Local Music Update

Due to the COVID-19 crisis the Fort Worth music industry needs your support now more than ever. As live music events have been brought to a standstill hundreds of musicians, crew and technical support staff have been left without work.Visit Fort Worth and Hear Fort Worth are currently undergoing an in-depth study with London-based Sound Diplomacy to showcase the value of music to our local economy and to help build resilience for a music recovery. Learn more here. Discover ways you can get involved and support the local music industry.

Fort Worth Has Deep Roots in Music

Musicians such as Ornette Coleman, Townes Van Zandt, Van Cliburn, T-Bone Burnett and Leon Bridges are from here. A musical renaissance is taking shape in the city. Record labels, artists and music lovers are taking note. New venues are complementing legendary halls. People are discovering the new sounds of Fort Worth. On September 27, 2017 Fort Worth was designated the first music-friendly city in Texas by the Texas Music Office, Office of the Governor’s “Music-Friendly Communities” certification program.

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Creative Industry Relief Fund

United Way has extended a local effort to support musicians and creatives by way of Hear Fort Worth and Film Fort Worth. Learn how to apply and contribute here.

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Ways to Support Local Musicians and Artists

Many in Fort Worth are heeding advice to practice social distancing during the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. The necessary precaution has lead to the cancellation of gigs and concerts that financially support local musicians.