Live entertainment promotes and enriches a city's nightlife. An increase of live entertainment can help businesses while building a vibrant arts community. Unfortunately sometimes government gets in the way of growth and economic advancement. Hard to believe, huh?

When restaurants and taverns present music or comedy nights, people show up at the door. This results in sales of food and drink, which benefit the establishment. The entertainers get paid, which supports their livelihood. Taxes get paid, suppliers get paid and the results stimulate the economy.

Why would any government create Live Entertainment Legislation that would counteract this? Unfortunately some have. In areas, bars and taverns must apply for Live Entertainment permits. It is considered a privilege to host an entertainment event.

City liquor boards even hold hearings to determine if certain conditions are met. These conditions include traffic, sanitation, security, and noise mitigation. Depending on the results of their “study” it could be weeks before they grant zoning approval.

Antiquated zoning laws prevent these areas from flourishing. Areas rich in performance artists are stifled by restrictive governing rules. With proper live entertainment legislation, the arts community can benefit the business community. This is a win/win situation, creating an important tool for economic development.

Live entertainment is a draw for both businesses and events. When the audience and entertainer can interact, it creates a once in a lifetime performance. Attendance increases when venues host entertainers that people want to watch. This has a positive impact on the bottom line.

When you plan live entertainment for events, contact our office. We can help you through the decision making process based on your event needs. Not every entertainer is right for every event. Making wise decisions at the planning stage can set you up for success. Contact us now!

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