“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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org