Meet with a Beat: Add Music to Any Event

With a musical reputation as well-earned as Austin’s, plenty of opportunities exist to get your event into the groove.

Set the Tone

Memorable events engage all the senses, and music can punch up any Austin conference, summit or gala. As guests walk into an exhibition hall or ballroom, a rollicking band can pump them up for an evening well spent or set them at ease as they begin a day of learning and connecting with new people.

Acoustic singer-songwriters energize a morning crowd drifting into a convention, while hip-hop acts get guests up and moving at a blowout reception. Group excursions to historic local venues can expose visitors to hot new musicians or old-school house bands that have been tearing the roof off every week for years. Two-step lessons can break the ice and get attendees interacting while laughing at their own left feet and learning something new.
Little Longhorn Saloon
Dale Watson at the Little Longhorn Saloon

Perfect Harmony

Austin is home to more than 2,000 local musicians covering every genre and subgenre in existence. We’re known for hometown legends Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Janis Joplin, and we’re current in today’s scene thanks to local acts like Spoon, Gary Clark Jr., Gina Chavez, Shakey Graves and more.

From Americana, outlaw country and classic soul to synth pop, hard rock and rhythm & blues, there’s not a type of music that can’t be found in Austin. In fact, even the thrilling score of 2016’s Netflix sensation, Stranger Things, was composed and performed by musicians from Austin.

Whether by enlisting the soulful sounds of Water & Rust or the deep-fried honky-tonk goodness of local icon Dale Watson & the Lone Stars, connecting with the right band will have attendees calling for an encore.

Call On the Austin Music Office

Give visitors a taste of Austin’s homegrown, world-famous music scene. The Austin Music Office connects visitor groups to local bands for conventions, keynote luncheons and off-site receptions.

These experts own a deep well of local knowledge and have strong relationships with both longtime and up-and-coming musicians. Visit Austin's music team reviews an event’s details, gathers feedback about the ideal experience planners are anticipating, and knows exactly who to call to strike just the right chord.