A Message From The Texas Music Office Regarding Mass Gatherings
Music industry stakeholders:
The Texas Music Office and the Office of the Governor’s Economic Development & Tourism Division are both closely monitoring attempts to mitigate COVID-19, and how those mitigation attempts are affecting the music industry.
Decisions regarding mass gatherings – and any potential suspension of mass gathering permits (e.g. the City of Austin’s recent suspension and review of mass gathering permits for events with an audience capacity of 2,500 or more individuals) – will be made at the local level by the city and county officials who initially issued the mass gathering permit.
Please find information on Governor Greg Abbott’s recent briefing by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) concerning COVID-19, Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other relevant state agencies here. Messaging from the Texas Department of State Health Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may also serve as information resources. We appreciate that this unprecedented situation has an immediate effect on the live music industry and associated Texas music businesses. We will continue to serve as a resource for information and referrals.
For an official statement and updates from SXSW concerning the first cancellation of their conference in 34 years, please see their statement.
Thank you for your diligence as our industry navigates best practices for public safety.
Texas Music Office, Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428, Austin, TX 78711