NOV 2016

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N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 6 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 11 THE SOUTH'S MUSIC CITIES 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 musical fit." 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 for groups. 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, ► It's more than a place on a map. It's a vibe all its own. Book your group tour today at or contact Veronica Gruber at 800.768.3401. Only in Macon: The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House See where The Allman Brothers Band found their groove. Take a tour through their former home and experience their journey to stardom. Cox Capitol Theatre Located in the heart of downtown Macon, Cox Capitol hosts everything from well-known musical artists to independent film festivals – guaranteed to fuel your need for soul. Rock Candy Tours Take a stroll through homes, offices, crash pads, and favorite haunts of Southern music's most legendary players – it's your backstage pass to Macon's music and memories. WHERE SOUL LIVES. Cajun Jam Session in Lafayette, Louisiana

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