Other Texas Music-related Tourism Sites
Texas Department of Economic Development and Tourism Division's Texas Music Driving Tour
Cities in tour: Houston, Port Arthur, Beaumont, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Rio Grande Valley, Austin, Dallas and Lubbock. The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. And none are brighter than its musical legends, from Scott Joplin to Janis Joplin, Bob Wills to Willie Nelson. Varied styles of music have long been part of the Lone Star State's diverse cultural landscape. Texas has music for every taste. From the Cajun-influenced Zydeco to the amazing guitar riffs of Stevie Ray Vaughan -- music lovers can find plenty to love at the musical buffet that exists in Texas.
Texas Department of Economic Development and Tourism - What is Texas Music?
Texas music is as unique and wide-ranging as the people who inhabit this great state. It's country, western, rock and roll, Tejano, blues, jazz and gospel. Sometimes all rolled into one. But more than anything, Texas music is what the Texas musician decides it should be. The Texas Economic Development and Tourism Division provides a plethora of information about Texas music including live music events, featured music attractions and featured artists.
Texas Department of Transportation - Travel Services Division
A wide variety of travel literature is distributed nationally and internationally by mail and at the Texas Travel Information Centers. Texas Highways Magazine is the official travel magazine of Texas, as designated by the Texas Legislature in 1975.
and Sounds: A Texas Music Road Trip
A guide designed as a tool for planning a Texas music road trip, including information on monuments/museums, music venues and live music events.
Historical Commission's Heritage Tourism program
trails, historical atlas
The Texas Historical Commission's (THC) Heritage Tourism program encourages travelers to visit historic and cultural attractions across Texas. Partnering the preservation community with the tourism industry encourages economic development and the preservation of Texas' rich cultural landscape.
Texas Commission on the Arts Texas Touring Arts Program
The Texas Touring Arts Program provides financial assistance to metropolitan and rural communities for performances and presentations by outstanding Texas-based companies and artists. The TCA Texas Touring Arts Program Presenter Roster lists presenters in cities across Texas for the Touring Arts Program. This list can be used as a resource for developing tours in Texas or finding complimentary performance venues.
Music History Online
Texas Music History Online is a unique website devoted to the study of Texas history and culture by exploring the remarkable musical heritage of our state. Here you will find biographies of Texas musicians, descriptions of the different genres of music, and histories of the many places throughout the state with rich musical heritage. You will find lists of music-related points of interest including museums, music archives, birthplaces and gravesites of Texas musicians, live music venues, music festivals, statues, historical markers, and more.
Industry Association's Tour Texas
Tour Texas is a joint project between the AJR Media Group and the Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA). It was developed to help visitors to Texas find travel information on the variety of destinations and attractions in the Lone Star State.