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Entertainment districts on tap with live music task force

Because nothing rocks like a municipal task force
Because nothing rocks like a municipal task force

Entertainment Districts, that is. The city of Austin’s live music task force is meeting again this Wednesday to discuss said districts – so maybe Red River can get its own due. To bulletin-spam all your MySpace friends with the info, peep the press release below:

Live Music Task Force to hold public hearing on entertainment districts

(Austin, TX) The City of Austin’s Live Music Task Force will hold its third public hearing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, in the Boards and Commissions Room.

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive citizen input on issues surrounding entertainment districts.

Created by Mayor Will Wynn and the Austin City Council in January 2008, the task force is evaluating the state of live music in Austin. The 15-member task force is comprised of musicians, venue owners, promoters and neighborhood representatives, and has formed four subcommittees to review specific areas related to live music.

Those subcommittees are charged with the following tasks:

1) Creating, maintaining and enhancing entertainment districts

2) Building requirements related to sound control and enforcement of sound issues

3) Redevelopment, incentive goals, venue affordability and possible financing options to retain and improve live music venues

4) Analyzing current and potential programs that assist local musicians

In addition to the monthly task force meeting held the second Monday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Austin City Hall, all subcommittees hold two monthly work sessions to compile and review data.

Each subcommittee will conduct at least two public hearings prior to issuing a report of recommendations, expected to be presented to the City Council in October of this year.

For more information about the Live Music Task Force visit:

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