Today is an unofficial holiday in Austin, Texas. People are taking the day off, and hundreds of companies are closing down or letting their people go after lunch.
What is happening?
They do not call Austin "The Live Music Capital of the World" by accident. Today kicks off one of the year's two largest music events in the country (the other one is South by Southwest (SXSW), which takes place in Austin in the spring).
The Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) is a three day event that brings thousands of people to Zilker Park to listen to the top bands in the world. It is a party. A BIG party!!!
Here are some tips on how to network at an event (like a music festival) where you will run into tons of people you know, but in a non-business setting. I was quoted on the Austin360 Music Source Blog about how not to ruin the fun if you see your business contacts at ACL.
If you are going to ACL, have a great time..... and wear sunscreen!
Have A Great Day.