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This trend has been on the upswing in the
Austin area, where there are more than 250 live
music venues. "Each year, we have between 250
and 300 groups booking meetings here which are
interested in adding an element of music to their
event," Lozano said. "This can range from having
a musician at the registration desk to having a
band play for a formal dinner. Whatever groups
need, we work with them to find the right-size
To help planners, the Austin CVB's website
includes a "Hire An Austin Musician" segment.
"We forward this to planners and work to get all
the relevant details about the event, including the
genre and type of performers they seek," Lozano
said. "We look at their budget and time frame,
give them the best recommendations based on
that information and reach out to the musicians
that are most appropriate to the group's needs."
With more than 700 artists in the database, the
Austin CVB has a wide variety of musical talent
to choose from and Lozano said many musicians
in the city appreciate the opportunity to perform
The CVB can also assist groups with
getting tickets to specific venues and shows,
Lozano said. "Part of what we do is help build
itineraries," he explained. "We want our guests
to experience this city and see our local venues,
including the music hot spots."
Among the city's music venues which offer
private bookings are Austin City Limits LIVE,
the Continental Club and Antone's Nightclub, ►
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