Excerpt of Press Release via Office of the Texas Governor Greg Abbott
This press release can be viewed in its entirety here
Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Music Office announced that the Sounds & Cities Conference will be held Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10 in Arlington Texas. Co-hosted by the Texas Music Office, Levitt Pavilion Arlington, and the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, the two-day music conference will include panel discussions on Texas music scene development and conversations about potential statewide collaboration between the certified communities, as well as spotlight economic development best practices that lead to increased music tourism, job creation, and music scene cohesion.
“Music is a big part of the Texas brand,” said Governor Abbott. “A vibrant music industry in communities across Texas not only adds to the quality of lice, it is a competitive advantage, helping the Lone Star State to attract major capital investments, culturally diverse talent, and new jobs across industries. I thank the Texas Music Office and our Music Friendly Communities for sharing their knowledge and joining the conversation on continued economic expansion strategies for local music businesses, musicians, venues, and the music industry across the state.”
“The Levitt Pavilion Arlington is proud to support the efforts of the Texas Music Office in spreading the word through the Music Friendly Community certification program,” said Letatia Teykl, Executive Director, Levitt Pavilion Arlington. “The Arlington Music Friendly Community is excited about the possibilities!”
Third Annual Texas Sounds & Cities Conference
September 9-10, 2021
Globe Life Field, Arlington