The Health Alliance of Austin Musicians — which helps thousands of local performers get access to medical care — raised more than half a million dollars with last year’s HAAM Benefit Day, counting corporate sponsorships, contributions by participating businesses and the cash showgoers dropped in donation boxes at venues. On this day, more than perhaps any other, Austin lives up to its billing as the Live Music Capital of the World.

This year’s HAAM Benefit Day is Sept. 12 and will feature more than 200 performances across town. Go to for our hour-by-hour itinerary featuring some of the top options.