Yacht Rock Revue Will Byington

The Atlanta Bar Association is throwing an end of summer party, “Yacht Rock for Lawyers,” this Friday featuring retro rockers the Yacht Rock Revue in lieu of its annual LawJam fundraiser.

Yacht Rock Revue, the nationally known ’70s and ’80s tribute band based here in Atlanta, is taking the stage while LawJam, the homegrown battle of less-well-known lawyer bands, takes a hiatus this year.

The infectiously smooth rockers have been named by Creative Loafing as “Best Overall Music Act in Atlanta” as well as the “Best Excuse to Get Drunk With Your Dad,” and they have attracted a national fan base, dubbed the Nation of Smooth, for spot-on renditions of the best of Steely Dan, Toto, Chicago and other soft-rock classics.

Yacht Rock Revue is locally famous for its annual Yacht Rock Revival, which has played at Piedmont Park in past summers and will be at the Tabernacle later this month.

David Schaeffer, the Atlanta Bar Foundation’s secretary-treasurer, said the show has raised just over $50,000 so far from sponsorships and 21 hosts. All proceeds fund the bar’s pro bono grant programs, including the Summer Law Internship Program and the Truancy Intervention Project, and many pro bono legal service providers such as the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation, the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network.

Schaeffer encouraged people to wear their white captain’s hats for the show.

General admission is $37.50 and VIP tickets are $75. The latter include a VIP reception with drinks and catered food at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points.

Tickets may be purchased from the Variety Playhouse website at variety-playhouse.com.