Event Spaces Available During ACL Weekends

Posted in Music on May 31st, 2013 by Marianne Etie – 4 Comments

Promoters seeking event space and/or venue owners seeking sponsors to host an event during Austin City Limits Contact me ASAP.

ACL will consist of two weekends full of live music , and Austin is going to be filled with music lovers all the way from October 4th until the 13th. Indoor and outdoor event spaces available and vary in location from East Austin, Barton Springs Road, 78704, and South/Central Austin.

If you are a food trailer or retail vendor, we can easily include you in these events or locate the perfect space for your business.

Let’s get started on all of the necessary permits, do not wait until the last minute!!!

 Contact Marianne Etie at (512) 947-3745 or

Event Space Available During SXSW

Posted in Music on February 28th, 2013 by Marianne Etie – 2 Comments

Permitted event space for rent. East 7th street, 1 mile east of 1-35.
20,000+ ft open event/parking space fenced with 800 feet covered event space and utilities.

For more information on this and other leasing opportunities contact:
Marianne Etie
Austin City Permits
512 947-3745

Scouting Venue Locations for SxSW 2013

Posted in Music, Outdoor Music, SxSW 2012 on December 2nd, 2011 by Gary Etie – 49 Comments

Time remaining prior to the kickoff of SxSW 2013? -  8 weeks!

Get started, if you haven’t already.
And .. do not let the Holiday season delay your preparations.

  • Brands, Labels, Producers, Managers, Sponsors, if you need a venue …
  • Property/Business Owners, if you have a building and/or lot you would like to lease …

give me call / shoot me an email
512 – 850 – 5446

Interactive: March 8-12
Film: March 8-16
Music: March 12-17

Here is an example of a Temporary Venue that I scouted and Permitted during SxSW 2009.
Client: Lacy Maxwell Productions/ Cornerstone Productions/Levi’s – Fader Fort
Venue: Pine Street Station

A Sense of Priorities

Posted in Buildings & People, Live Music, Music, Music Manager, Music Office, Neighborhoods, News Report, Outdoor Music, Outdoor Music Venue Permit, The Code on November 15th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

I haven’t posted on this website much lately. Too much to do, and too little time in which to get it done.

That’s why, when you face certain facts, healthwise, it sharpens your sense of priorities, to the point where one instinctively narrows in on the pertinent facts. (More on the health stuff later, too, as “things” are narrowed down)

In my case, the priorities tend to fall along the line of, “after caring for, as best I can, to show my love and concern for my family and friends, is to do the right thing for my community”. That community is Austin, my main base, for 35 years. Specifically, my community is the Austin Music Community.

To that end, in this post, and those that will follow, I don’t want to accuse people of being Nazis, not even as being, necessarily, ”evil” people … I just want to set the record straight with facts, as I know them, with a bit of opinion, and intuitive reasoning, thrown in. So, bear with me while I attempt to “Keep My Lamps Trimmed and Burnin’ “, and my knife blades sharp, in doing the right thing, to the best of my ability.

The subject that I must focus on is The Austin Music Office, and will be my attempt to expose a current and ongoing campaign to discredit the Music Office’s good work. The campaign that I’m referring to is being conducted, in part, and in my opinion, by Stratus Properties, with CEO Beau Armstrong at the lead.

This is the man who helped bring pesticides and fertilizer, from the Source Point at his company’s Barton Creek Country Club, directly to the outflow of Barton Springs Pool. That, after Mr. Armstrong having to take over duties of the former Stratus CEO, Jim Bob Moffett, when Jim Bob was exposed as owning the company, Freeport Macmoran, that possessed the mineral rights to the largest gold mines in the world, and was the worst kind of polluter, perhaps the world’s worst polluter, of traditional indigenous peoples and lands.

Basically, Status has blown it, on a number of fronts, regarding decision on the specifications for their building materials, and it is causing problems that they are trying to hide, in there current campaign against both long-time, Downtown, Outdoor Music Venues, and the Music Office.

The sound issues are only part of the problems that Mr. Armstrong faces;

W Hotel to Close after More Glass Falls:

The  focus of this series, however, will be on the campaign Mr. Armstrong is currently, in my opinion, waging, and directing, at long-time Downtown venues, and the Music Office Staff, which is, by my account, the best thing to happen to Austin Music, in the past 3 decades.

This is one of best, and most accurate reports I’ve seen. Excellent reporting, by KXAN’s staff and Reporter Jarred Wise:

More to follow.

Welcome To the Future, Which is Already in Progress

Posted in Music on July 3rd, 2011 by admin – 1 Comment

DJ Larry Monroe’s recent interview with Austin’s KXAN TV

I’ve been troubled by a recent tendency to be aggravated by the simplest of inconveniences. Believe me, having experienced cancer diagnosis, surgery & radiation a couple of years ago, I have a new and fuller appreciation for the simple pleasures of life … but today, I’m wonderin’ if feeling dissatisfied might not be a necessity. Is being dissatisfied with existing conditions a driving force, in both the will to live, and in the evolutionary process?

Then there’s the major aggravations that I share with my community. Whether it’s over the right of owners to host live music, outdoors, at their place of business, or the changes at a beloved local radio station, I have a tendency to take it personally, combined with a feeling of obligation, and the need to try to do something about it, and, according to some people, a tendency to spend way too much time trying to do it.

A couple of years ago, I became very upset at the lack of respect my friend Larry Monroe was being shown by the corporate minded wankers down at KUT FM. What was once, hands down, the best radio station in the country, is now no better than a mediocre replica of countless commercial stations crowding the dial.

A group of people combined their efforts, and exploited some very strong connections, but we couldn’t really change what was happening. The fix was in. The PR firm that KUT hired to ease the transition created a slick, coordinated propaganda campaign. We were outmanned, and, simply, too late.

Deejay to Retire After Decades On Air:

Back to the Top – for a glimpse of the future Larry was referring to, although even he didn’t know what the future held, at the time.