Battle of the Bands

Local businesses rock out at record-breaking fundraiser for Austin musicians

Businesses rock out at record-breaking event for Austin musicians

HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Kyle Durand Brigitte Donovan Chris Adams Anthony Hutchins Jen Wheeler Reenie Collins Tomo Berry
Kyle Durand, Brigitte Donovan, Chris Adams, Anthony Hutchins, Jen Wheeler, Reenie Collins, and Tomo Berry. Photo by Ben Porter Photography
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Cirrus Logic Union Jacked
Union Jacked from Cirrus Logic won Fan Favorite. Photo by Ben Porter Photography
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Mike Murry Mike Spear Walter Sherwood Raquel Garcia Kim Couch Janson Woodlee
Mike Murry, Mike Spear, Walter Sherwood, Raquel Garcia, Kim Couch, and Janson Woodlee. Photo by Waldo Photos
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Omar Vallejo Darcy Hardy
Omar Vallejo and Darcy Hardy. Photo by Ben Porter Photography
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Chase Calvert Jane McMurrey Robert Alvarez
Chase Calvert, Jane McMurrey, Robert Alvarez, and Gwen Arriaga. Photo by Waldo Photos
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Janet Wilson Jessica Phillips Heather Ladage Bill Wilson
Janet Wilson, Jessica Phillips, Heather Ladage, and Bill Wilson. Photo by Waldo Photos
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Stone Slade Kristin Gunn
Stone Slade and Kristin Gunn. Photo by Ben Porter Photography
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Noel Escobar Myndi Garrett Janson Woodlee Rolando Balli
Noel Escobar, Myndi Garrett, Janson Woodlee, and Rolando Balli. Photo by Ben Porter Photography
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Anna Tallent Alex Rohach Stephen Jeffrey
Anna Tallent, Alex Rohach, and Stephen Jeffrey. Photo by Ben Porter Photography
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Roger Kidwell Lynda Lerma
Roger Kidwell and Lynda Lerma. Photo by Waldo Photos
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Andy Rumelt David Hiskey Peter Foskey Lawrence Sarkar
Andy Rumelt, David Hiskey, Peter Foskey, and Lawrence Sarkar. Photo by Ben Porter Photography
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Kyle Durand Brigitte Donovan Chris Adams Anthony Hutchins Jen Wheeler Reenie Collins Tomo Berry
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Cirrus Logic Union Jacked
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Mike Murry Mike Spear Walter Sherwood Raquel Garcia Kim Couch Janson Woodlee
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Omar Vallejo Darcy Hardy
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Chase Calvert Jane McMurrey Robert Alvarez
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Janet Wilson Jessica Phillips Heather Ladage Bill Wilson
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Stone Slade Kristin Gunn
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Noel Escobar Myndi Garrett Janson Woodlee Rolando Balli
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Anna Tallent Alex Rohach Stephen Jeffrey
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Roger Kidwell Lynda Lerma
HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands 2017 Andy Rumelt David Hiskey Peter Foskey Lawrence Sarkar

What: Corporate Battle of the Bands

Where: ACL Live at the Moody Theater

The details: On May 5, Austinites rocked out at the 10th annual Corporate Battle of the Bands benefiting Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. Bands from Austin's top companies performed in front of a panel of celebrity judges — James Minor of SXSW and musicians Graham Wilkinson and Omar Vallejo — and a packed house at ACL Live to raise a record $170,000 for HAAM.

"Corporate Battle of the Bands is an incredible event — it gives us a chance to highlight the individuals and companies who avidly believe in HAAM's mission," said executive director Reenie Collins, in a statement. "Many of the corporations that compete have been participating for years, and we are thrilled to have them back. Austin is full of talented musicians and you never know where you might find them."

Bands from Cirrus Logic, H-E-B, AthenaHealth, Maxwell Locke & Ritter, NetSpend, OpenSymmetry, RetailMeNot, Seton Healthcare, and Wenzel Spine impressed, but Transistor Troubadors from Intel walked away with the grand prize, thanks to a stellar Gary Clark Jr. cover.

Who: Kyle Durand, Brigitte Donovan, Chris Adams, Anthony Hutchins, Jen Wheeler, Reenie Collins, Tomo Berry, Mike Murry, Mike Spear, Walter Sherwood, Raquel Garcia, Kim Couch, Janson Woodlee, Darcy Hardy, Chase Calvert, Jane McMurrey, Robert Alvarez, Gwen Arriaga, Janet Wilson, Jessica Phillips, Heather Ladage, Bill Wilson, Stone Slade, Kristin Gunn, Noel Escobar, Myndi Garrett, Janson Woodlee, Rolando Balli, Anna Tallent, Alex Rohach, Stephen Jeffrey, Roger Kidwell, Lynda Lerma, Andy Rumelt, David Hiskey, Peter Foskey, and Lawrence Sarkar.