TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday evening passed the New Opportunities for Tourism and Entertainment (NOTE) Act.
Introduced by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, the NOTE Act will enable more restaurants and bars to offer live music and entertainment across Baltimore County.
The legislation will also support the recovery of musicians and performers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’d like to thank the members of the County Council for voting to create new opportunities for small businesses and musicians across Baltimore County with the NOTE Act,” Olszewski said on Monday evening. “Our local performers and businesses need our help to ensure they recover as quickly as possible, and we are pleased to provide this opportunity to expand live performances which builds on our efforts to support our communities by providing millions in grants directly to restaurants, capping delivery fees, expanding outdoor dining, and establishing Baltimore County’s first Arts and Entertainment District.”