Thanks to our major HAAM Benefit Day sponsors.
Full List of 2017 Sponsors
HAAM Benefit Day brings all of Austin together each year to sing praise for keeping our musicians alive and well. Austin businesses and music venues host over 200 performances from local musicians all over the city and donate a portion of their daily sales to support HAAM. Our biggest fundraiser, HAAM Benefit Day lets customers, businesses and music lovers across Austin do their part to help Austin musicians and feel the satisfaction of contributing to an important piece of the fabric of the city.
On HAAM Benefit Day 2017, we beat our goal of raising $520,000. Thank you, Austin! We are humbled by your support and hope you will join us for the next HAAM Benefit Day on September 11, 2018.
BECOME A SPONSOR
HAAM Benefit Day 2018 will be on Tuesday, September, 11. To become a sponsor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all volunteers who love music! Do you want to help HAAM on our mission of Keeping Music in Austin Alive & Well, all while catching a great show? We need hundreds of volunteers to pull off HAAM Benefit Day! Sign up to volunteer. We promise that you will have a great time!
Each year, HAAM Benefit Day brings in over a quarter of our operating budget, and we now need your help more than ever! We have experienced unprecedented growth over the past year and set an ambitious goal of raising over $520,000 on HAAM Benefit Day.
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2017 HAAM Benefit Day Guide
Mayeux & Broussard at Whole Foods – Downtown
Mayeux (pronounced "MY-YOU") and Broussard is a Country/Blues/Americana act from Austin, Texas. Formed in the Summer of 2011, the band consists of singer-songwriter's Tate Mayeux (Vocals/Guitar) and Brian Broussard (Vocals/Lead Guitar), and their band members Taylor Englert (Drums), James Moritz (Bass). Their blend of gritty Texas country and swampy blues has found it's place in Texas music. Their debut album "While The Gittin's Good" was released November 8, 2012. Check out the latest release "High Times & Good Rhymes" (2015)
Scrappy Jud Newcomb at Whole Foods – Downtown
“Scrappy” Jud Newcomb is a Mississippi boy who hit Austin in the late eighties as a young guitar virtuoso, and has since evolved into a pillar of the local scene, as well as an all around good citizen. His first steady gig was with Troy Campbell and the legendary Loose Diamonds, and as his reputation got around he became a go to guitarist for a host of artists, both on stage and in the recording booth. Newcomb is the Austin version of the big hair guitar god. He can play anything with anybody at any time, and when it comes his turn you’ll want to hear every phrase, every nuance, every lick. He’ll close his eyes and slip somewhere far away, and the beauty will just pour from his fingers like praise from a mother’s lips. Scrappy Jud Newcomb, tallest Texan ever to step out of Mississippi.
Jane Ellen Bryant at Whole Foods – Downtown
Jane Ellen Bryant is a name that audiences in the Live Music Capital of the World can no longer ignore. It’ll soon be one that music lovers worldwide know and adore. Like her many of her musical idols (take Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, or Sara Bareilles for example), Bryant has a unique voice and distinguishable songwriting style that instantly sets her apart. Her music feels familiar and yet fresh. This dynamic sound has often been described as “heartbreaking rock-n-roll.” The lyrics speak directly to your soul, the musical “hooks” leave you humming, and her rare vocal control will either have you rocking a head bang, or wiping away a tear. Her passionate performances continuously leave listeners begging to know more.
Gene Douglas at Snooze an AM Eatery – South Lamar
Gene Douglas is a songwriter from Planet Earth. He was born on a Thursday. He likes french fries and car crashes as much as you do.
Malford Milligan and Phil Redmond at Whole Foods – Downtown
Malford Milligan is a world class blues/soul singer, based out of Austin, Texas. With his nationally acclaimed band "Storyville," he recorded 3 CDs; 2 with Atlantic Records, and 1 with November Records. Malford Milligan has toured with BB King, James Cotton, Edgar Winter, Double Trouble, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and many more. Malford has recorded on more than 30 albums with such artists as, Hal Ketchum, Marcia Ball, Doyle Bramhall, Alejandro Escovedo, Sue Foley, Stephen Bruton, Chris Smither, Eric Johnson, Double Trouble, The Boneshakers, and Toni Price among others. Malford is now fronting "The Milligan Vaughan Project."
Stephanie Bergara at Whole Foods – Domain
Stephanie Bergara expected it to be a single event when, in 2014, she pitched the idea to a few friends to do a Selena number for Austin’s Pachanga Latino Music Festival. She thought it would be fun to dress up as the late singer. Afterward, the inquiries about future shows and private events kept coming. “I don’t think the crowd understood it was a one-time thing,” he said. And so they kept going. Bidi Bidi Banda — a play on Selena’s big hit “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” and the Spanish word for a brass band — was born. The unexpected goal of being Selena, Bergara said “has turned into something bigger than any of us imagined.”
David Messier at Whole Foods – Domain
With a sound that blends Americana, rock and folk that bring up similarities of Tom Petty, David Messier is a hurricane force of music that he humbly self-describes as 'just rock n’ roll'. Bringing together keyboard parts, trumpet playing, and sonically charged guitar grooves that intertwine effortlessly with his lyrics, Messier masters multiple sounds and moods, from deep, intimate ballads, to switching and rocking your face off.
Redd Volkaert at Whole Foods – Downtown
In a city known for live music and GREAT players, Redd Volkaert stands as one of the true giants. It’s always fun to discover a hidden gem in this wonderful nook-and-cranny-filled town of ours. Playing professionally for more than 40 years, he started playing in bands long before he was old enough to drink with them. “I’m always searching, never happy with my sound; I still listen for new licks. There’s always somebody better, and I can learn from them.” What makes Redd so great. Is it licks? Tone? Gear? Perhaps “yes” is the best answer – the mix of everything together that yields the wonderful stew that is the sound of Redd Volkaert.
EmJae Ross at WeWork – Downtown
EmJae Ross is an Americana Artist from Austin, TX. His soulful vocals, mixed with blues influences, are both captivating and a tantalizing experience. “Music quite literally saved my life,” EmJae once told The Chronicle. “It's the only thing we all can connect to."
Carolyn Wonderland & Shelley King at Whole Foods – Downtown
A musical force equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. She hits the stage with unmatched presence, a true legend in her time. Throw in her pal Shelley King. Some people enter a room and blend right in. Not Shelley King. She sweeps in, carrying herself with the strength and assurance of a woman who knows how to step up and get it done. Combine these two powerhouses and discover a force to be reckoned with.
Freddie Steady Krc at Stella San Jac – Westin Downtown
This singer / songwriter / guitarist / drummer / renaissance Texan has plied his musical wares around the world the past few decades. A charismatic live performer, Krc wins over any audience with his captivating original songs and engaging stage presence. Whether playing electric or acoustic, large hall or house concert, Freddie’s always rocking, always steady.
Glenn Rexach at Whole Foods – Bee Caves
Long a fixture on the Austin music scene, Glenn Rexach has been a first call guitarist for decades. Glenn is a long time member of the Austin Jazz Workshop, which brings jazz performances into over 100 elementary schools every year in Austin and surrounding communities.