Live summer music is safe in the Hamptons — at least for the upcoming season.
Following a heated debate over proposed changes to music permits that occurred between officials and musicians during an East Hampton Town Board meeting last week, things seem to have come to a peaceful standstill.
“I don’t anticipate any changes to our current music-permit law this season,” Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc told us. “While some have falsely claimed that the town intended to ban live music, this couldn’t be further from the truth.” Local musician Nancy Atlas weighed in, telling Page Six, “This is just the beginning of a renewed effort to keep the flame that is live music alive.”
Proposed changes would have made it more difficult to obtain permits.
The East Hampton Star reported that one change would have allowed a town clerk to deny a permit “based on two or more prior convictions” relating to various local infractions.
But Jayma Cardoso — who owns the Montauk hot spot Surf Lodge — told us that officials “really listened to those in attendance and took to heart the importance of live music.”
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