Doing Things Differently
Meet the event architects of some of Austin's most unforgettable experiences
If you've never heard of a DMC, it stands for destination management company. And if you're planning an event in Austin, you're going to want to know about the best DMC in town: Fifth Street DMC.
These event experts are all about shaking things up and delivering unforgettable experiences for their clients. They do it all, from venue sourcing and staffing to full-service event design and production, activities and excursions, corporate team-building, festivals and SXSW activations, and securing entertainment and talent.
This white-glove service ensures that quality never wavers, whether the event is for 50 people or 15,000.
At the helm is Kaitlyn Dineen. She may have been called crazy for buying a 20-year-old company (the first DMC in Austin) from her former employer during the pandemic, while pregnant and renovating her home — but crazy pays off.
Kaitlyn and the Fifth Street crew have produced some of the most visible events for the biggest brands in the city, and they're not slowing down anytime soon.
What sets Fifth Street apart? Their ability to dream up wild and unexpected experiences that you won't find anywhere else.
From cooking classes with Aaron Franklin to aura photobooths on the Four Seasons lawn, and even a group song recording with Grammy-winning producers, these guys know how to make team-building look different.
Heading to Austin for your corporate event and not sure where to go? This team can transform any space, from the Tesla facility for their grand opening to the infamous Troublemaker Studio for an oh-so top secret client — they’ve got a ton up their sleeve.
For this team, it’s not just about throwing killer events; Fifth Street is also committed to supporting local community and vendors.
For several clients, they have worked exclusively with minority-owned businesses, supporting operations like themselves (they are a WBENC-certified business).
Fifth Street DMC takes passion for place seriously, and it's committed to working with businesses that support the event community in Austin at large.
Fifth Street DMC is revolutionizing the landscape of destination management with its out-of-the ordinary approaches and pursuit of fresh ideas. They are ushering in a new era, where DMCs and their vendors and partners seek to grow with their cities and guests’ expectations — but never lose the soul, push the status quo, and continue showing the power that gathering has for our health and society.
Fifth Street DMC is truly a DMC doing things differently, and the sky's the limit for what’s next.
To learn more about Fifth Street DMC, visit its website.
Fifth Street DMC has recently been nominated for the Best DMC in the Southwest region at the Stella Awards, a huge recognition of their hard work and dedication in the industry.
Even better, you can vote and help them win — simply go to this link, click “vote for this nomination,” create an account when prompted, and don't forget to click "verify your vote." Note that you can only vote once.