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 email@example.com.
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
Jon Notarthomas at Whole Foods – Domain
Jon Notarthomas of the Rubilators are an aural collision of the best of American and British Rock 'n' Roll...think Tom Petty meets Elvis Costello. Simply put: Rock & Roll from Austin, TX.
Shawn Pander at Whole Foods – Arbor Trails
Singer-songwriter Shawn Pander weaves rich, roots-pop acoustic narratives with thick threads of unapologetic honesty and a deep appreciation of personal heritage. His latest collection, Black and White, recently surfaced in November 2015 and beautifully displays his lyrical ability.
Tracie Lynn at Whole Foods – Gateway
Possessing a strong, expressive voice, Tracie Lynn’s style is pure Texas style honky tonk with western and bluegrass overtones woven throughout, and laced with contemporary sensibilities. On Leave A Trail, her smartly written songs are told through a woman’s perspective and revolve around women’s strengths, as well as their vulnerabilities. Truthfully, it’s a breath of fresh air to finally hear a woman tackle head-on and in a realistic, intelligent manner, subject matter that’s been told a million times over times from a male perspective and with Leave A Trail, the multi-talented Tracie Lynn is certainly well on her way to leaving her mark.
Malford Milligan and Phil Redmond at IBC Bank
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."
Amanda Hoffman at Peoples RX (North Lamar)
Amanda grew up playing piano & raising animals on a farm in rural Ohio. Nowadays she lives in Austin Texas & travels as much as she can. Her original songs are soulful, emotional and honest and she covers artists ranging from Tom Petty to Ed Sheeran. After an amazing summer spent living in a old motor-home, exploring and photographing the Western US and Canada shes back in Austin booking gigs and sharing songs. Look for new music to be released later this year!
canned beets at Whole Earth Provisions – Westgate
Formed in the summer of 2012, Canned Beets has built a buzz opening for Austin, TX favorites (Hard Proof, Peterson Brothers, and Mingo Fishtrap) and playing iconic rooms around town (Continental Club, Antone's). Members RyDogg Johnson (guitar, Tribal Nation/D Madness), Doug Leveton (drums, Black Joe Lewis/KP and the Boom Boom), and Rolf Ordahl (keys/bass, Erin Ivey/The Finest Kind) explore the intersection of improvisation and heavy pocket grooves inspired by organ funk and roots rhythms.
Danny Britt at Whole Foods – Arbor Trails
Danny grew up in South Central Kentucky playing everything from Bluegrass to Country to Classical to Rock and Roll. After playing in assorted bands in Kentucky, Danny made his way to Texas in 1980. Danny has performed around the country on shows with the likes of Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker, John McCutcheon, Chris Smither, Bruce Robison, Nina Gerber, Kelly Willis, Chris Wall, Greg Trooper, The Dixie Chicks, and many others.
Eric Tessmer at Whole Foods – Downtown
Eric James Tessmer, actually named after guitar giants Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, is an extraordinary guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter hailing from Austin, TX. He is widely considered one of the most vibrant guitarists to follow in the footsteps of blues-rock legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and his namesake predecessors. His live shows have captured audiences' attention across the United States as power-packed sessions of wickedly fast and precise licks that can light the house on fire without the need for lighter fluid.
Evan Charles of Altamesa at Walton’s Fancy & Staple Hideaway Room
Altamesa is the backing band that performs the songs of Evan Charles, and presently comprises: Evan Charles -- Vocals, Guitar Sean Faires -- Lead Guitar Christopher Ritchie -- Bass Billy Potts -- Drums
Isaac Duvon at Peoples RX (Lakeline)
Experimental musician, progressive style of fingertapping with an orchestral background. Also a certified Reiki Master and sound healer.
Lesly Reynaga at UT Dell Medical
Lesly Reynaga learned her first song at age four in Monterrey, México and was tapped for a national Mexican television reality show as a singing talent at age 14. Today, she is creating a buzz as a rising singer-songwriter in Austin, Texas. Reynaga’s implicit mission now is to represent the Hispanic community in an American music scene that is undergoing a demographic change mirroring the country’s population. The Austin-based artist seems well on her way.
Lloyd Miller at Peoples RX (Westlake)
"Lloyd Miller will affirm your faith in good music again. He’s the typical Pop-Rock artist but goes a bit deeper than the next guy with his real deal songwriting skills, solid musicianship, impressive persona and voice –all important trademarks of effective pop-rock artists. These latest string of songs all delivers a highly passionate EP with top flight musicianship, amazing songwriting and music that covers all the bases: Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Rock and even Southern fried Blues to Jam Band. "— Michael Keith, Rock N' Roll View