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March 2019

What to Expect at the Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo

There is a lot more to this pet expo than meets the eye!

The numbers are staggering and they are continually on the rise. According to the APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 65% of all American households own a pet! We bet that many of you reading this right now have your faithful furry companion snuggled up next to you or patiently (or not-so-patiently) waiting for your attention. For all of you pet owners, and those who work in the industry, the largest annual event centered on pet care is about to return to the Burbank Convention Center.

The Pet Boarding and Daycare ExpoThe Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo is a national conference for professionals in the pet boarding and daycare industry taking place at the Burbank Convention Center on Tuesday, April 30 through Thursday, May 2, 2019. This pet expo is three days chock full of attractions that include the chance to view and test out some of the best products and companies, listen to experts in the field share their knowledge, and sit in on educational panels and seminars.

While the expo is a can’t-miss event for anyone in the pet boarding industry, there are a variety of interesting experiences that all pet owners will enjoy:

Meet many major pet care manufacturers and test out their products. Many will even be offering special products and discount pricing just for attendees of the show.

Explore your pet’s wellness by sitting in on a variety of seminars from “Communicating with Canines” to “Feline Harmony”.

Learn about the newest innovations in the pet industry.

If you are planning on attending the pet expo, the best place to “board” yourself for the event is with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. As the host hotel for the event, we offer the convenience and amenities you need to make your experience complete!


Unleash Your “Beautiful Grit” on the Dance Floor at the BellaMoxi Convention

The 2018-2019 “Frame Your Focus” Tour is coming to the Burbank Convention Center this April!

BellaMoxi = beautiful grit. - It is a term that the founders of this innovative dance convention coined to describe their fledgling creation. Now in its fourth year, the BellaMoxi Convention is making its way across the country spreading its core message of helping dancers in all disciplines and skill levels illuminate their passion while providing opportunities to continue pursuing their dream career.

BellaMoxi ConventionConvention and Competition - Season IV of the BellaMoxi Convention, entitled “Frame Your Focus” is coming to our very own Burbank Convention Center on Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28. As the previous three seasons have shown, what makes this dance convention so unique is that it seeks to expose dancers to what it truly takes to have a successful career as a dancer!

Commercial and Concert Dance - All are welcome to show off their passion for a specific style (from ballet and hip hop to musical theater), but more of an emphasis is put on training well-rounded dancers – the key to being a successful working dancer. Every weekend stop on the tour ends with thousands of scholarship dollars being awarded to the winners of a variety of competitions.

Choreographic Festival - A staple of the event, this innovative celebration showcases the talents of budding choreographers in hopes of inspiring future generations to “find their own voice through movement”! Just like the dancers and their competitions, the Choreographic Festival also involves cash prizes for the stand-out dance makers!

So, you think you can dance? Be sure to book your stay with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and take advantage of our convenient location adjacent to the Burbank Convention Center. Get ready to enjoy exhilarating days at BellaMoxi, then come back, kick off your dancing shoes, and relax in the comfort and style of our accommodations.


It’s Back! The Second Annual LA Shag Festival 2019 Returns in April!

Join us at the Burbank Convention Center and learn why “it don’t mean a thing, if you ain’t got that swing!”

Shag dancing was brought to Burbank last year with the inaugural edition of this event. Surprisingly, for a first run event, the two-day affair drew in over 500 attendees who just couldn’t wait to get down and swing! Founded by two of the area’s top modern day shag dancers, this festival sought to bring their passion and innovative techniques on this retro dance style to the masses. This year, both Stephen Sayer and Chandrae Roettig have gathered more of their professional friends to swing back into the scene with LA Shag Festival 2019 on April 12 – 14. This festival at the Burbank Convention Center promises to be even bigger and better than last year!

There are two major facets to this festival – the Nightly Parties and Daily Workshops!

LA Shag FestivalNightly Parties – 3 nights of “taster classes” in a variety of different types of shag. From Friday night’s “Collegiate Shag Taster”to Sunday night’s “The Madison Taster”, you’ll be able to pick up the subtle (and not so subtle) differences while being instructed by the pros! Each night consists of contests in a variety of shag categories and late night DJ dancing parties. And when we say “late night”, if last year was any indication, the sun will be rising and dancers will still be swinging!

Daily Workshop – The true heart and soul of this event is the two days (Saturday/Sunday) of workshops, broken down in different skill levels so you’ll never feel out of place. Last year, there was only one style offered – Shag! That, of course, returns with four different levels broken into three sessions each day (from beginner to advanced). New for 2019, the instructors will be providing workshops for a second style – L.A. Style Lindy Hop (with two skill levels and two sessions each).

Ready to swing your heart out at the LA Shag Festival 2019? Book your stay with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, the host venue for this event. Our hotel offers guests a variety of upscale accommodations and amenties, perfect for kicking back and resting those dancing feet after a full day of swinging at the adjacent Burbank Convention Center.


Hit The Right Note With These Upcoming Concerts at the Staples Center

What do superstar musical artists P!NK and Michael Bublé have in common besides their Grammy Awards?

Basketball may be finishing up earlier than expected at the Staples Center this year, but that won’t stop the crowds from flocking to this Downtown LA venue throughout the months of April and May. Check out these highlights from the concert calendar for early spring:

Concerts at The Staples CenterAn Evening with Michael Bublé | April 2 - 8:00 PM - After five sold-out world tours, this Canadian crooner is back on stage, touring all of North America in support of his most recent album “Love”. Yet you can also expect to hear the songs that have made him beloved by music fans across the globe, from “Haven’t Met You Yet” to “Home”.

P!NK: Beautiful Trauma Tour | April 15 - 7:30 PM - It is hard to believe that this tour started in March of 2018 and is still going strong. But with a legion of fans, the powerhouse vocals of this pop icon continue to sell out arenas across the world! Part pop show, part theater – this is one concert that needs to not only be heard but seen to be believed.

Ariana Grande | May 6 & 7 - 8:00 PM - The “Sweetner” World Tour is making its way to SoCal for two performances! This is one show that all fans of the current music scene will not want to say “Thank You, Next” to!

Eric Church | May 17 & 18 - 8:00 PM - Another crooner is making his way to LA, but he is of the outlaw country variety. No slick suits but just as much heartfelt lyrics, his Double Down tour is truly a feat of musicianship in itself, as he performs two totally different set lists on back-to-back nights!

Elevate your Staples Center concert experience by staying at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Located a short distance away from the iconic Downtown venue, you’ll enjoy the comfort of our luxurious guest rooms and a variety of state-of-the-art amenities like our fitness center, outdoor pools, and 24-hour room service! Book your stay today!