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Austin crowd at ACL 2016 for Cage the Elephant shown on screen

Top Trip Rentals Supports Musicians During SXSW

In honor of two anniversaries–30 years of South by Southwest, Austin’s premier festival  (1987–2017), and Top Trip Rentals’ 10th anniversary–we gave SXSW 2017 musicians a special promotional rate during their stay. Yes, while ATX room rates hit high notes, we lowered rates to $30 a night so musicians could conveniently rock a 6th Street launch pad during their SXSW’s performances.…

03/14/2017 | by admin | No Comments | Happenings
Clouds at sunset at ACL 2016

ACL Memories: Reflecting on 2016

Now that the dust has settled (literally), let’s take a moment to reflect on Austin City Limits 2016. This year, ACL festival managers went for a younger crowd and the music skewed heavy on EDM. I wandered around and saw a number of bands: Catfish and the Bottlemen, Melanie Martinez, and Cage the Elephant all…

10/13/2016 | by admin | No Comments | Happenings

ACL 2016 Is Almost Here

ACL 2016 is coming up fast. And that means it’s time to pick your favorite bands. When equally interesting bands are playing at the same time at opposite ends of Zilker Park (the ACL venue), it’s hard to pick who to hear. And it’s impossible to run between stages during performances  to see two acts at once (well,…

09/16/2016 | by admin | No Comments | Happenings
Interior of chairs at Graeber House in Austin set for SXSW Interactive

SXSW 2016 Review

  We had a great week with the folks from Capitol One Spark Small Business program who held their VIP reception with author, chef, raconteur, Anthony Bourdain at our historic Graeber Home on Austin’s famed 6th Street. Here are a few pics from the Capitol One Spark Small Business House they set up for SXSW Interactive 2016. Hope…

03/18/2016 | by admin | No Comments | Happenings

SXSW is here!

In 10 days, our city is going to be bursting at the seams with musicians, techies, film buffs, actors, travelers, fans, geeks, and more. All will converge on our humble city and turn it into the place to be in the universe for 10 days in March. There are so many amazing people in town for…

03/01/2016 | by admin | No Comments | Happenings