HAAM Benefit Day, presented by Whole Foods Market, is a unique Austin event where businesses donate 5 percent of the day’s proceeds to HAAM to support musicians’ health.
Austin Fusion Magazine had the honor of being a sponsor for this event, and we sent our photographer Phillip Leach around town to document some of the action.
In the past seven years, HAAM has secured more than 41,000 healthcare appointments for more than 2,700 member-musicians.
Aunt Ruby’s Sweet Jazz Babies @ Lambert’s. Photo by Phillip Leach.
Musicians, most of whom are HAAM members, perform throughout the day at retail stores, outside stages, City Hall and more.
Jax Neighborhood Cafe presented Mike June.
Mike June. Photo by Phillip Leach.
Brad Rice and Corrina Rachel were just some of the amazing musicians playing for the cause.
Brad Rice. Photo by Phillip Leach.
The event ran from 6 a.m. to well past midnight and community members were invited to shop, eat out, listen to great live music and enjoy!
Corrina Rachel. Photo by Phillip Leach.
Even the folks at The Summit Westlake got into the action featuring The Symphony of Soul. The Summit Westlake is just one of the many establishments in Austin that welcomes aging musicians and/or family members into their retirement community.
Symphony of Soul at The Summit. Photo by Phillip Leach.
Learn more about how HAAM helps your Austin musicians, see the PSA with Marcia Ball (below).
Linda Hughes is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Austin Fusion Magazine. As a photographer and owner of Fuzebox Photography, her love of music and film shine through. She creates beautiful portraits of Austin’s finest musicians, capturing the artist in a natural pose and giving the fans a snapshot of the artist’s personality is what she does best.