HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – 2023 is less than a month away, and advocates for Huntsville’s growing music scene are looking to 2022.
City officials, musicians and music lovers gathered at the Fractal Brewing Project on Tuesday evening to reflect on how far they’ve come and what lies ahead.
Board members of the Music Office of Huntsville say their goal is to strategically cultivate a world-class music scene unlike any other and be recognized as a premier international music destination. According to the board, the caliber of talent coming to the Orion Amphitheater, Mars Music Hall, VBC, Stovehouse, Furniture Factory, Camp and other local venues continues to impress.
The board says the town has taken music seriously, and Huntsville’s music scene has grown significantly.
This year, nine Huntsville residents were named to the city’s first-ever music council, and the city declared September Music Month.
Officials say there has been an increase in concerts in 2022, but one of the city’s biggest achievements in the music scene has been the Orion Amphitheatre.
Huntsville Music Officer Matt Mandrella says there’s a lot to look forward to in 2023 as the city continues to build on the initiatives and programs that were put in place this year.
“We have the Music Cities convention coming up in October. It is the largest convention in the world focused on the implementation of music in the planning and development of cities. We are really excited about it! Mandrella explained. “It’s going to have delegates from over 25 countries in Huntsville. It’s just a great way to introduce our community to the music industry, government, and economic development professionals around the world. »
A musician says he appreciates Huntsville making music a priority.
Madison County resident Daniel West says, “I know Huntsville has created an atmosphere for artists to have a place to voice their opinions and showcase their talents. I am happy to be part of this community.
At Tuesday’s event, West walked around and handed out flyers for an upcoming round of listening sessions. Information about this event can be found here.
The Huntsville Music Council encourages everyone to check out their website and sign up for their e-blasts to stay current with the Huntsville music scene.
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