Arlington Named Music-Friendly Community by Texas Music Office
By Levitt Pavilion Communications
Posted on December 16, 2020, December 16, 2020
Music-Friendly Community Seal

Arlington is leaving 2020 behind on a high note after being officially designated by Gov. Greg Abbott's Texas Music Office as a Texas Music-Friendly Community. The certification ceremony is at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 via Zoom. Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, Arlington City Manager Trey Yelverton and Arlington Convention & Visitor's Bureau CEO Ron Price will receive the certification from Texas Music Office Community Relations & Outreach Specialist (and Arlington native) Chip Adams.

Arlington officials began the process of becoming a Texas Music-Friendly Community in October and completed the steps this month, making Arlington the 20th city in 2020 to receive the designation and helping the Texas Music Office reach its "20 in 2020" goal. The process was led by Letatia Teykl, executive director of Levitt Pavilion Arlington, along with Price and leaders in Arlington's music industry, including venues, artists, producers, educators and recording studios.

The Texas Music Office program seeks to foster music business economic development in Texas cities and communities.

"As a Film-Friendly Certified Community, Arlington is incredibly excited to now be recognized as a Music-Friendly City by the Texas Music Office," said Mayor Williams. "Arlington has a rich musical legacy, including the fine arts department of our school district that has produced Grammy Award-winning talent like Pentatonix and Maren Morris, and we are also home to the great Kirk Franklin. I want to thank Levitt Pavilion Arlington, City staff and the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau for working on this initiative and to help us foster music economic development opportunities throughout The American Dream City."

Cities that have received the official Music-Friendly Community designation from the Texas Music Office include Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Denton, Lindale, Stephenville, Conroe, San Angelo, Nacogdoches, Abilene, McKinney, Waxahachie, Waco, Alpine and Bastrop.

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