Texas Music Office October 2017 Newsletter

October 5, 2017

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October 2017 Edition

Hand In Hand benefit concert

Chris Stapelton, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, and Lyle Lovett during the Texas finale of the Hand In Hand telethon.

Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concerts

As Hurricane Harvey benefit concerts for all those affected by the storm's massive devastation along the Texas Gulf Coast continue, the Texas Music Office continues to work behind the scenes on events both big and small - including the upcoming Texas Music Flood benefit concerts - to help direct fundraising to RebuildTX.org, and other certified nonprofits and charitable organizations. More than $12 million was raised at benefit concerts in September, and many more continue throughout October.

Read More About Hurricane Relief Benefit Concerts

John Graham, Director of the Frank Erwin CenterDirector of the Frank Erwin Center John Graham has overseen the logitics of more than 800 shows during 28 years at the venue. Photo by Marc Fort.

Frank Erwin Center Director John Graham Wraps a 40 Year Career

Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director of the Frank Erwin Center John Graham is retiring from the business of "creating one-of-a-kind memories" for special event fans after an incredibly successful 28 year run as the Director of the Erwin Center.

Read Our Exclusive Career Retrospective Interview with Graham

Graph of license plate sales

Texas Music License Plate Sales Double After Redesign

With our fiscal year closing at the end of August, the TMO is proud to announce that our Texas Music specialty license plate sales are at an all-time high after the office revamped the plate's design and increased its marketing efforts. Based on sales reports from Texas Department of Transportation, revenue has doubled since the redesign of the plate.

 Learn More About the Texas Music License Plates

Fort Worth Designated A Music Friendly Community

Visit Fort Worth Director Bob Jameson and TMO Director Brendon Anthony at the Music Friendly Community presentation.

Fort Worth Designated "Music Friendly Community"

TMO Director Brendon Anthony traveled to Fort Worth to announce the Fort Worth music community as an officially recognized “music friendly community” as designated by the Texas Music Office’s new program. Look for additional Texas cities to join the program, and receive the designation within the upcoming months. 

 Learn More About Recent TMO Community Outreach

Vegas Info Concerning Missing Loved Ones

Looking For Loved Ones in Las Vegas? And how you can help!

The Texas country music community is one big family, and consequently many extended family members of the Texas country music community were affected by the senseless violence in Las Vegas on the evening of October 1st. The City of Las Vegas has provided resources to check on loved ones affected by the tragedy, as well as ways that you can help.

How to Help the Victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting

Upcoming Events

October 1-Feb 2017
Texas Dance Hall Preservation Trail Guide
Various cities throughout Texas more info

October 6-8 and October 13-15
ACL Music Festival
Austin, TX more info

October 7
Real Life Real Music Festival

Plantersville, TX more info

October 8
Texas Music Flood benefit concerts (weekend 1)

Various cities throughout Texas more info

October 13-15
Bob Wills Fiddle Festival & Contest

Greenville, TX more info

October 15
Texas Music Flood benefit concerts (weekend 2)

Various cities throughout Texas more info

October 20-22
Texas Jazz Festival
Corpus Christi, TX more info