El Paso To Be Certified As A Music Friendly Community On June 18
On Friday, June 18 at 3 pm, the Texas Music Office (TMO) + the City of El Paso + the El Paso International Music Foundation will celebrate El Paso becoming a TMO-certified Music Friendly Community (MFC). TMO Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will represent the TMO, awarding El Paso MFC liaison Veronica Castro (Director of Tourism Development, Destination El Paso) the "Music Friendly" honor at an in-person celebration at Star City Studios in El Paso.
The road to El Paso to become a Music Friendly Community launched more than a year ago thanks to the hard work of Eric Boseman and the El Paso International Music Foundation. Eric brought the city's music scene together to attend a informational workshop, which is one of the first steps all cities music take to become a TMO-certified Music Friendly Community.
El Paso joins more than 20 other Texas cities that have received the official Music Friendly Community designation. These cities include Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Denton, Lindale, Stephenville, Conroe, San Angelo, Nacogdoches, Abilene, McKinney, Waxahachie, Waco, Alpine, Bastrop, New Braunfels, Victoria, Lubbock, Denison, Arlington, and Brenham. Cities that are currently working through the certification process include: Houston, Dallas, and Vidor.
About the Texas Music Friendly Community program: https://gov.texas.gov/music/page/music-friendly-communities.