100 Years of Advancing Destinations

Closing out Annual Convention in Style

Author: Jim McCaul
Posted: June 02, 2015
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It’s Friday! You’ve just wrapped up a productive conference, and you’re ready to relax and unwind with your DMO colleagues and new friends. Something is building up inside of you. You’ve spend the last few days listening to some of the most talented musicians in the Live Music Capital of the World. And now you’re ready to harness that inspiration and show the world the musical talent (or lack thereof) that has been lying dormant in you all these years.

That’s where we step in…because this year, we want to end the conference memorably! You’ll have the chance to be a star or share a good laugh making a fool of yourself during DMAI’s first ever, “Destinations Battle of the Bands” with Austin's Groove Labs. Form a DMO team, grab friends on site, or go solo singing during this live-band karaoke jam session. Grab a mic, guitar, bass or even get on the drum kit (if you've got the game) and rock with the band. The amazing Groove Labs Band rocks so hard their amps go to 11, that's one louder than 10!

And the best part? It’s all for a good cause! Once a month, Groove Labs supports economically disadvantaged children through a grant that funds music, dance, and art lessons with qualified instructors. 

So take a peek at the set list and start forming your band. Come dressed as your destination or your favorite rock star, or if you don’t have time to plan ahead, take advantage of provided props to inspire your inner musical genius. 

And when it’s all over and your ears are hurting from the carnage you’ve just witnessed, head over to Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live) to watch Blues Legend Buddy Guy and see how the true professionals do it.