Direct Events is a driving force in the Austin music and exclusive private party scene. Tim O’Connor owns The Backyard and The Glen, and his company, Direct Events, manages these venues in addition to Austin Music Hall and La Zona Rosa. In addition to presenting public concerts at these venues, Direct Events has an in-house full service private party division. This division specializes in booking events such as corporate and private parties, fundraisers, weddings, rehearsal dinners, trade
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