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Music Festival Permit

  • Chapter 8, Article VI of the Municipal Code
  • Music Festival Permits require City Council Approval, should be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office a minimum of two months in advance.
  • When do I need a music festival permit?
    • A music festival permit is required for any public outdoor live musical entertainment with more than three hundred fifty (350) people in attendance.
  • A permit is not required if:
    • The event is a private home party. "Private home parties" are those social events or gatherings held solely at a private single-family residence, featuring live musical entertainment arranged for by the resident owner and consisting of only one (1) band or performer, and at which no guest in attendance shall pay any admission fee or other required concession cost.
  • Required:
    • Application Fee
      • $100.00
    • Insurance Requirements
    • Hold Harmless
    • Restoration Bond
    • The site or location of the proposed music festival and the zoning classification
    • A precise description of the kinds and names of entertainments to be offered
      • The number of entertainments
      • A diagram indicating where they are to be located on the proposed site
    • The number and location of off-street parking spaces,
    • The number and location of toilet facilities to be used by patrons of the music festival
    • The dates and hours the music festival is to be in operation
    • Any other information that the city council shall from time to time determine necessary in making a determination as to whether the application shall be granted
    • The name of the owner, owners, lessee, lessees, proprietor, operator or manager of the subject premises and the music festival
    • The name of the proprietor, operator, promoter or manager of each entertainment or performance which collectively make up the music festival
    • The legal relationship of each to the applicants of the music festival
  • Music Festival Application
  • Security Requirement Application
  • Assembly Special Event Application