Music Venue Alliance Austin became the first American chapter of the Music Venue Trust and Alliance UK in 2016. Our mission is to organize Austin's venue community with a unified focus and voice, in order to achieve policy protection for invaluable cultural assets that make up a substantial sector of the Austin economy.
Monday August 6, 2018 the Music Commission will convene in the Boards and Commissions Room of City Hall, at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public and free parking with validation.
The Music Commission is comprised of community volunteers appointed by the Council-member of they district he/she represents. Commissioners take input from the community and make recommendations to City Council. If you would like to participate, you may come early and sign up for citizen's communication. You will have three minutes to address the Commission, however they will not be able to ask you questions. If you would like to converse with the Commission, you may contact Gavin Garcia, the Music Commission Chair, who can help get your item on the agenda. See Commissioners by district and contact information on our Resources page.
Through regular meetings, intragroup communications, and directed outreach to local and state government, MVAA will advance several policy initiatives each year that will have a stabilizing impact for all of its members. In addition, MVAA is available to work with individual venues that are experiencing complications with sound disputes or regulatory matters. The long-term goal of Music Venue Alliance is to become a global entity. This Austin chapter aspires to be a beacon for Alliances around the world, and is already working with other cities to organize their venue communities.