Round Rock To Be Officially Designated A Music Friendly Community
On Wednesday, May 5th at 6 pm, the Texas Music Office (TMO) + the City of Round Rock will celebrate Round Rock's officially becoming a TMO-certified Music Friendly Community. The City of Round Rock has been working for months to complete the multi-step certification process, in order to receive the coveted designation.
The Music Friendly Community program seeks to foster music business economic development in Texas cities and communities. TMO Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will represent the TMO, awarding representatives from the City of Round Rock the MFC honor during Round Rock’s Music On Main concert series featuring a performance from Dale Watson.
"In 2019, with support from the Texas Music Office, the Texas music industry created more than 210,000 direct and indirect permanent jobs in communities all across the Lone Star State and generated $27.3 billion in economic activity,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “As our economy rebounds, Texas is committed to working alongside our communities to ensure they have the tools needed to succeed. Music Friendly Communities certified by the Texas Music Office are serious about attracting and developing local music industry growth, and I am proud of all that the Texas Music Office has accomplished in helping communities like Round Rock grow their local economy."
Round Rock 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 and Arlington. Cities that are currently working through the certification process include: Houston, Dallas, and El Paso.
About the Texas Music Friendly Community program: https://gov.texas.gov/music/page/music-friendly-communities.