The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at 5 p.m. at the Port Aransas City Hall Council Chambers.

The Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the City of Port Aransas, and the Texas Music Office are co-hosting the Music Friendly Community Workshop in Port Aransas for people interested in learning about the state’s new Music Friendly Community designation program. All Port Aransas musicians, artists, songwriters, venue managers, elected officials or interested residents and business owners are encouraged to attend. 

The designation program seeks to foster music industry development in Texas cities and communities that are serious about attracting and developing local music industry growth.

“Port Aransas is already a musical powerhouse for the celebration of the live music scene in Texas,” said Brett Stawar, President & CEO of the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce.  “Port Aransas is home to over 25 live music venues that offer regular live music performances.  On the Gulf, Port Aransas is on the forefront of showcasing live music performances and welcomes the opportunity of being a Music Friendly Community.”

A community workshop is part of the process to secure the Texas Friendly designation certification. The Port Aransas workshop will feature Chip Adams, Community Relations & Outreach Specialist of the Texas Music Office in the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism Division. Adams will provide details and answer questions about the designation program.

In 2019, the Texas music industry, with support from the Texas Music Office, generated $23.4 billion in economic revenue and created more than 209,000 jobs in communities across the state.

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