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Catersource and The Special Event
Feb 24 – 27, 2025
Broward County Convention CenterFort Lauderdale, FL

Opening Night Party
The Neon Spur

Tuesday, February 13
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Event Details

Event Type: Reception featuring Texas bites, limited open bar and fun entertainment you won't want to miss!
Suggested Attire: Channel our inner neon cowboy! Expect attendees to don their boldest neon hues, cowboy boots, and Stetsons, creating a visual spectacle that mirrors the vibrant energy of the event.
Tickets: Required for entry. Included with All Access, Premium Pass, or purchase separately.
Transportation: Buses will shuttle from the Fairmont and Hilton Garden Inn starting at 6.45pm. Other host hotels are walkable. Final return shuttle leaves venue at 10:30pm.

Howdy, friends. Picture this: "The Neon Spur" – a mysterious pop-up bar experience right here in the heart of Austin. It's not just a night out; it's a full-on ride into the unknown, filled with twists, turns, and surprises that'll have you saying, "Alright, alright, alright." 

You step into this world, and every corner's got something waiting for you. Mesmerizing performances, Texas treats that'll make your taste buds dance, and encounters that'll keep you guessing. It's not just a bar; it's an experience that captures the essence of Austin, blending that unique spirit with a dash of unpredictability.

So, grab your hat, put on your quirkiest gear, and let's dive headfirst into the night. "The Neon Spur" is callin', and it's not just about the tequilas, it's about embracing the wild side, savoring the unexpected, and living it up in the city we love. Join us at "The Neon Spur," where the tequilas flow, the music grooves, and the Austin magic takes over. Alright, Alright, Alright, let's get this Texas-sized party started!

Showcasing Chairs

Lindsey Ganther, Contigo Catering

Lindsey Ganther has worked with Contigo Catering in a variety of capacities since 2016. Currently, she’s a Sales and Client Services Manager, a position she appreciates for its day-to-day diversity. Lindsey finds satisfaction in bringing clients' visions to life, and working with Contigo Catering has provided her with an environment that fosters her ability to be versatile and creative, as no two events are the same. In addition to being a 12 year hospitality veteran, she’s also a mother to two daughters, a certified yoga instructor, a crafting expert, and a Halloween enthusiast.

Sarah Surprise, Whim Hospitality

Sarah Surprise, a seasoned Wedding and Event Planner & Designer with an impressive track record at Verve Austin Event Management (and beyond!). With nearly two decades of dedicated service to the hospitality industry, Sarah has consistently delivered exceptional events for her clients and cherished "friendors." Her passion lies in bringing dream events to life – and let me tell you, she consistently exceeds expectations. Sarah is not only a creative force but also an accomplished alumna of the Culinary Institute of America, holding a B.A. Degree in Hospitality Management and an Associates Degree in Baking & Pastry Arts. Throughout her illustrious career, she has held pivotal roles as General Manager and Director of Catering at renowned establishments such as Marriott International, TPG Hotels & Resorts, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, and We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center.


Brazos Hall

204 E 4th St
Austin, TX 78701


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