Texas Sounds & Cities Conference
5th Annual Texas Sounds & Cities Conference
Join the City of Houston, the City of Houston's Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, the Houston Music Advisory Board, and the Office of the Governor's Texas Music Office for the 5th Annual Texas Sounds & Cities Conference in Houston, TX from November 8-9, 2023!
This two-day conference will include panel discussions on Texas music scene development, conversations about potential state-wide collaboration between the certified communities, as well as conversations spotlighting economic development best practices which in turn lead to increased music tourism and music scene cohesion. This yearly conference is a time for our Music Friendly Texas Certified Communities to come together and learn from each other. Music Friendly Texas Community Liaisons are invited to present updates from their respective programs. There will be time for round table discussions to learn from the successes and challenges of their fellow certified communities.
Registration and full schedule below!
GENERAL HOUSTON PUBLIC (Not Conference Attendees) - Please register with the Houston Music Advisory Board's Music Directory for an invite to the Public Opening Reception on Nov. 8th & the Wrap Celebration on Nov. 9th.
TSC CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - Afternoon/Late Afternoon
2PM - 4PM - Conference Check-in & Badge Pickup at The Whitehall Houston Hotel
3PM - Hotel Check-In at The Whitehall Houston Hotel
4:30PM - Houston Music Tour Shuttle Departs From The Whitehall (limited capacity)
6PM - Opening Reception at Saint Arnold Brewing Company
TSC CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - Morning through Evening
7AM - Shuttle departs from Whitehall Hotel to The Heights Theater
8AM - 12:45PM - Morning Session at The Heights Theater
8AM - Welcome Breakfast
8:50AM - Music Friendly Texas Updates + Regional Office Presentation
9:20AM - Texas Music Incubator Rebate Program Presentation
10:10AM - City of Austin Presentation: Updated Zoning to Support Music Venues
10:55AM - National Independent Venue Association Presentation
11:40AM - Music Friendly Texas Community Presentations - Odessa & Dripping Springs
Noon - Networking Lunch + Shuttles to The Alley Theatre
1:15PM - 4:30PM - Afternoon Session at The Alley Theatre
1:15PM - Alley Theatre Welcome
1:20PM - Houston Music Advisory Board Panel
2:05PM - Guest Speaker: Bun B
3PM - Roundtable Discussions: Launch of the MFT Regional Office Program
3:45PM - Roundtable Presentations + Q&A
4:30PM - Tour of Lynn Wyatt Square + Jones Hall
5:15PM - Shuttles to Double Trouble for Closing Reception
5:30PM - Closing Reception at Double Trouble
7PM - Wrap Celebration at Continental Club
What is a Music Friendly Texas Community?
The TMO operates the Music Friendly Texas program, the first in the nation since introduced by TMO in 2016, which consists of an extensive network of 50 certified Music Friendly Texas community partners across the state, all of whom seek to foster music business-related economic development and job creation in their Texas cities and communities.
TMO Director Brendon Anthony addressing a previous Texas Sounds & Cities Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.