As the Texas Music Office's Music Friendly Community program has grown to include more than 30 communities and cities, the events that the cities produce and promote continue to grow too. Check out what's happening across Texas in the various communities in our Music Friendly Communities' Events Round-Up.
On Thursday, May 19, the Texas Music Office will host the Lone Star Showcase at the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City, MO featuring BettySoo, Natalie Price, Danny Schmidt, Giula Millanta, and Los Arcos Hermanos Pena. This is our first year back since the January 2020 conference in New Orleans. Additionally, to find out how you can get involved in Folk Alliance International, check out the Southwest Regional conference in Austin this September 21-25.
The Texas Music Office will join our sister office - the Texas Film Commission - at their upcoming FILM FRIENDLY TEXAS FORUM on May 20, at Southfork Ranch in Parker, TX. TMO Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will host a panel on our Music Friendly Communities Program. Associate Vice President of Creative and Branding & Director of the Fort Worth Music Office Tom Martens is scheduled to join Adams on the panel discussion.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Music Office (TMO), Angelina Arts Alliance, and the City of Lufkin will cohost a Music Friendly Community workshop on Monday, May 9 at 5:30 pm. TMO Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will attend the workshop to explain the Music Friendly Community designation and answer questions.
From rock to rap, country to jazz, the annual “Lubbock Music NOW” album highlights the best artists performing and writing original music in our region. The application process for artists for the 2022 Lubbock Music NOW album opened May 1. Applications and songs must be submitted by May 31.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Music Office (TMO) and Visit Granbury―City of Granbury Convention & Visitors Bureau will cohost a Music Friendly Community workshop on Monday, May 2, at 4 pm.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of Wimberley, having completed the multi-step certification process, has been designated as a Music Friendly Community by the Texas Music Office (TMO). The Music Friendly Community program seeks to foster music business-related economic development in Texas cities and communities.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Task Force on Concert Safety has released their final report which includes recommendations and strategies to ensure the safety of concertgoers in the Lone Star State. Governor Abbott launched the task force on November 10 in response to the tragedy at Astroworld Festival in Houston that killed 10 concertgoers and injured over 300. The task force is led by Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony and consists of safety experts, law enforcement, fire fighters, state agencies, music industry leaders, and others. The task force held several meetings and one-on-one discussions to analyze concert safety and develop ways to enhance security at live music events in Texas.