Texas – 50 States of Music

$23.4B

Music Industry Contribution to State Economic Activity

Texas Music Office

209,888

Jobs Supported

Texas Music Office

8,331

Music Businesses

Stephen Siwek/Economists Inc.
A2IM/RIAA

9,591

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

87,847

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

No other state can boast the musical flavor and flair of Texas.

Home to the Austin City Limits Music Festival and South by Southwest (among many other events), the Lone Star State’s contributions to music – including artists, genres, and influence – is unparalleled.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Beyoncé Knowles
  • Boz Scaggs
  • Buddy Holly
  • Ciara
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Don Henley
  • George Strait
  • Janis Joplin
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Meat Loaf (Michael Lee Aday)
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Norah Jones
  • Pantera
  • Roy Orbison
  • Stephen Stills
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Usher
  • Willie Nelson
  • ZZ Top

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • 1107 Dragon
    • 502 Bar
    • ACL Music Festival
    • Alley Theatre
    • Antone's Nightclub
    • Arena Theatre
    • Arts Mission Oak Cliff
    • AT&T Center
    • Austin360 Amphitheater
    • Barracuda
    • Billy Bob's
    • Black Sparrow Music Parlor
    • Brackenridge Park Conservancy
    • Brass Hall
    • Brewster Street Icehouse 
    • Cactus Theater 
    • Canton Hall
    • Carousel Lounge 
    • Carson Creek Ranch
    • Cedar Street Coutryard
    • Cine El Rey
    • Club DaDa
    • Club Here I Love You
    • ColdTowne Theater
    • Coliseo
    • Concrete Street Amphitheater 
    • Coupland Dancehall
    • Cowboys Dance Hall
    • Dan’s Silver Leaf
    • Deep Ellum Art Company
    • Dirty Dog Bar
    • Dos Equis Pavilion
    • Double Wide
    • Elysium
    • Emo's
    • Empire Control Room
    • Fannin Studios
    • Faust
    • Firehouse Saloon
    • Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music Venue
    • Flamingo Cantina
    • Float Fest Festival
    • Floore's Country Store
    • Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
    • Gas Monkey LIve!
    • Giddy Ups
    • Half Step
    • Happy Cow
    • Haute Spot Venue
    • Hitones
    • Hotel Vegas Austin
    • House of Rock
    • Intelligent Grind
    • Last Concert Cafe
    • Leftwoods Pub
    • Levitation
    • Levitation Festival
    • Levitt Pavilion
    • Lighthouse Lounge
    • Lights All Night Festival
    • Limelight
    • Lola’s Saloon
    • Lonesome Rose
    • Long Center for the Performing Arts
    • Magnolia Motor Lounge
    • Main At South Side
    • Main Street Crossing
    • Majestic Theatre
    • Mavericks
    • McGonigel's Mucky Duck
    • Medusa
    • Mohawk
    • Moody Theater
    • Neon Desert Festival
    • Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
    • Old Settler's Music Festival
    • One-2-One Bar
    • One World
    • Paper Tiger
    • Parade of Flesh
    • Paramount Theatre
    • Perot Theatre
    • Poodies Roadhouse
    • Prophet Bar
    • Quiet Valley Ranch
    • ReToX Bar
    • Ridglea Theater
    • Riley’s Tavern
    • River City Rockfest Festival
    • Roundup Music Venue
    • Ruins
    • Sam’s Burger Joint Music Hall
    • Scottie’s Grill
    • Shipping and Receiving Bar
    • Sixth Street Live
    • South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival
    • Speakeasy
    • Spider House Cafe and ballroom
    • Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ
    • Stay Gold
    • Stereo Live
    • The Amp Room
    • The Bomb Factory
    • The Bugle Boy
    • The Coliseum
    • The Ector Theatre
    • The Far Out Lounge
    • The Heights Theater
    • The Holding Cell
    • The Hole in the Wall
    • The Kessler Theater
    • The Lowbrow Palace
    • The Marc On The Square
    • The Mix
    • The Museum of Human Achievement
    • The North Door
    • The Nothing Song
    • The Parish
    • The Rock Box Live Music Venue
    • The Sanctuary Music & Events Center
    • The Secret Group
    • The Texas Theatre
    • The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
    • The Venue ATX
    • The White Horse
    • Three Links
    • Trees Dallas
    • Tulips Fort Worth
    • Ubbi Dubbi Festival
    • Unit 108
    • Vulcan Gas Company
    • Warehouse Live
    • White Oak Music Hall
    • Whitewater Amphitheater
    • Yaga’s Cafe

    Music Schools

    • Midwestern State University
    • Rice University (Shepherd School of Music)
    • Sam Houston State University
    • Southern Methodist University
    • Texas Christian University
    • Texas Lutheran University
    • Texas Tech University (School of Music)
    • University of Houston (Moores School of Music)
    • University of North Texas College of Music
    • University of Texas (Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music)

    Major Music Conferences

    • SXSW
    • Music Biz Day
    • Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference
    • DIY Musician Conference
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