Shelley King, left, and Carolyn Wonderland perform for HAAM Day on September 29.  13 at the Willie Nelson statue in downtown Austin.

HAAM Day fundraiser raises $800,000 for Austin musicians’ health care

HAAM Day, the Health Alliance’s annual fundraising event for Austin musicians that brought live music to locations in central Texas on September 29. 13, raised more than $800,000 — its highest total ever, organizers announced this week.

HAAM Day events included a midday performance by Carolyn Wonderland and Shelley King in front of the Willie Nelson statue in downtown Austin, a day-long extravaganza in Waterloo Park, sets by local musicians in the halls of the PNC Bank and dozens of others.

Pictures:Scenes from HAAM Day 2022

The organization presents a pop-up event for HAAM members on Friday until 3 p.m. at the KMFA Classic Station office, 41 Navasota St. Designed to be “a one-stop-shop for health and wellness services,” according to a press release from HAAM. The event will include hearing and sight appointments, flu and COVID-19 shots, first aid kits, open-list insurance preparation and more. Also included are free live musical performances from Red Young, Sharon Bourbannais and Angelo Lembesis. Details are on

Established in 2005, HAAM has provided over $100 million in healthcare services to over 6,000 musicians. Programs include primary and specialty care, dental care, vision, hearing, mental health and more.

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