Conroe to be become TMO-certified “Music Friendly Community”
On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, The Texas Music Office will certify Conroe - one of the fastest growing cities in the United States - as the seventh city to be certified as a "Music Friendly Community" at a celebration ceremony from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Pacific Yard House. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Shannon Overby, director of the Visit Conroe convention and visitors bureau, notes that the program will help the city partner with the community to connect various musical entities—nonprofits, music education, musicians, venues and producers—through a collection of contact information.
“The fact we have live music every night in the community is a great tool to market when bringing tourists to the area [and] helps foster the growth of the music industry,” Overby said. “[The official designation] helps drive those businesses into our community as well as allows us to market it a little bit more.”
"The Texas music industry generated over $19.8 billion in economic activity and created over 178,000 direct and indirect permanent jobs in communities all across the Lone Star State last year, with support from the Texas Music Office,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “Music Friendly Communities certified by the Texas Music Office are serious about attracting and developing local music industry growth, and I am proud of all that the Texas Music Office has accomplished in helping communities like Conroe grow their local economy."
Conroe joins other Texas cities that have received the official Music Friendly Community designation from the Texas Music Office, including Lindale, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, and Denton.
Conroe Music Friendly Community Certification Presentation
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Pacific Yard House
101 Metcalf Street
Conroe, TX 77301
- Conroe Mayor Toby Powell will be in attendance and read a proclamation.
- Performing artist Kenna Danielle will open the event with a short performance at 5 pm.
- Performing artist Jason Allen will headline the event with a performance at 6 pm.