Tuesday September 24, 2013
ALL ATX Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Johnson and Christopher Cross and many more Austin favorites come together to support HAAM in this concert and taping for KLRU.
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) announced today the return of HAAM Benefit Day on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The day will culminate with ALL ATX – The Concert at ACL Live featuring a once in a lifetime lineup of musicians from the live music capital of the world. Tickets for the concert will benefit HAAM and will go on-sale Friday, August 2. The line-up includse:
CHARLIE and WILL SEXTON
SHAKE RUSSELL and MICHAEL HEARNE
MALFORD MILLIGAN, VAN WILKS and MARCIA BALL
JIMMIE VAUGHAN and LOU ANN BARTON
ALL ATX is an annual concert featuring an all-star line-up including Ray Benson, Eric Johnson, Christopher Cross, Jimmie Vaughan, Suzanna Chofell, Monte Montgomery,Charlie and Will Sexton and many more. The concert will celebrate and support Austin music, and will be a unique chance for Austin to see all of their local favorites together on one stage. The night will also showcase unique collaborations from the ALL ATX CD. The CD, which will be released Sept. 16th and will feature up to 15 unique tracks with many artists playing on each other's recordings. KLRU-TV, Austin PBS will tape the concert and broadcast it later this fall. The broadcast will also be made available to other PBS stations.
“This is not to be missed,” said Randy Miller, Grammy winning engineer and producer. “It's unlikely that you'll ever see all of these artists on one stage again.”
Whole Foods Market will return as HAAM Benefit Day presenting sponsor for the eighth year in a row and the day will feature performances by local bands, many with members that have joined HAAM, across the city in locations including Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, clubs, restaurants and retail outlets. Residents can contribute to HAAM Benefit Day by shopping, dining and donating during performances of their favorite bands.
“Music is the lifeblood of Austin and the musicians carry that legacy forward for us every day, often at low pay and with no benefits. I am proud to help give back to our musicians, and HAAM is that lifeline that gives us all a chance to participate and say thank you,” said Shelley Meyer, co-owner of Wild About Music and Austin Rocks.
On HAAM Benefit Day, area businesses pledge five percent of the days’ proceeds or make cash donations. Last year was a record-breaking success with $312,000 raised from more than 240 participating businesses and 250 bands. This year’s participating businesses include presenting sponsor Whole Foods Market, underwriters C3 Presents, SXSW, Thunder Cloud Subs and more.
Tickets for ALL-ATX are available for $25 to $45 at Ticketfly or through the ACL Live Box office. VIP tickets and packages are also available through HAAM; please contact Christopher Alberts at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. A complete list of participating businesses and performance schedule will become available at www.myhaam.org.
ABOUT HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS (HAAM)
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians provides access to affordable health care to Austin’s low-income, uninsured working musicians with a focus on prevention and wellness. Since HAAM’s 2005 start, more than 3,000 of the city’s battalion of hard-working musicians have been served with access to regular, cost-effective healthcare services. Medical, dental, mental, hearing and vision health services are provided by Seton Healthcare Family, St. David’s Foundation in partnership with Capital Area Dental Foundation, The SIMS Foundation, Estes Audiology and Prevent Blindness Texas. Music, business and the community have united behind a great cause: keeping music in Austin alive and well. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.myhaam.org.