Planning your community's night time attractions in terms of music
I have written before about Seattle's initiatives around music. The vision is organized into three categories: City of Musicians, City of Live Music, and City of Music Business.
A Music Commission was created to oversee the development and implementation of the plan and program.
-- Seattle City of Music: A vision for the future of music in Seattle (planning document)
-- Current Commission Workplan
The Baltimore Sun has an interesting piece, "Getting Baltimore in tune with Austin," concerning lessons that the city can take from Austin, Texas, where for the past week, the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference has been going full blast, attracting more than 100,000 people to the city.
Kelly West: Austin American-Statesman. Sixth Street in downtown Austin is filled with pedestrians during the SXSW music festival.
I am also intrigued by New York City's Make Music New York festival, which takes place every June 21st, the longest day of the year.