"The sound was the best on our entire tour."
- Pat Flynn, Michael Martin Murphey Band
"I love this place!"
- Joe King Carrasco
The Texas Music Barn has been called the best new listening house
Requests to perform at the Barn are frequent and numerous.
So, we needed
to make all performers aware of how we decide who gets to play at
Since the Barn is inside the world headquarters of the Academy of
you must understand that only acts who are members of the Academy
be considered for performances. Still, that leaves hundreds
of possible acts.
Also, since the annual Texas Music Awards are held in the Barn,
feels that the list of performers needs to be limited to those who
connection with the Texas Music Awards. So, only those acts
received a nomination from the Texas Music Awards are considered
a performance at the Barn. (Some rare exceptions may apply)
So, if you are a band seeking to play The
Barn, you must first be a member
of the Academy of Texas Music,
Inc. and have your music listed with
if you are a nominee for one of the
annual Texas Music Awards, you
are now eligible to book a show at The Barn.
If you are a member, but have not been nominated for a TMA, you
may still apply to perform at the Barn. We do make rare
There is no fee to use the Barn if you are a member. You
will, however play for a part
of the door. There are no paid gigs at the Barn, since the
Academy is a non-profit charity.
This is detailed in our performance contract. While the
venue is not a union house,
many of us are union musicians and subscribe to union philosophy.
Our contract has guarantees that are fair to both the performer and venue.
Typically, the sale of as little as thirty-two tickets can cover both
and performers can usually reach union scale wages
seventy-five tickets sold. We can
provide lodging, meals, and merchandise
handling for you, and each
of these services changes the terms of the contract slightly.
To become a member of the Academy,
To get listed with MyTexasMusic.com,
To see what it takes to get nominated,
If you are eligible already and would like to discuss booking a
send email to Tommy Hooper at