Governor Abbott Announces San Angelo Designated As Music Friendly Community
Governor Greg Abbott announced that San Angelo, having completed the multi-step certification process, has been designated as a Music Friendly Community by the Texas Music Office. The Music Friendly Community program seeks to foster music business economic development in Texas cities and communities.
Brendon Anthony, director of the Texas Music Office within the Office of the Governor’s Economic Development Division, presented the Music Friendly Community designation in San Angelo to Mayor Brenda Gunter on Thursday, June 27, 2019 during a presentation at The House of FiFi Dubois that was open to the public.
"With support from the Texas Music Office, the Texas music industry created more than 209,000 direct and indirect permanent jobs in communities all across the Lone Star State last year and generated $23.4 billion in economic activity,” 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 San Angelo grow their local economy."
“San Angelo had always been blessed with a love of music and talented musicians. Being designated as a Music Friendly city is an honor and an opportunity," said Mayor Gunter. "San Angelo is a city that celebrates musical talent and supports the incredible talent at our many venues that open their doors to showcase the creative musical entertainment.”
San Angelo joined other Texas cities that have received the official Music Friendly Community designation from the Texas Music Office, including Conroe, Stephenville, Lindale, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, and Denton.