The Zoning Ordinance defines live entertainment as any entertainment involving performances, or delivery of entertainment, by one or more persons.
The Zoning Ordinance allows live entertainment only:
- In association with a restaurant or nightclub; and
- After approval of a Special Exception Use Permit by the County Board
Frequently Asked Questions
What counts as live entertainment?
Live entertainment is any entertainment involving performances, or delivery of entertainment, by one or more persons. Live entertainment includes, but is not limited to:
- Musical ensembles
- Solo performers
- Theatrical acts (when performed in a venue other than a theater)
- Dancing (only permitted where the County Board has granted a use permit for live entertainment)
Does piped-in background music count as live entertainment?
No. A “live” person does not actively play such music.
What is the process for obtaining a Special Exception Use Permit?
You must complete a Special Exception Use Permit application.