Austin is central to an enormous pool of talented musicians. But being a musician doesn’t necessarily always ensure benefits that other jobs around Austin may provide. Luckily, there is the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) to help out with that.
Their mission is to “provide access to affordable health care for Austin's low income, uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness.”
In order to help fund this organization and help support Austin’s local musicians, Cirrus Logic and HEB will be presenting the 2012 Corporate Battle of the Bands benefit concert on Thursday, April 19 at Antone’s. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $10, which you can purchase, here.
According to the event page, 10 bands that are sponsored by Austin-area companies will battle it out, vying for celebrity judges’ votes, audience’s favor and grand prizes. Here’s the kicker: Each band is actually comprised of talented musicians from the company that sponsors them.
In addition to the battle, the event will also be holding a silent auction that include Randy Rogers concert packages, VIP tickets to FunFunFun Fest, gift baskets, ACL and SXSW packages and more.
Here’s a lineup of the bands and companies featured in the competition:
6:30-6:45 - Packet Racket (Anue Systems)
7:00-7:15 - Sweet 505 (ChooseWhat)
7:30-7:45 - Both Feet (Seton Healthcare Family)
8:00-8:15 - Driver (HPI Corporate Services)
8:30-8:45 - Earthbound (Heart Clinic of Austin)
9:00-9:15 - My So-Called Band (George & Brothers, LLP)
9:30-9:45 - The Goo Gle Dolls (Google)
10:00-10:15 - Atomic Large Band (Intel Corporation)
10:30-10:45 - Light the Sun (H-E-B)
11:00-11:15 - Superheterodyne (Cirrus Logic)
You can learn more about each band by viewing the slideshow on the right.
The 2012 Corporate Battle of the Bands benefit will take place on Thursday, April 19 from 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. at Antone’s. An after party featuring Learning Secrets and Zeale starts at 11 p.m. after the awards ceremony. You can purchase tickets for $10 at ticketfly.