over the years. We calculated that we have had 60+ musicians come through 120 East. John moved to Florida and formed a band named the Baybridge Band which plays the same style of music as 120 East. In fact, Dennis and Bill have played/subbed in with the Baybridge Band several times in Florida. Currently, 120 East still has two of its inaugural members, Bill Brannen and Dennis Doherty, and the remaining line-up is as follows: Kayla Taylor (lead vocals and harmonies); Brandon Guest (lead vocals and harmonies); Tom Georges (keyboards and sound); Ross Olhausen (bass and sound); Mark Vaughn (drums); Herbie Dorfzaun (sax/flute); John McKevitt (trombones); Stephanie Tuck, our latest addition, (trumpets) and last but not least Bill Brannen (rhythm guitar/percussion/harmonica/lead vocals and harmonies) and Dennis Doherty (lead and rhythm guitars/lead vocals and harmonies). 120 East is always ready to entertain and is very honored to have been picked to participate in this wonderful inaugural charity event for Law Rocks.
Featuring legal talent from Hitch Law LLC, Quirk & Quirk LLC
Rocking for Smasherson, Inc.
Atlanta band Along for the Ride brings a fiery set of jam-oriented Americana to the stage. AFTR is fronted by lead singers Patrick Webb and Scott Hitch, and features lead guitarist AC Johnson, and the always-chooglin’ rhythm section Brendan Parnell (bass) and Craig Savage (drums).
On any random night of the week, AFTR will conjure an ever-evolving web of choice jams channeling the Dead, ‘Panic, and ABB. After they’re good ‘n loose, they’ll fire off some rounds of Grade-A Straight-Ahead All-American Rocknroll through an old rusty shotgun handed down from their renegade country forefathers.
Along for the Ride has been rollin’ down the road for more than ten good solid years now, regularly gigging throughout the metro Atlanta area and into the beyond.
Featuring legal talent from Drew, Eckl & Farnham; Perry & Walters; The Rhine Law Firm
Rocking for Atlanta Community Food Bank
Five-piece rock band.
Featuring legal talent from King & Spalding LLP
Rocking for Georgia Justice Project