Texas Sounds & Cities Conference
Join The City of Houston's Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs 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!
Check into the Whitehall Hotel on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 for the opening night celebrations and welcome reception. The full day of the conference begins Thursday, November 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.
The full schedule and more details will be announced soon!
1700 Smith Street
Houston, Texas 77002
Opening Night Reception
The Heights Theater
339 W 19th St
Houston, TX 77008
The Alley Theatre
615 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - Afternoon/Late Afternoon
Welcome and option events/Check into hotels
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - Morning/Evening
Full Day of Conference
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 over 40 (and counting) 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.