HAAM Day Guide

Your last minute guide to supporting local musicians on HAAM Benefit Day

Your last minute guide to supporting local music on HAAM Benefit Day

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians performing during annual HAAM Benefit Day
HAAM Benefit Day is Tuesday, September 24.  Health Alliance for Austin Musicians/Facebook

The Live Music Capital of the World may be a little louder than usual on Tuesday, September 24 with HAAM Benefit Day. The eighth annual event mobilizes Austin businesses and citizens in support of local musicians with a series of free music performances throughout the day.

Across the city, businesses — from restaurants and bars to grocery stores and corporate headquarters — will donate five percent of the day's profits to HAAM (the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians), which provides access to affordable healthcare for low-income, uninsured working musicians. 

The music kicked off bright and early Tuesday morning at Whole Foods Market's flagship location with performances by Sarah Pierce, Emily Bell and the Paula Nelson Band. But don't worry if you missed the kickoff, there are still plenty of ways to support Austin musicians through the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

We've culled through the performances and picked the best lunch break, happy hour and late night HAAM Benefit Day events for supporting the health of local musicians. 

Lunch break music

Happy hour sounds

Late night tunes

The full HAAM Benefit Day schedule is available online. You can also support HAAM by donating through the organization's website.