Updated 4/5/16 to reflect new information about summit dates.
Care about the future of Austin’s music scene? Now is your chance to do something about it. This evening the City of Austin Music Commission will host a public hearing to take public input on the new resolution Austin Music and Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution. In February, as a response to a study commissioned by Austin Music People, Mayor Steve Adler created the proposal with the goal of supporting local musicians and venues through a variety of institutionalized means.
The Austin Music Committee meeting takes place at 6:30pm at the City Hall Boards & Commissions Room (301 W. 2nd Street Austin, TX 78701). If you’re not able to make it to the meeting and want to listen in, you can listen on KAZI or watch a livestream on ATXN.
In addition to today’s hearing, the City of Austin Music Commission is convening a variety of music summits. Each voting district will host its own summit where residents can learn more about the resolution, meet city leaders, and join in a discussion about underdeveloped musical genres in Austin. These genres were identified as the top 10 music genres discussed in the Austin Music Census.
District 1: April 16 — George Washington Carver Museum — D1 Councilmember Ora Houston and D1 Music Commissioner Revlynn Lawson — discussing Urban/Rap music
District 2: April 9 — Patsy’s Cafe — D2 Councilmember Celia Garza and D2 Music Commissioner Rick Carney — discussing Punk and Alternative/Indie music
District 3: May 7 — Fiesta Gardens — D3 Councilmember Sabino “Pio” Renteria and D3 Music Commissioner Al Duarte — discussing Latin
District 4: April 30 — Kick Butt Coffee — D4 Councilmember Greg Casar and Music Commission Chair Gavin Garcia — discussing Rock/Hard Rock/Metal
District 5: April 23 — Strange Brew — D5 Councilmember Ann Kitchen and D5 Music Commissioner Marshall Escamilla — discussing Blues/Soul/World
District 6: April 16 — The Water Tank — Austin Mayor Steve Adler, D6 Councilmember Don Zimmerman, and D6 Music Commissioner Barbara Rappaport — discussing Jazz
District 7: April 28 — Monkey Nest Coffee — D7 Councilmember Leslie Pool and D7 Music Commissioner Elizabeth McQueen — discussing Americana/Folk/Acoustic
District 8: April 29 — venue TBA — D8 Councilmember Ellen Troxclair andand D8 Music Commissioner Toby Baker — discussing Classical/Faith-Based
District 9: May 7 — Spider House Cafe — D9 Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and D9 Music Commissioner Liz Land — discussing Indie/Rock/Pop Rock/EDM
District 10: April 30 — potentially Chez Zee, still TBA — D10 Councilmember Sherry Gallow and D7 Music Commissioner Buddy Quaid — discussing Country & Western/Swing