Supporting Austin Musicians
Good eggs raise awareness for HAAM
There may not have been a huge crowd at Wednesday night’s Good Eggs & HAAM Independence Day Celebration but the desire to help area musicians was high especially for Good Egg chairperson Rikki Hardy.
“Many of us go out and enjoy the perks of live music but forget that without HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians) many musicians wouldn’t be able to stay healthy and active,” Hardy said.
Good Eggs & HAAM is a non-profit that raises funds and awareness for HAAM, another area non-profit which helps low income and uninsured musicians find affordable health care.
Good Eggs is open to all ages but is primarily made up of young professionals who are passionate about live music and understand its importance to Austin’s culture.
"We want to increase our sense of community and community responsibility,” Hardy said.
Hardy helped organize the fundraiser at Independence Brewery, which included beer, food, and live music from The Twalls for a $25 donation.
“Less people attended than we had hoped but the people that were there had a good time,” Hardy said.
Low turnout didn't break the spirit of these Good Eggs. The non-profit is gearing up for another similar event in the fall when temperatures are lower and competition (Blues on the Green was held the same night) is not so steep.