Concerts for Indigent Defense  2017

Concerts for Indigent Defense 2017

MARCH 18, 2017 5PM CST

A LIVE EVENT

On March 18, 1963, the United States Supreme Court in Gideon v. Wainwright declared that everyone accused of a crime has a constitutional right to legal representation. Yet to this day, public defense systems across the country fail to provide the adequate representation required. As a result, both people and justice suffer.

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Concerts for Indigent Defense show solidarity across music communities nationwide, in support of this badly neglected Constitutional right to counsel. Concerts for Indigent Defense are not fundraisers. They proceed like any other gig, with no money flowing any differently. Musicians contract with the club, receive regular pay, etc. Musicians without scheduled gigs that night are encouraged to participate in other ways: by sitting in with friends, doing a smaller thing locally, releasing a video or song… whatever works.

about us

about us

Concerts for Indigent Defense is a declaration by musicians – on the anniversary of the decision in Gideon v. Wainwright – that the Constitutional right to counsel must be respected. Concerts for Indigent Defense strongly publicizes these shows through a website and social & traditional media nationwide, to educate the public about the issue and invite them to the shows.