Veteran photographer Kevin Estrada has announced his celebrity charity event to fight human trafficking, "Rock For Freedom," on July 28 at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood fueled by Monster Energy. Estrada has shot big names in music over the years including Nirvana, Kiss, REM, Green Day, Fergie and more, and he frequents photos for Music Connection.
"Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world today—second only to drug activity. This is tragically happening to hundreds of thousands of girls and boys every year; some of these girls are as young as seven years old. This isn’t just happening elsewhere in the world, it’s happening right here in our own backyards,” states Estrada.
"Rock For Freedom," a mixture of live music and celebrity bowling, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with all-star rock n’ roll bowling teams where fans can auction to win a spot on the team and bowl alongside their favorite musicians. Some of the scheduled bowling captains include members of Hoobastank, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, legendary bass player Rudy Sarzo, current Ozzy bass player Blasko, an all-star team of classic L.A. Metal legends and more being scheduled.
Throughout the night will be silent auctions and raffles featuring autographed guitars, skateboards, books, set lists, drum cymbals, etc. by such bands and artists as KORN, Rammstein, Papa Roach, Backstreet Boys, Devil Driver, Trivium, Lita Ford, Motley Crue, Atreyu, Slayer, Anti-Flag and more. Papa Roach will perform a headline set at the event, with local acts Edge Of Paradise and The Mendenhall Experiment sharing the stage.
Like Estrada’s previous successful "Rockers Against Trafficking" all-star benefit show at Paladino's in Tarzana, CA, the proceeds from this event will help to rebuild the lives of these young victims with housing, medical assistance, legal aid and job placement. These donations will also be used to build and set up monitoring stations on the borders between countries that are known for human trafficking. Estrada says, “Our goal is not only to raise awareness and to fight Human Trafficking here in the United States, but to contribute to the rescue and rehabilitation of its young victims.”
You can learn more about the foundation and watch the PSA/TV Spot starring Nikki Sixx, Lemmy Kilmister, Carter and Mark McGrath on their web site: RockersUnited.org. The Rockers United Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity founded by L.A. rock photographer (and father) Estrada. All donations are tax deductible.
Tickets for "Rock For Freedom" are on sale now at LuckyStrikeLive.com and are limited.
For more information and to donate, visit RockersUnited.org.