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Texas Music Friendly Community

“Our community is exceptional in the quality of musicians who live here, the well-known names who play here and the number and variety of great music venues here. The Texas Music Office Community Program gives us a way to advocate for our music industry talent and to expand our reputation as a destination for great music in Texas,”

– Deirdre Taylor, Past President of the Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance, which is collaborating with the City of Wimberley on the Music Friendly designation. 

The core function of the Texas Music Office is to serve as a clearinghouse for Texas music industry information via the TMO’s Texas Music Industry Directory (a business referral network comprised of 15,000-plus Texas music businesses), serve as a liaison between music businesses and government offices and agencies, publicize significant developments within the industry, and to attract essential music industry to foster the economic development of Texas music businesses and musicians.

Click here for more information on the Texas Music Office.


Wimberley was certified as a Texas Music Friendly Community by the Texas Music Office, Office of the Governor on April 29, 2022. TMO Community Relations and Outreach Specialist, Chip Adams, presented the Music Friendly Community designation to City of Wimberley Mayor, Gina Fulkerson, in a ceremony at Blue Hole Regional Park cheered by an audience of several hundred enthusiastic music lovers. 

Participation in the Texas Music Office’s Music Friendly Community program provides Texas communities with a network for fostering music industry development and sends a clear message to industry professionals that certified communities are serious about attracting and developing music industry growth.


As a community that attracts and supports creativity in all its forms, we are proud to the many nationally acclaimed musicians who call Wimberley home. 

Sarah Jarosz

Billy Crockett

Ray Willie Hubbard

Kim Miller & Karen Mal

Dirje Childs

Slaid Cleaves

Michael Fracasso & Will Taylor

Susan Gibson

Nathan Brown

Ruthie Foster


Music is an integral part of the Wimberley culture, with popular talented musicians playing music of every genre in venues from small intimate cafes to lively bars to large festivals.

Kim Miller

Pear Duo

Marvin and Laura Bottera

Chick Morgan

Neal Ford Band

Roland Brown & Martin Auhegler


Wimberley is home to the world-class Blue Rock Artists Ranch and Studio as well as other excellent independent production facilities and top industry professionals of all kinds.

Billy Crockett at Blue Rock

Women with Standards at Garrison Room


Whether it’s a concert at Blue Hole Park, Basecamp Gallery and Wine Bar, world-renown Blue Rock Artist’s Ranch, or any of the areas many bars, restaurants and events venues, Wimberley has it all.

Middleton Brewing

Blue Hole Park

Purple Barn

Be sure to register your music business or venue in the Texas Music Industry Directory.


As part of the designation process, we have created an advisory board made up of Wimberley community and music industry stakeholders. Our goal is to elevate the Wimberley Valley as a vibrant cultural hub for musicians and music lovers.

Carl Rabenaldt, Co-chair, Owner, Middleton Brewing, Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance Board

Clarise Kehoe, Events Manager, Wimberley Downtown Merchants Association

Dori Bradford, Administration at Rupert Neve Designs, LLC

Kim Miller, Musician, Lyricist, Poet

Nathan Glasier, Co-chair, City of Wimberley Planning and Development Coordinator, TCA Liaison

Richard (Coach) Smith, Radio Announcer, KWVH

For information about Wimberley and the Texas Music City designation, contact Nathan Glaiser,

Wimberley Music Friendly Advisory Committee From left: Co-Chair, Carl Rabenaldt, Chair Nathaniel Glassier; Members, Clarise Kehoe, Dori Bradford, Kim Miller. {Not pictured, Richard (Coach) Smith).  Photo by Penny Stone

Add Your Name to the Directory

Be sure to register your music business or venue in the Wimberley Music Industry Directory.