Corpus Christi, Texas – February 7, 2023 – The Corpus Christi Film and Music Commission, housed under Visit Corpus Christi in partnership with the Texas Music Office (TMO) is set to co-host the Coastal Bend Music Industry Symposium, a Music Friendly Texas workshop where musicians, venues, and the general public are all welcome to attend and learn about how to make Corpus Christi a music friendly city.

The event will be held on Thursday, February 16th at The House of Rock in downtown Corpus Christi. Throughout the day, various workshops and sessions will take place in an active effort to introduce ideas and processes on how Corpus Christi, as a community can become a Texas Music friendly city. In addition, the event will also look to increase visibility of local talent by showcasing and helping solo acts and bands expand their reach and resources.

"The Music Friendly Workshop is a vital resource to our local music community and our partners. Corpus Christi is a unique destination for music events and its important we showcase these opportunities by first providing a platform for education, networking, and valuable resources.  We are honored to be a partner with the Texas Music Office and the Coast Bend Music Industry Symposium on this important event for Corpus Christi" said Erica Bhakta, Vice President of Visit Corpus Christi and interim Corpus Christi Film and Music Commissioner. 

In addition to various insightful sessions, the Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony and Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will also have a Q&A session opened to they public, where they will explain the Music Friendly Texas designation from 5-5:45pm. 

"As Visit Corpus Christi continues to expand it's efforts through various avenues, including the Corpus Christi Film and Music Commission, it's important to know that there is an economic advantage that this can bring to our destination when processes are executed correctly, and film and music is embraced as a community shared value," said President and CEO of Visit Corpus Christi, Brett Oetting. 

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About Visit Corpus Christi

Visit Corpus Christi is a state and national award winning 501c6 Destination Management Organization contracted by the city of Corpus Christi with a mission to create a better community by sharing Corpus Christi with the world. The organization is primarily funded through Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) paid by visitors while staying overnight in hotels and short-term rentals. Visit Corpus Christi also has a non-profit foundation that supports the hospitality and tourism industry via education programs, raising and providing funding to individuals and businesses during times of need through the Visit CC Cares program. For more information, visit

About the Texas Music Office

The Texas Music Office (TMO) in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism is the only state music office in the nation. For more than 30 years, TMO has fostered the economic development of Texas music businesses, Texas musicians, and Texas communities. TMO operates an extensive network of Music Friendly Texas Certified Community partners across the state, serves as a clearinghouse for Texas music industry information, acts as a liaison between music businesses and government offices, publicizes significant industry developments, and attracts essential music industry to the Lone Star State. A vibrant Texas music industry supports local job creation while drawing visitors from around the globe, attracting a talented workforce across industries, and supporting business recruitment and expansion efforts throughout the state.