The High Road on Dawson will sponsor its first official Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) fundraiser this upcoming Tuesday September 1, 2015. Hosting a local event that features a DJ, several bands to play live music, a full bar and limited baskets of snacks; their goal is to raise $2,500. This HAAM-related gathering at The High Road on Dawson welcomes all ages, children and adults, and it begins at 4:30 PM sharp and will last till approximately 10:00 PM.
“HAAM Benefit Day is a nationally recognized city-wide musical celebration that helps keep music in Austin alive and well. HAAM has helped over 4,000 musicians access over 52,000 healthcare appointments valued at over $30 million dollars since 2005. These include routine dental work, doctor visits and prescriptions, psychiatric counseling sessions, eye exams, out-patient procedures, specialist referrals, hearing screenings and more. Join others in attracting the national and local attention as well as giving your customers, clients and employees the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting the amazing musicians of Austin. This amazing day is made possible by the many businesses and volunteers that sign up to support HAAM. “
Happy hour, or in this case Hammy Hour at The High Road on Dawson, lasts from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. DJ Cole will spin records during this time. Afterward, listed in order of appearance is the line-up of bands including the following: Eve Monsees & Mike Buck, Jon Dee Graham & William Harries Graham, Mike Hall & Randy Franklin, Curtis McMurtry & Diana Burgess, Andrew DuPlantis, Bonnie Whitmore, Jaimee Harris, Christiane Swenson, Tech 12.
All guests are required to check-in before entering. There is no cover. Donations are accepted. Anyone 21 and up will be given a wristband in order to frequent the bars. Baskets of food entailing ham and cheese sandwiches, chips and a pickle cost $8 each. Parking is also readily available, but guests are also encouraged to utilize Uber or Lyft.
One of the many amiable traits regarding The High Road on Dawson is that their building is located at 700 Dawson off Barton Springs Road on the top of a hill overlooking a skyline view of downtown Austin. Showcasing many of the scenic beauties within the city of Austin, the views from their building are lovely and distinct. “The High Road on Dawson is a member-based, non-profit charity with over a century of tradition. Our organization encourages and provides opportunities for its members to support their local community with donations of funds, material goods, and volunteer service. The High Road on Dawson is a philanthropic association that cherishes fellowship among its members and promotes personal growth and leadership.”
An official flyer for their HAAM event on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 can also be found on their Facebook page. For more information regarding The High Road on Dawson visit their website. All other inquires regarding the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, donations or how to get involved, please refer to www.myhaam.org.
Note: This article was originally published on in August 2015.