What: Corporate Battle of the Bands
Where: ACL Live at the Moody Theater
The details: Last Friday, Austinites rocked out at the ninth 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 — Amy Simmons (Amy's Ice Creams), Mark Murray (KVUE), Kevin Curtin (The Austin Chronicle), and musician Joe King Carrasco — and a packed house at ACL Live to raise awareness and funds for HAAM.
"Corporate Battle of the Bands is one of our favorite events of the year — it gives us a chance to highlight those unsung heroes who avidly believe in HAAM's mission," said Reenie Collins, executive director of HAAM, in a statement.
Bands from Cirrus Logic, H-E-B, AthenaHealth, Intel, RetailMeNot, Seton Healthcare, and Wenzel Spine impressed, but Our Suns from Cirrus Logic walked away with the grand prize thanks to their progressive rock tunes and belly dancing.
Who: B-Doe, Amy and Steve Simmons, Abigail Porter, Adrian Skinner, Sarah Cook, Aileen Horgan, Jacqueline Spiller, Andy Leonard, Bobby Snakes, Andrea Franco, Vinoop Daggubati, Rich Harney, Kyle Walker, Tinisha Stone, Phillip Jackson, Carol Stone, Donovan Sigerfoos, Bianca Briseno, Brad Pierson, Katie and Clint Strait, Jessica and Curtis Goward, Steven Jeffrey, Chris Adams, Frank Cardenas, Reenie Collins, Jeffrey Benson, and Theo Love.