An Ordinance amending Chapter 7.08 of the Metropolitan Code to amend the definition of “performing arts facility” to include certain facilities identified under T.C.A. § 57-4-102 as an Urban Park Center.


Section 1. Title 7 of the Metropolitan Code, the Alcoholic Beverage Laws of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, is hereby amended by amending Section 7.08.010 by deleting the definition of “performing arts facility” and substituting with the following new definition:

"Performing arts facility" means the following:
1. A facility owned by a governmental entity and administered by a not-for-profit corporation which facility is located within the downtown code (DTC) district or core commercial frame district (CF) as defined in Title 17 of this code and in which meetings, festivals, live theatrical, musical, and other performances and events are regularly presented; or
2. A facility possessing each of the following characteristics:
a. Is located on a tract or tracts of land having at least five (5) contiguous acres;
b. Is located directly adjacent to property owned or leased by an airport authority created under state law;
c. Has an enclosed facility of at least twenty thousand square feet (20,000 sq. ft.) and one (1) room with more than fourteen thousand square feet (14,000 sq. ft.);
d. Has an exterior garden or gardens with sculpture; and
e. Is leased or owned by a not-for-profit corporation that qualifies under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
3. A performing arts facility meeting the definition in subsection 2 above may enter into a management agreement with a concessionaire for the provision of food or beverage service (including beer) on its premises, provided that the concessionaire obtains a beer permit pursuant to this chapter. Such concessionaire shall also be considered a performing arts facility under this subsection. The premises of a performing arts facility meeting the definition in subsection 2 above shall include all enclosed and outdoor areas of the property.

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its enactment, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsored by: Ronnie Steine, Buddy Baker, Burkley Allen


Introduced: May 20, 2014
Passed First Reading: May 20, 2014
Referred to: Public Safety Committee
Passed Second Reading:  June 3, 2014
Passed Third Reading: June 10, 2014
Approved: June 11, 2014
By: mayor's signature

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