Today, the Texas Music Office officially announced San Antonio as a “Music Friendly Community.” Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony presented the certification to San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Department of Arts & Culture Director Debbie Racca-Sittre, and San Antonio Arts Commission music committee chair and musician Henry Brun at a news conference this morning. The announcement event also included a live performance by San Antonio-based art-rock band, Butttercup.
San Antonio is the fourth city in the state, joining Fort Worth, Austin and Denton, to be designated as a “Music Friendly Community” by the Texas Music Office, a division in the Office of the Governor. The Texas Music Office developed this program to better facilitate an interconnected and organized music community across the state, allowing the designated communities to address the needs and opportunities of the local music industry, facilitate data and best practice sharing with the Texas Music Office and other Music Friendly Communities, and to best market each city’s and the state’s music offerings globally. Dallas and Lubbock are also cities pursuing this certification.
See the San Antonio website here for more details on the requirements San Antonio met.