HAAM Benefit Day set for Sept. 13

Amanda Garcia dances under the arms of Shinyribs leader Kevin Russell, left, in white shirt, during a HAAM Benefit Day show at the downtown Whole Foods Market on Tuesday September 1, 2015. The 10th annual HAAM Benefit Day for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians featured 250 performances from 400 artists at venues around around Austin. The goal was to raise $450,000 for musicians to obtain affordable healthcare. Since 2005, the organization has given 3,600 musicans access to $30 million worth of healthcare.  JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Amanda Garcia dances under the arms of Shinyribs leader Kevin Russell, in white shirt, during a HAAM Benefit Day show at the downtown Whole Foods Market on September 1, 2015. The 10th annual HAAM Benefit Day for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians featured 250 performances from 400 artists at venues around around Austin. The goal was to raise $450,000 for musicians to obtain affordable healthcare. Since 2005, the organization has given 3,600 musicans access to $30 million worth of healthcare. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

HAAM Benefit Day, the biggest annual event benefiting the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, is set for Sept. 13, the organization announced today.

Last year’s event marked the 10th anniversary of the nonprofit’s efforts to help local musicians receive affordable health care services. HAAM Benefit Day features hundreds of performances all day and night at businesses all across town, from nightclubs to restaurants to grocery stores (Whole Foods is the event’s official presenter) and beyond.

This year’s lineup will be announced later on the HAAM website. New this year is a partnershop with GigTown, which will help book some of the event. When patrons check into a HAAM Benefit Day event with the GigTown app, GigTown will tip $5 to that venue’s performer and also donate $5 to HAAM.

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