Virtual panelists includes representatives from San Francisco, Brisbane & Toronto
(November 26 – Austin, TX) The City of Austin Music & Entertainment Division within the Economic Development Department will conduct stakeholder meetings through February to gather input and priorities to improve compatibility among live music and entertainment venues, residences and hotels.
The engagement will kick off with a Sound Compatibility Best Practices Forum from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. onWednesday, November 28, at Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St.
The City of Austin is committed to entertainment and live music venues, while protecting the quality of life for residents and visitors. A concerted focus on sound compatibility with residential and hotel development is essential for venues to remain viable as contributors to Austin’s economy and culture.
On October 18, 2018, City Council approved a resolution directing staff to return to City Council with a stakeholder-informed proposal to improve compatibility between residents, lodging establishments, and music-related businesses. The goal of this engagement and ongoing initiative is to identify stakeholder priorities that can inform actions by the City of Austin. Panelists will speak to actions including technological and programmatic intervention to address sound compatibility.
Free parking is available with ticket validation. For more information, project stakeholder sign up, and a tentative timeline, please visit www.austintexas.gov/soundcheck.
Upcoming Entertainment + Sound Compatibility Engagement Meetings:
Wed, November 28, (3:00 pm): Austin City Hall Council Chambers, 301 W 2nd St
Free parking with ticket validation.
Wed, December 5, (3:00 pm): George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center –
Boyd Vance Theatre, 1165 Angelina
Free parking available.
About The City of Austin Music & Entertainment Division: The City of Austin Economic Development Department’s Music & Entertainment Division is highly engaged in developing and executing initiatives that help accelerate the growth of the music industry infrastructure by focusing on job creation, talent export, trade development, and industry revenue growth. The Entertainment Services Group creates and manages policies, tools, and partnerships that promote a unique, vibrant, safe and well-planned live music, entertainment, and nightlife infrastructure in Austin, while promoting venue preservation and residential quality of life. For more information: www.atxmusic.org
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701