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Posted on: November 2, 2023

Band Together on the Square Wins Texas Downtown President’s Award

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Band Together on the Square earned Texas Downtown’s 2023 President’s Award for best promotion of an event for a population of more than 50,000.

Band Together on the Square focused on local bands and singer-songwriters, setting the stage for music lovers to recognize Garland as a music destination to catch on-the-rise artists. The series of concerts created an artistic vibe that made Downtown Garland irresistible during challenging times. 

Band Together was designed to ensure there were feet on the street during a time of uncertainty for our Downtown businesses. With major infrastructure improvements underway, barricades, dirt and seas of fencing, concert attendees still made their way to Downtown Garland week after week to experience stellar musical performances.

“Band Together on the Square was a labor of love from so many folks dedicated to Downtown Garland,” Letecia McNatt, Downtown Development Manager, said. “We crafted an expectation for unique, live music experiences on Friday nights no matter the construction cones, detours or fencing.”

For more than 35 years, the Texas Downtown awards program has recognized outstanding projects, places and people of Texas downtowns. Texas Downtown was established in 1985 to connect and serve communities that are committed to downtown vitality.

The award was announced Oct. 25 at the organization’s annual conference in Nacogdoches. 

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