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HAAM'S 10th Annual Corporate Battle of the Bands

May 5, 2017
6:30 pm

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) will host its tenth annual Corporate Battle of the Bands at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on Friday, May 5. Ten corporations from the greater Austin area will put their unsung talents to the test as they compete for the title of "Best Corporate Band." HAAM's annual Corporate Battle of the Bands gives Austin's CEOs, lawyers, engineers, tech geniuses, medical professionals and more the chance to transform into rock stars for the night on one of Austin's most iconic stages. Performing genres from pop to heavy metal, competing bands from sponsors Cirrus Logic, HEB, AthenaHealth, Intel, RetailMeNot, Seton Healthcare, Wenzel Spine, NetSpend, Maxwell Locke & Ritter, and OpenSymmetry will each perform a 15-minute set to impress judges and the audience. Mark Murray, former meteorologist from KVUE news, will emcee the event and banter with a panel of celebrity judges while they provide feedback on each performance. "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 Reenie Collins, executive director of HAAM. "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." Attendees who wish to donate will find HAAM tables and donation areas set up throughout the venue. While the bands compete, there will be an ongoing silent and online auction featuring items donated by event sponsors and in-kind donors such as a STASH barrel from Still Austin Whiskey and a VIP show tour through some iconic Austin music venues. "Cirrus Logic is a strong supporter of HAAM's mission to help provide healthcare services to Central Texas' amazing local musicians," said Jason Rhode, CEO of Cirrus Logic. "Many of HAAM's members entertain us during our monthly "Cirrus Rocks!" concerts for our employees and we're excited to be the presenting sponsor for the tenth year in a row." The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and takes place at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on Friday, May 5, 2017. Tickets can be purchased for $10 and are currently on sale at acl-live.com. For more information on Corporate Battle of the Bands and the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, visit www.myhaam.org. About the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) provides access to affordable healthcare for Austin's low-income working Austin musicians. With a focus on prevention and wellness, the organization has helped over 3,500 musicians access over 52,000 healthcare appointments, including mental, dental, hearing and vision. For over 12 years, HAAM has kept the Live Music Capital of the World alive and well. Doors: 6:30 PM ? Show: 7:00 PM