March 15, 2017
Grammy-winning musician Ray Benson throws a heck of a birthday party! Benson’s birthday bash last night in Austin, Texas was sponsored by Moonshine Sweet Tea with proceeds benefiting the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM). Musicians who joined Ray on stage included Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Shelly King, Marcia Ball, Carolyn Wonderland, Charlie Sexton, the Avett Brothers and surprise guest, Willie Nelson.
“Ray Benson is an iconic Texas musician who is among the founding members of HAAM which raises funds and awareness so that working musicians can have access to affordable, quality healthcare,” said Moonshine CEO Remmy Castillo. “Moonshine Sweet Tea is proud to be among the sponsors celebrating Ray’s 66th birthday and raising funds for HAAM.”
The goal of the evening was to raise $66,000 in tribute to Ray Benson’s 66th birthday. His annual birthday party is considered by many to be the unofficial start of the South by South West music conference which attracts thousands of out-of-town entertainment industry members to the Live Music Capital of the World every March.