The Irving Mayor and City Council have approved a development agreement that will bring the Texas Musicians Museum to the heart of the city.
The museum, which will be located at 222 E. Irving Blvd., is part of Irving’s push to revitalize the city’s historic downtown area.
“Texans love their music and their musicians,” said Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne. “We believe the museum will spin off additional happenings — festivals, restaurants, as well as provide a venue for local bands. It will be a great addition to the area.”
The Texas Musicians Museum will house a memorabilia collection as well as host a number of concerts on its indoor and outdoor stages, including the Lemon Blues Festival, Texas Crawfish Party & Music Jam, Texas Tejano & Conjunto Festival and Texas Music and Arts Festival.
“We have big plans for the museum,” said Executive Director Tom Kreason, who began the project in 2007 in Hillsboro, then moved it to Waxahachie in 2010. “I am moving it to Irving because Irving has all the characteristics common with emerging music scenes — the access, the demographic and Heritage Crossing’s historic ambiance. I appreciate the city for embracing this project.”
Plans call for the museum to open in 2014.
SOURCE City of Irving & Rambler Newspaper