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29 Texas born-or-based acts received a total of 46 Grammy nominations
On Tuesday, December 18, Conroe, TX will be officially designated as a Texas Music Office-certified "Music Friendly Community," joining music metros such as Austin, San Antonio and Fort Worth. Conroe will be the first city with the business development designation in the Houston area certified by the Texas Music Office.
The Texas Music Office 2019 Texas Music Events Calendar is filling up with the various annual Music Festivals, Awards Shows, Music Conventions, and more. The TMO refers thousands of clients and tourists each year to annual events centered around music...or with significant budgets for live music. Learn more about what type of events are featured on the calendar, and how event promoters can submit events for inclusion.
We sit down for an interview with Randy Rogers of the Randy Rogers Band to talk about his work carrying on the legacy of singer/songwriter/venue owner/artist mentor Kent Finlay. Rogers and bandmate Geoff Hill come together for 'An Evening with Randy Rogers and Geoff Hill' at Seekatz Opera House in New Braunfels, TX on December 9th. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Texas State University for the Kent Finlay Endowment in the University's Center for Texas Music History. In our exclusive interview, Rogers discusses Finlay's mentorship, and why he is proud to carry on Finlay's legacy of fostering new talent as the owner of Cheatham Street Warehouse.
On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, The Texas Music Office within will certify Stephenville as the sixth city to receive the TMO's Music Friendly Community certification at a celebration ceremony from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Twisted J. The public is invited to attend this free event. Performing that evening will be Pearl Street Combo, with an open jam following the ceremony featuring other local musicians.
The Texas Music Office will sponsor several showcase opportunities for Texas musicians at the Folk Alliance International Conference in Montreal, Canada, February 13-17, 2019.The Folk Alliance International Conference provides networking, mentorship, professional development and the chance to perform for venues, festival promoters, booking agents, managers, house concerts and industry representatives from more than 35 countries.
The City of Fort Worth (our initial Music Friendly Community designee) via Visit Fort Worth and the association Hear Fort Worth announced several initiatives to help Fort Worth musicians develop their talent and reach more people.
On Thursday, September 27, The Texas Music Office launched its inaugural benefit concert supporting its Texas Music License Plate Grant Fund, featuring music from the Josh Abbott Band and Rob Baird. The benefit concert was co-sponsored by Bud Light, Floore’s Country Store and Y100 San Antonio’s New Country Leader radio station. During a concert intermission, Anheuser-Busch’s Sr. Manager of Experiential Marketing Doug Mraw presented a check to TMO Director Brendon Anthony for $5,000 that will go directly toward grants for Texas school children to receive music instruments and lessons, as well as toward community music program grants.