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Governor Abbott Announces Belton Music Friendly Texas Community Workshop

August 9, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Music Office (TMO) and the City of Belton will co-host a Music Friendly Texas Community workshop on Wednesday, August 16.

"Music is key to the Texas brand and to our local economies,” said Governor Abbott. "I thank the Texas Music Office for helping communities large and small develop creative partnerships and grow new jobs. Working alongside local leaders like those in the City of Belton, we can ensure Texas communities have the tools needed to succeed."

TMO Community Relations and Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will be in attendance to explain the Music Friendly Texas Community designation and the benefits of becoming certified and answer any questions.

Participation in TMO’s Music Friendly Texas program, the first in the nation since introduced by TMO in 2016, provides Texas communities with a network for fostering music industry development and sends a clear message to industry professionals that certified communities are serious about attracting and developing music industry growth. The Belton workshop is the first step in the certification process. When completed, Belton will join 42 other Texas cities that have earned the Music Friendly Texas designation.


Musicians, venues, and the general public are welcome to attend in person or online.

To join virtually, visit:


Music Friendly Texas Community Workshop – Belton

Wednesday, August 16 at 1:00 PM

Belton Economic Development

412 E Central Ave, Suite B

Belton, TX 76513


For more information on the event, visit:  

Questions may be directed to: Paul Romer, City of Belton, Director of Communications, 254-933-5889,


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