Fort Worth: Travel, Film, Music
Record numbers of visitors are discovering Fort Worth. More than 9.1 million people visit each year resulting in $2.4 billion annual economic impact of direct and indirect spending. Tourism provides 23,000+ jobs in Fort Worth and provides $598 of tax relief per household.
Since its inception in 2015, the Fort Worth Film Commission has assisted over 300 projects and reported an $11.9 million economic impact in its first two years. Projects include Sundance Film Festival debuts such as A Ghost Story and Never Goin’ Back to David Lowery’s Old Man & the Gun starring Robert Redford.
In September 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. Since then Hear Fort Worth has launched a number of initiatives to help local musicians develop their talent and reach more people. Studio Sessions, a partnership with Niles City Sound, the studio that discovered Fort Worth’s Leon Bridges, will select four emerging artists to develop and public a record single in 2019.
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