Governor Abbott Announces South Padre Island Designated Music Friendly Texas Certified Community

~ The City of South Padre Island has been designated as a Music Friendly Texas Community by the Texas Music Office (TMO). Governor Greg Abbott congratulated the city on their achievement, noting that music is key to the Texas brand and is deeply rooted in its cultural traditions.

Mayor Patrick McNulty expressed his excitement for the certification, saying it was more than just a designation but a commitment to cultivating a vibrant music scene that reflects the heart and soul of their community. Visit South Padre Island Executive Director Blake Henry also shared his enthusiasm for the recognition, noting that it further highlights their commitment to supporting a thriving music scene.

The Music Friendly Texas Community Certification Ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 16th at 9:00 AM at South Padre Island City Hall. TMO Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will present the designation and members of the community are invited to attend. This event will be cohosted by TMO, Visit South Padre Island, and the City of South Padre Island.

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South Padre Island is now the 53rd Music Friendly Texas Certified Community. The program seeks to foster music business-related economic development and job creation in Texas cities and communities. With support from TMO, last year alone, the Texas music industry accounted for more than 192,000 direct and indirect permanent jobs and generated more than $26 billion in economic activity statewide.

The Music Friendly Texas program was introduced by TMO in 2016 as the first of its kind in the nation. It is hoped that this certification will continue to enhance South Padre Island's appeal as a destination for music lovers while boosting local job creation and economic growth.

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