"Revolutionary Jams:
Songs that Inspired Change"

12th Annual Lawlapalooza


Friday, October 13
6:30 p.m.


Mercury Ballroom
611 S. 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40202


The Louisville Bar Association and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law are proud to present the 12th annual Lawlapalooza "Revolutionary Jams." This year's performances will be honoring those musicians and songs that have inspired change. Proceeds from this annual Battle of the Bands benefits the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation. Lawlapalooza is sponsored by J&J Old Louisville Music Shop. Contact Marisa Motley, mmotley@loubar.org, if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.


Bands performing must have at least one attorney or law student in their band at the time of registration.

NOTE: In order to register your band you will need to login to our website. If you are an LBA member you will have your login credentials if you are not a member you will need to set up an account by clicking on the Login button and choosing "Create an Account."


$100 per band plus 10 minimum ticket purchase at $10 each.


General Admission: $15 

Student: $10

VIP: $25 

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to the public. First performance of the evening begins at 7 p.m. Winner is determined by the tips collected for each performance. 




Judge Ellen B. Ewing was the first woman to sit on Kentucky's former juvenile court bench. She worked as a probation officer before obtaining her law degree in 1972. Upon graduation from the University of Louisville School of Law, she became a staff attorney for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. In 1975, she was appointed a part-time trial commissioner with Jefferson County Juvenile Court, and five months later became a full-time judge. Ewing was elected to Jefferson Circuit Court in 1983, and was one of only three women to have served on that court when she retired in 1998.

The Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation was established at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2005 with generous gifts from the Louisville Bar Foundation and the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County. Proceeds from Lawlapalooza fund summer fellowships for UofL law students to work in areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS. With the money raised from last year's Lawlapalooza, the Law School was able to fund two fellowships at the Legal Aid Society.