You’re invited to a Texas-flavored music-and-mingle on the Statesman’s back porch — a long stretch overlooking Lady Bird Lake and the Austin skyline — and courtyard. Just a 3-block stroll from the JW Marriott (the official ONA conference hotel), through prime bat bridge viewing, join us for a friendly welcome, local food, drinks and tunes before ONA18 kicks off. Welcome to Austin — come say “howdy” and enjoy some of the things that make this city great — millions of bats, tasty tacos, cold beers and cocktails, and twangy live music!
We’re excited to welcome Austin band Fingerpistol — a two-time Austin Music Award winning country dance band, combining tried and true country classics with crowd-pleasing originals.
We’re also proud to feature local food trucks Rollin Smoke (BBQ) and Juana Taco (um, tacos!)
This event is hosted by GateHouse Media and the Austin American-Statesman, and made possible with generous contributions from:
Austin’s own Tito’s Vodka
Social News Desk
American Society of News Editors
Associated Press Media Editors
BudLight (Love Street, Stash, Celis White)
Reynolds Journalism Institut at Missouri School of Journalism
Tickets are free, but you must register to attend.
VIP/sponsor entry: 7:30 p.m.
General admission entry: 8 p.m.