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State program helps venues fund live music performances

Share the Texas Music Incubator Rebate Program with your favorite local live music venue.


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Fort Worth is full of great music venues and a new state program will provide up to $100,000 to help bring more concerts to the area.

The Texas Music Incubator Rebate Program (TMIR) — signed into law in 2021— now has $20 million in funding to help venues create and support live music performances in the state.

Under Texas Government Code Chapter 485, the TMIR Program provides full and partial rebates on the sales tax for alcoholic drinks to music venues and festival promoters.

Applicants must meet several criteria including:

  • Subject to mixed beverage gross receipts tax or sales tax for beer or wine
  • A music venue with a capacity of under 3,000 people.
  • A music festival promoter and held an event in a county of less than 100,000
  • Compensate performance artists

Send this application portal to your favorite small venue or festival. Applications close Thursday, Nov. 30.

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