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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 31, 2019. GET TICKETS HERE.

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 2019 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 for your Fan Favorite HERE or through our donate page (be sure to select "for Fan Favorite voting" under "My Donation is:" to have it apply your vote!)

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.

2018 WINNERS
Grand Prize: Overclocked - Intel
Fan Favorite: Electron Mobility Authority - Cirrus Logic
Best Song: 300 West & the 6th Street Band - Facebook and Knuckle Sammich - H-E-B
Best Showmanship: Knuckle Sammich - H-E-B

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

2019 Competing Bands

H-E-B – Knuckle Sammich

Knuckle Sammich is a hard rock band (consisting of H-E-B 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!!!

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

Epicor – Cloud 9

The soulful sounds of the Epicor Band, Cloud 9, will get ya movin’ to funky, groovy tunes as soon as they step on the stage. You’ll recognize songs old, new, and in-between as Cloud 9 puts a new spin on some of your faves. Prepare yourselves for good times and a power ballad or two with this party of nine.

8:22PM | ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER    |     ALL AGES

Cirrus Logic – Active Noise Generators

Active Noise Generators were formally a silent bunch, their ancestors having migrated ever so quietly and largely undetected from the continent Pheremos 5,000 yaren ago. Over several millennia, and through the courageous step forward from the legendary Bran the Flake, did ANG discover the joyfulness of the reverberations from actively striking inanimate objects. Excited by these sonic developments, they expanded their forms, cultivating progressive rock influences with hints of metal – just enough to be dangerous but not enough to no longer be considered “cuddly” by their significant others. These days, Active Noise Generators have settled in what is now downtown Austin, taken in by the kind free folk of Cirrus Logic and offered high-paying jobs (and the occasional ale and meat pie) through to which ply their craft.

8:00PM | 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 HAAM 2017. The rest they say is herstory. All of Netspend is proud to support our community and HAAM.

8:45PM | 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!

9:30PM | ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER    |     ALL AGES

C3 Presents – Hell Yeah Yeahs

Hell Yeah Yeahs don't give no damn. Hell Yeah Yeahs been around. Hell Yeah Yeahs play country, blues, rock and soul. Hell Yeah Yeahs like to party. Hell Yeah Yeahs like warm butter on hot bread. Hell Yeah Yeahs get you high. Hell Yeah Yeahs know what it is. Hell Yeah Yeahs doin it for HAAM.

9:07PM | 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 ruled the airways and stadiums of the world. The face melting begins when Chad Neely, Jason Lewis, Dave Donovan, Virginia Lopez and Chris Peters take the stage. Get ready Austin. You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!

9:52PM | ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER    |     ALL AGES