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Each year, HAAM hosts Corporate Battle of the Bands and gives professionals a once in a lifetime chance to unleash their inner rock star for a good cause. Austin-based businesses pull their talented employees together and showcase their unsung talents as they compete at the acclaimed ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Bands aim to impress a panel of celebrity and music industry judges who ultimately decide which band will leave with the title of Austin’s Best Corporate Band.

This year's Corporate Battle of the Bands will be held on May 4, 2018. Tickets can be purchased at www.bidpal.net/cbob2018.

BECOME A SPONSOR

 

Becoming a sponsor of HAAM's Corporate Battle of the Bands is a great way to support the Austin music community while giving your employees a night they won't forget. Multiple sponsorship levels are available, ranging from sponsoring your company band to leading event activations onsite to you and your guests attending the VIP Pre-Party.

For more information, check out the Corporate Battle of the Bands 2018 Sponsorship Deck.

FAN FAVORITE VOTING

 

Who will win the coveted title of Fan Favorite at Corporate Battle of the Bands 2018? YOU decide by donating to HAAM! Fan Favorite is awarded to the band who raises the most money. Every dollar donated will not only count as a vote towards your favorite band but will also help HAAM continue to keep music in Austin alive and well. Fans have the opportunity to participate in "Early Voting" one month prior to Corporate Battle of the Bands and then again, the night of, at the show! 

Cast your vote on our Fan Favorite Voting Page.

 

HISTORY

 

Since 2008, HAAM's annual Corporate Battle of the Bands has raised over half a million dollars to help keep Austin's musicians healthy and rocking out. The brainchild of Tim Taylor, Dan Donally, and Keith Donahoe, Corporate Battle of the Bands was originally held at Antone's and quickly became a signature event. As HAAM grew, the event moved to the Moody Theater at ACL Live, where it has been held since 2014.

2017 WINNERS
Grand Prize: Transistor Troubadours - Intel
Fan Favorite: Union Jacked - Cirrus Logic
Best Song: Knuckle Sammich - H-E-B ("Uptown Funk") & The Stray Bullets - Seton Healthcare ("Wagon Wheel")
Best Showmanship: The Mag Stripes - Netspend

2016 WINNERS
Grand Prize: Our Suns - Cirrus Logic
Fan Favorite: Our Suns - Cirrus Logic
Best Song: P1 - AthenaHealth
Best Showmanship: Kings of the Night Time World - Wenzel Spine

2015 WINNERS
Grand Prize: Knuckle Sammich - H-E-B
Fan Favorite: {redacted} - Cirrus Logic
Best Original Song: Contra Revenue - Intel
Best Cover Song: {redacted} - Cirrus Logic

2014 WINNERS
Grand Prize: Low Rent - Seton
Fan Favorite: Gigawatt - CleaResult
Best Original Song: Atomic Large Band - Intel
Best Cover Song: Free with RSVP - Do512

2013 WINNERS
Grand Prize: The Slakes - HomeAway
Fan Favorite: Superhet - Cirrus Logic
Best Original Song: Knuckle Sammich - H-E-B
Best Cover Song: Atomic Large Band - Intel

2012 WINNERS
Grand Prize: Both Feet - Seton
Fan Favorite: Superhet - Cirrus Logic
Best Original Song: Earthbound - Heart Clinic of Austin
Best Cover Song: Packet Racket - Anue Systems

2011 WINNERS
Grand Prize: Phil Spectrum and the Pantones - Bazaarvoice
Fan Favorite: Guitar Orchestra - Cirrus Logic
Best Original Song: Eagle Pritchard Murray Band - LIVESTRONG
Best Cover Song: Phil Spectrum and the Pantones - Bazaarvoice

2010 WINNERS
Grand Prize: The Rejected Takeoffs - Austin Digital Inc.
Fan Favorite: The Deuce - Cirrus Logic
Best Original Song: Go Action Team - GSD&M
Best Cover Song: The Deuce - Cirrus Logic

2009 WINNERS
Grand Prize: Logic 55 - Cirrus Logic
Fan Favorite: The Deuce - Cirrus Logic
Best Cover Song: My So-Called Band - George & Brothers LLP

2008 WINNERS
Grand Prize: Blind Puppies - Freescale
Best Original Song: Driver - HPI Corporate Services

2018 Competing Bands

Foreflight – The Big Gun Show

Sloppy, raw and brimming with energy, The Big Gun Show is based in Austin and plays music heavily influenced by Keith Richards from 69-72. Rock n Roll Americana at its finest! This is what happens when Keith Richards and Ray Wylie Hubbard collide.

7:37PM | ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER    |     ALL AGES

Austin’s Pizza – Delivery Service

Made up of Austin’s Pizza employees/ alums from as far back as the very early 2000s, one way or another, Austin’s Pizza has bound this group. No matter what they are doing, no matter the project, it involves music and pizza. Add some back up singers from their new partners Mama Fu’s, and you’ve got a special, one-time-only version of something that’s been brewing for a long, long time.

7:15PM | ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER    |     ALL AGES

Seton – Type A

Since 2010, Type A has been bringing the party to Austin; performing at a variety of events and venues in the Austin area, including: Highball, Third Base, SXSW and the Austin Marathon. Type A transports you back to the 90's with a powerful set list filled with sing-a-long classics from artists like Green Day, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Sublime, and many more! So warm up those singing voices and put on those dancing shoes, it's time to rock out with Type A!

7:59PM | ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER    |     ALL AGES

Facebook – 300 West and 6th Street Band

Groove tested, freshness approved, stretch out your hammies, get ready to move. Facebook’s own 300 West and the 6th Street Band is ready to drop some fresh soul(cial media) on the city of Austin. This fabulous five is making the world more open and connected through the mysterious power of funk. Come get some!

8:43PM | ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER    |     ALL AGES

Maxwell Locke & Ritter – Bad Assets

Put down your 10 key and let’s jam! Maxwell Locke & Ritter’s alternative rock and roll band the Bad Assets are bringing you alternative sounds from the 90’s, covering hits from artists like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, and Pearl Jam. 

8:21PM | ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER    |     ALL AGES

Wenzel Spine – Kings of the Night Time World

Born out of the lights, explosions and fire breathing awesomeness of arena rock, Kings of the Night Time World pays tribute to the rock n' roll gods playing their favorite songs from an era when arena rock rules the airways and stadiums of the world. The face melting begins when Chad Neely, Jason Lewis, Dave Donovan, Chris Peters, Eric Roberts and Paul Nye take the stage. 

9:27PM | ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER    |     ALL AGES

H-E-B – Knuckle Sammich

Knuckle Sammich is a hard rock band (consisting of HEB partners) who enjoys putting an original spin on popular songs. Their individually diverse tastes in music make it easy to span decades, as well as genres of hits to pick from. Nothing is off limits!

9:05PM | ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER    |     ALL AGES

Cirrus Logic – Electron Mobility Authority

Cirrus Logic has been the presenting sponsor of Corporate Battle of the Bands since day one, and Union Jacked did not disappoint in 2017! Their soul-filled performance and renditions of classics won them the title of Fan Favorite.

9:49PM | ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER    |     ALL AGES

Intel – Overclocked

Overclocked draws on a wealth of backgrounds and experiences to create a unique genre of musical fusion. Intel employees Vani Chandrasekharan, Sindhu Devale, Kyle Durand, Gary Hart, Joe Cramer, Sam Oyetunji and Jim Williamson seamlessly integrate classical international expression with modern pop and rock hits to illustrate that music can truly transcend differences. And rock your face off. Yes it does both.

10:33PM | ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER    |     ALL AGES

RetailMeNot – The WailSharks

The WailSharks were founded in 2015 at RetailMeNot (formerly WhaleShark media) by our band leader, Sam Grone. We’re proud to donate 100% of our show profits to Kids In a New Groove, a local charity providing foster children in Austin with private music lessons. Thanks to our CEO, Cotter Cunningham, who let this whole band thing get going in the first place. So, yay!

10:11PM | ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER    |     ALL AGES

Netspend – The Mag Stripes

Melting faces and rocking until the break of dawn. That’s the unofficial mission statement of Netspend and The Mag Stripes. After twisting arms and threatening to take away the free sodas in the break room, we were finally able to get enough band members to hold a tune for longer than 36 seconds, and even walk away with the Best Showmanship HAMM 2017. The rest they say is herstory. All of Netspend is proud to support our community and HAMM.

10:55PM | ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER    |     ALL AGES