Governor Abbott Announces City Of Marshall As Music Friendly Community | Office of the Texas Governor

January 6, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott announced today that the City of Marshall has completed a multi-step certification process and has been designated as a Music Friendly Community by the Texas Music Office (TMO). The Music Friendly Community program aims to foster economic development related to the music business in Texas cities and communities.

“Music is a big part of the Texas brand and is deeply rooted in the cultural heritage of this great state,” said Abbott. “Music Friendly Communities, certified by the Texas Music Office, are committed to attracting and developing the local music industry to support local job creation and economic growth. City of Marshall Designates Music Friendly Communities We congratulate them on their acquisition and look forward to working with them for their continued success.”

“Marshall is a treasure trove of history, culture and music,” said Senator Brian Hughes. , a place worthy of this title.We thank Governor Abbott and the Texas Music Authority for giving Marshall this recognition.”

“Being recognized as a Texas Music Friendly Community is another step for the City of Marshall to showcase to the world the rich cultural heritage of the City of Marshall,” said Fran Hurley, executive director of the Marshall Area Arts Council. said. “Texas has many programs for communities like ours to connect directly to state-level tourism. Plus, this provides great opportunities for musicians. Working together to share knowledge and understanding in a way that is driven from within the community, it is a great way for Marshall to provide opportunities for local musicians to be known throughout Texas.”

“Marshall is a truly historic town, and this includes music,” said Alan Loudermilk, owner of Ginocchio’s restaurant and bar. “The boogie-woogie his style of music, which historians attribute to Marshall, continues to influence music around the world. doing.”

TMO Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will be recognizing the Music Friendly Community at a community celebration featuring live performances co-hosted by the City of Marshall and Visit Marshall on Friday, January 13th.

Marshall Music Friendly Community Certification Ceremony

Friday, January 13th

Marshall Convention Center

2501 E End Blvd S, Marshall, TX 75672

17:45: Doors open

18:00: Ceremony with Texas Music Office

6:30 p.m.: Jake Williams

7:15pm: Wes Jeans Band with Pepper Holt

8:30 p.m.: Trace Ellington

For ticket prices and details, visit

Media inquiries can be directed to:

LeAnne White, City of Marshall Economic Development Manager, 903.934.7971

Marshall has received official Music Friendly Community designations including Abilene, Alpine, Arlington, Austin, Bastrop, Blenheim, Bryan, Conroe, Dallas, Denison, Denton, Dripping Springs, Edinburgh, El Paso, Ft. joins more than 35 Texas cities in Worth, Grand Prairie, Harker Heights, Houston, Lindale, Lubbock, McAllen, McKinney, Nacogdoches, New Braunfels, Odessa, Port Aransas, Round Rock, Salado, San Angelo, San Antonio, San Marcos, Selma, Stephenville, Victoria, Vidor, Waco, Waxahachie, Wimberley.

Learn more about the Texas Music Friendly Community Program.

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