February News from HAAM

February 4, 2013

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SAVE THE DATE: CIRRUS LOGIC AND H-E-B PRESENT THE 6TH ANNUAL CORPORATE BATTLE OF THE BANDS

HAAM’s 6th Annual Corporate Battle of the Bands, presented by Cirrus Logic and H-E-B, will be held on Friday, April 26th at Antone’s featuring an after party and CD release from Austin Favorite Soul Track Mind. Bands from Cirrus Logic, H-E-B, HomeAway, Intel, St. David’s Foundation, and Seton Healthcare Family will battle it out on stage for the title of Austin’s best corporate band.

Doors open at 6pm and the after party featuring Soul Track Mind goes until 1am – tickets will be $10 in advance and $15 at the door. More details to come!

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WHOLE FOODS MARKET PRESENTS HAAM BENEFIT DAY 2013 – SIGN UP YOUR BUSINESS NOW!

Whole Foods Market presents the 8th annual HAAM Benefit Day on Tuesday, September 24. Mark your calendar for a day-long celebration of the Austin musicians that help make us the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Businesses large and small take part on HAAM Benefit Day by agreeing to make a cash donation or donate 5% of the day’s proceeds to HAAM. Musicians, many of whom are HAAM members, will play throughout the city at supporting businesses as a celebration of musician’s health. A special thank you to this year’s chairman, Keith Donahoe, Executive Vice President of Frost Bank and committee: John Dapper, Jorge Rangel, David Landry, Mark Frick, Nancy Coplin, Ron Ramelli, Hill Shands, Loranda Stuart, Amy Vercruysse, Rick Whiteley, Wade Green, Caroline Burruss, Tim Taylor, and John T. Kunz.

Sponsorship opportunities are available now and we would love for your business to be a part of this special day. For more information please visit our HAAM Benefit Day page, or email Chris Alberts, Director of Development.

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HAAM FOUNDER, ROBIN SHIVERS, TO BE HONORED WITH TXHSA DARRELL K ROYAL PATRON AWARD

During its 8th Annual live awards show, the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association (TxHSA) will induct legendary songwriters and recording artists Sonny Curtis, Ronnie Dunn and the late Roger Miller into its Hall of Fame on March 3rd at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. The star-studded show will feature performances by honorees Curtis and Dunn, along with country music superstar Toby Keith, Jack Ingram and Larry Gatlin.

Every year at the Hall of Fame Awards show, one person is recognized for their support of the songwriting community with the Darrell K Royal Patron Award. This year’s recipient is the late Robin Ratliff Shivers, Founder of HAAM, longtime philanthropist and enduring supporter of the music community in Austin. Tickets for the show are on sale now at ACL-Live.com.

TxHSA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor those songwriters who embody and celebrate the unique history, culture and spirit of Texas through their music.

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CLIENT TESTIMONIAL: HAAM SUCCESS STORY – YOUR SUPPORT REALLY CHANGES LIVES!

“I just wanted to let you and your organization know that I personally am always grateful for all the services you provide for us and I appreciate all your hard work. I just went and got my free exam and glasses. Their selection was great and I found a great set of frames with no problem. I also am extremely thankful for the dental program. As a trombonist I need to have healthy teeth and HAAM has provided the resources and financial support necessary to get the dental care that I need which would otherwise be too expensive for me. HAAM has truly helped me live a healthy, positive and productive life as a musician here in Austin.”

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SAVE THE DATE: SUPPORT HAAM ON AMPLIFY AUSTIN DAY MARCH 4-5

Amplify Austin is a community-wide day of online philanthropy with the goal of raising $1 million in 24 hours! To encourage giving, I Live Here, I Give Here has raised $160,000 in incentive funds and $68,000 in prizes for participating nonprofits. You can help HAAM compete beginning at 7pm on March 4th, 2013 and ending at 7pm on March 5th, by donating online at www.AmplifyATX.org and choosing HAAM as your charity of choice! Watch this great video about the big day!

For more information or to sign up to be an Individual Fundraiser for HAAM on Amplify Austin Day, go to www.AmplifyATX.org. Be sure also to follow HAAM on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the Amplify Austin action!

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FIND HAAM IN FEBRUARY AT THESE COMMUNITY EVENTS

East Cameron Folkcore CD Release Party – February 8

HAAM will have an information table at the East Cameron Folkcore CD Release Show on February 8 at the Scottish Rite Theater with Mockingbird Loyals and Possessed by Paul James. Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we’ll be giving away two free tickets to the show soon!

Seton Mock Surgery and More – February 9

What do the masked doctors, nurses and technicians do inside those rooms? HAAM Affiliate Service Provider for medical healthcare, Seton Healthcare Family’s Mock Surgery & More Event gives visitors the opportunity to learn what happens during surgical procedures and about many health care professionals and health care organizations! Hands on learning activities and demonstrations make this free event fun for the whole family! HAAM will be present with an information table and free stickers!

Live @ The Driskill – The HAAM Sessions – Special Valentine’s Edition – February 14

Join us Thursday, February from 5:30-10pm for a special Valentine’s Edition of Live @ the Driskill – The HAAM Sessions featuring Tje Austin and special guests. In addition to over four hours of live music, 35% of the proceeds from a rotating selection of menu items will be donated to HAAM. There is no cover charge to attend.

National Margarita Day at Z’Tejas – February 22

On National Margarita Day,  Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is celebrating by donating $2.22 from every Z’ Top-Shelf Margarita to the HAAM. The Sixth Street, Arboretum and Avery Ranch locations are participating through lunch, happy hour and dinner. What a great excuse for a margarita!

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SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR HAAM – MAKE A DONATION

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) provides access to affordable health care to Austin’s low-income, uninsured working musicians with a focus on prevention and wellness. Tax-deductible donations can be made online or by mail with a check payable to HAAM and mailed to: PO Box 301496, Austin, TX 78703-0025.

Thank you for your continued support!