Governor Abbott Announces Weatherford Designated Music Friendly Texas Certified Community

~ The City of Weatherford has been designated a Music Friendly Texas Certified 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 the cultural traditions of the state.

"I congratulate the City of Weatherford on earning the Music Friendly Texas Certified Community designation," said Governor Abbott. "Music is key to the Texas brand and is deeply rooted in the cultural traditions of our great state. Music Friendly Texas Communities certified by the Texas Music Office work hard to attract and develop the local music industry to boost local job creation and economic growth."

The Music Friendly Texas program, which was introduced by TMO in 2016, seeks to foster music business-related economic development and job creation in cities and communities across Texas. According to Governor Abbott, with support from TMO, last year alone, the music industry accounted for more than 192,000 direct and indirect permanent jobs and generated more than $26 billion in economic activity statewide.

More on
Mayor Paul Paschall expressed his excitement for Weatherford's recognition as a Music Friendly Texas Community. "This recognition is extremely important for our community, local economy, and visitors," said Paschall. "Our local music community will continue to flourish, thrive, and evolve with the receipt of this recognition."

Tammy Gazzola, President of Weatherford Chamber also shared her enthusiasm for this designation. "We are excited to be recognized as a prestigious Music Friendly Texas Community," said Gazzola. "On any given day in Weatherford, you can find amazing artists performing throughout our community. With this designation, we look forward to welcoming even more talented artists to town."

Elizabeth Baker from Cultural Arts Committee Chair also commented on Weatherford's rich history with music. "Weatherford has such a rich history and wonderful traditions that celebrate our love of music in all genres," said Baker. "From international piano competitions to tribute bands and everything in between, Weatherford is poised and ready to be the hub for musicians and music enthusiasts in our region."

The Music Friendly Texas Community Certification Ceremony will be held on Saturday October 7th during the Weatherford Wine & Whiskey Walk where Chip Adams from TMO's Community Relations & Outreach Specialist will present the designation. This makes Weatherford 47th certified community under this program since its introduction four years ago.

Filed Under: Government, State

Show All News | Report Violation


Latest on