Music, Music, Everywhere! – HAAM Benefit Day 2012

One of the most important days of the year for the Austin music community and I hope you’ll do your part to help!

 “Keeping Music in Austin Alive and Well”


Austin, Texas – “Live Music Capital of the World”

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

City-Wide Event Hours: 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Music starts at 6 a.m. at Presenting Sponsor – Whole Foods Market – 525 North Lamar Boulevard,  Austin, TX 78703

HAAM BENEFIT DAY: An all-day city-wide event to mark the importance of access to affordable healthcare services for the hard-working, professional musicians in Austin and to celebrate the strong bond among business, live music and music fans that “keeps music in Austin alive and well.”

* Large and small businesses across the Austin area participate by either donating 5% of proceeds generated on HAAM BENENFIT DAY or making a cash donation. Residents contribute by eating out, shopping and filling the tip jars of their favorite bands. A matching grant from Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association (as much as $10,000) increases the value of donations by individuals.

* Annual event benefits member-musicians (now at more than 2,700) and future members of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians by allowing the organization to continue providing access to and expanding services, with a focus on prevention and wellness:

– Primary Medical Care through Seton Healthcare Family

– Basic Dental Care through St. David’s Foundation Dental Program and Capital Area Dental Foundation

– Mental Health Counseling and addiction-recovery services through The SIMS Foundation

– Hearing Health through Estes Audiology

– Vision Health through Prevent Blindness Texas

* Whole Foods Market returns for a 7th year as presenting sponsor, and more than 235 area businesses are expected to participate on the 7th HAAM BENEFIT DAY. A complete list is available here.

* More than 225 acts (many featuring HAAM member-musicians) have volunteered to perform on the 7th HAAM BENEFIT DAY, including Vallejo, The Trishas and Marcia Ball on stages in offices, restaurants and clubs around town and at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. A complete list is available here.

* TV public service announcements featuring musicians Marcia Ball, Erin Ivey, Kevin Russell (The Gourds), Carlos Sosa and The Rockin’ Lloyd Tripp Family Band and produced by AMFM Studios are airing locally and are available on-line. The PSAs feature these musicians describing what HAAM means to them as musicians, how they benefit personally from the organization, and encourage Austinites to support HAAM and HAAM Benefit Day. These can be seen here.

* A pair of donated three-day wristbands to Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012 will be raffled at Whole Foods Market’s Lamar Boulevard location on Tuesday, October 2.

* In 2011, the 6th HAAM BENEFIT DAY raised $235,000 including matching grants.

* Health Alliance for Austin Musicians was the brainchild of the late Austin philanthropist Robin Shivers, who was passionate about the area’s live music scene and who recognized musicians’ healthcare needs.

For more information and membership application and to make a donation, visit or or call (512) 322-5177.


  1. Excellent coverage of Austin’s Health Alliance for our most beloved asset: Musicians

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