San Francisco businesses will soon be able to hold outdoor concerts and live entertainment as it continues to slowly ease restrictions in the face of COVID-19, city officials announced Friday.
The “Just Add Music” permit being issued by the city’s Entertainment Commission allows businesses and others to create more lively atmospheres with music and entertainment — in a safe way.
Previously, businesses that wanted to offer outdoor entertainment or amplified sound had to either apply for $100 one-day permits, which were limited to 12-days per year, or seek a multi-month permitting process that could require a hearing with the entertainment commission.
“This program will provide some much-needed relief for businesses that are looking for ways to safely offer outdoor entertainment and music and survive the economic challenges of COVID19,” Mayor London Breed said in a statement. “San Francisco is a world-class entertainment city and we are fortunate to have a diverse…