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Austin’s Hotel Van Zandt Names Lauren Bucherie Director of Music and Social Programming

July 16, 2015 Appointments No Comments Email Email

The Live Music Capital of the World is set to receive a new star in its constellation of cutting edge entertainment with the naming of Lauren Bucherie to the newly-created position of Director of Music and Social Programming at the Hotel Van Zandt. 

With its world-class and funky amenities, cool vibes and proximity to Austin’s famed Rainey Street, Hotel Van Zandt is poised to fast-become a premiere destination for music lovers and refined travelers from around the world. unnamed (6)

Music and entertainment industry innovator Lauren Bucherie will bring her years of experience in music discovery, production, live events, film, and artist management to the hotel.  The responsibilities of this dream job include booking music and other live entertainment, curating the musical vibe of Hotel Van Zandt’s unique spaces and integrating Austin’s famed musical personality into the on-and-off property activities of guests and groups alike. It won’t be uncommon to see a meeting group’s team-bonding activity involving a quirky song writing experiment or for guests to sit shoulder-to-shoulder with artists and entertainers in the hotels “Writer’s Lounge.” Lauren’s musical personality has been described as diverse and soulful, pairing her taste for bands like Alabama Shakes, Black Pistol Fire, and Leon Bridges as an ideal match for Hotel Van Zandt.

Hotel Van Zandt is one of the latest additions to the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants portfolio, known the world over for its commitment to providing guests with the ultimate localized hotel experience from its bold design and décor to dining and entertaining options unique to each city.  Hotel Van Zandt is being developed by Austin-based real estate company JMI Realty. With the addition of Ms. Bucherie to the team, Hotel Van Zandt will now offer one-of-a-kind, curated entertainment for guests of the hotel and the general public, making their mark on Austin’s booming hotel scene.

“Music and artistic expression are the heartbeat of Austin, and Hotel Van Zandt is excited to welcome Lauren as we work to elevate the hotel entertainment experience to new heights,” says Joe Pagone, general manager.

“I see this as an opportunity to help cultivate and offer artists from all genres an exciting new platform while adding a dynamic element to the Austin scene,” adds Ms. Bucherie.  “I will also work to engage the local community and seek opportunities to build sustainable music and entertainment partnerships outside the hotel walls.”

Ms. Bucherie brings fresh vision to Austin’s music scene; striving to keep alive the city’s rich tradition of discovering and fostering new talent. Those that wish to sample her musical influences can enjoy music from her own playlist that includes diverse artists from the legendary Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown to Emily Wolfe.

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