September 1st is the 10th Annual HAAM Benefit Day. Whole Earth Provision Co. is excited to be hosting two bands this year – Hard Proof and Phoenix Down.
Our Austin Westgate store will be rocking to the Afrobeat music of Hard Proof from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Hard Proof fuses sounds from sub-Saharan Africa with jazz and deep funk, stimulating your mind and moving your feet.
Our Austin Campus store will be hosting Phoenix Down from 4 to 5 pm. They play alternative rock with an inspiring message. The band has a strong Whole Earth connection – lead singer, lyricist and bassist, Eric Logue-Sargeant also manages the Campus store.
HAAM is short for Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. The Austin music scene enriches our everyday life here in the city and is a major contributor to our popularity with visitors from around the world. However, as much as we love our music, it doesn’t always add up to a big payday for our musicians. Many of them need help making ends meet, especially when it comes to health care expenses. HAAM provides access to affordable health care for Austin’s low income, uninsured working musicians. Many are self-employed and cannot afford health insurance or basic health care. Many work multiple jobs and struggle to pay for food, clothing and shelter. HAAM sees to it that qualifying Austin musicians find the help they need whether it’s medical, dental or psychological care.
Whole Earth will also be donating a percentage of the day’s sales at our Austin stores to support HAAM. We hope you’ll come out to hear these great Austin musicians and support HAAM with your purchases.