Entertainment License

The License Commission has authority to issue Entertainment Licenses (Sunday through Saturday) to a licensed premise.

Requirements


  • If you are the holder of any type of license through the Northampton License Commission, and would like to conduct entertainment at your licensed premise, you are required to obtain an entertainment license.
  • An entertainment license is required to conduct the following types of entertainment:
    • a DJ
    • karaoke
    • live or recorded bands
    • live or recorded music
    • the use of an amplification system
    • dancing by patrons, entertainers or performers
    • a theatrical exhibition, play, or moving picture show
    • a floor show of any description
    • a light show of any description
    • any other dynamic audio or visual show, whether live or recorded
  • Entertainment licenses issued by the License Commission are governed by Mass. General Law Chap. 140 §183A.

Fees


Entertainment licenses are issued on an annual basis and cost $80 for 2018. 

Entertainment License Application


Contact Us

  1. Annie Lesko
    Executive Assistant to the Mayor and License Commission
    alesko@northamptonma.gov

    Office of the Mayor 
    210 Main St., Room 12
    Northampton, MA 01060

    Ph: 413-587-1212
    Fx: 413-587-1275

Mayoral Entertainment License

​For non-licensed premises


  • Entertainment licenses issued by the Mayor are governed by Mass. General Law Chap. 140 §181.
  • Entertainment licenses for Weekday and Sunday Entertainment at a non-licensed premise, please use the below forms:
Application for Sunday License
Application for Sunday License Commonwealth
Application for Weekday License

Weekday Entertainment License

Weekday $10 per day
Weekday Annual $80 per year

Sunday Entertainment License

Commonwealth Sunday (1 p.m. – Midnight) $2 per day
Commonwealth Sunday (12 p.m. – Midnight) $5 per day
City of Northampton Sunday $25 per day
Commonwealth Sunday Annual (1 p.m. – Midnight) $50 per year
Commonwealth Sunday Annual (12 p.m. – Midnight) $100 per year
City of Northampton Annual $100 per year