Sunday – Eclectic Encounter
Austin's reputation for eclectic, world-class live music, inventive performing arts, and creative cuisine came together during this fantastic welcome reception. Hilton Worldwide hosted a cultural journey through some time-honored traditions while capturing Austin’s innovative future that ranged from classic to contemporary culinary and performing arts.
Monday – Authentically Austin
The brand new JW Marriott adorned a brand new look for e4: an Austin food, wine and artisan market welcomed guests, providing ample opportunity to view and sample goods and experiences representative of the culturally rich capital city of Austin. From great music to great food and fun entertainment…you could find it all!
The evening continued for those who wanted with the opportunity to check the JW Marriott Austin’s rooftop pool. Guests had a chance to dip their toes, enjoy a drink, ice cream and more great music on the pool deck overlooking Austin’s Congress Street.
Tuesday – Austin City – No Limits
Our final evening in Austin took us to Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theatre, the state of the art home for the acclaimed PBS TV series Austin City Limits, where over 100 live music performances take place annually, along with private events like ours. Lucky e4 guests had the opportunity to tour the Austin City Limits photo gallery with Scott Newton, ACL’s photographer since 1979, and get insight into some of the amazing performances and artists he has captured over the years. The music scene in Austin was on great display with a variety of some of Austin’s best musical talent in one of the finest live music venues anywhere.
After a night of great music at ACL’s Moody Theatre, some e4 guests were in the mood to join in and did just that at Clive, where extra instruments were available to join the band. Rainey Street’s historic district has converted many of its original bungalows into bars and pubs and our After Glow, hosted by Hotel Van Zandt, featured two of them. The Container Bar – a unique contemporary yet casual concept comprised of recycled shipping containers stacked amid a tree-lined courtyard and Clive, a casual, yet stylish watering hole pouring local beer and cocktails inside and out on its sizable patio.