Posted September 3, 20203:00 pm
For Immediate Release
For more than a decade, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland has hosted a summer-festival-style concert to raise funds for the nonprofit’s important mission. “Jam for Justice” features law students, attorneys, judges, and their other professional friends from Northeast Ohio who moonlight as rock stars.
This year, the live show is back – but in a COVID-safe way! The eight bands and their loyal followers believed the “show must go on,” because Legal Aid’s work to promote fairness, equity and justice is now more important than ever. In 2020, Jam for Justice is going virtual.
Tune into Legal Aid’s Facebook page and website at 7:30 p.m. on September 17, 22, 24, and 29 to catch the Jam for Justice bands performing live on stage at the iconic downtown Cleveland House of Blues. While these events are free to join, donations are encouraged: demand for Legal Aid’s services have grown considerably due to the coronavirus pandemic. In just the past two months, requests for housing help and employment help have increased 39% and 22% respectively, compared to the same period last year.
To show your support for Legal Aid’s mission and Jam for Justice this year:
- Make a gift at www.lasclev.org/2020jamtickets or by texting "LAS GIFT" to 216-242-1544
- Buy a $115 ticket for the 50/50 raffle at www.lasclev.org/115raffle. (Only 115 tickets are being sold, so you could win more than $6600!)
- Snag a VIP stay-at-home ticket for $50, and receive a "Cleveland in a Box"– which includes a Legal Aid mask and other treats - to enjoy during the live stream.
The complete list of bands performing at Jam for Justice 2020 (in alphabetical order):
- DJ Wolfe Entertainment
- Faith & Whiskey
- First Offenders
- Luke Lindberg and Hung Jury
- The No Name Band
- Out of Order
- Rule 11 & the Sanctions
- Six Sometimes Seven
- Razing the Bar
The band members include Ohio Supreme Court Justice Michael Donnelly (Faith & Whiskey) and Case Western Reserve University’s law school dean Michael Scharf (Razing the Bar), among others.
See more details about the bands (including full band rosters, professions, and what instruments they play) at www.lasclev.org/Jam2020. Follow #JamTogether2020 for more updates.
Melanie Shakarian, Esq.
Director of Development and Communications