TABC Regulations & Tax Requirements for Venues / Special Events

These sections were created by TMO legal fellowship interns Emily Burrows and Austin Hegarty during the summer of 2009.

For additional information about producing special events - including information concerning how to secure street closures - view:

City of Austin's Special Events Portal

City of Dallas' Office of Special Events

City of Houston Mayor's Office of Special Events

 

Venues / Special Events Guide

TABC Regulations and Laws for Venues - A summary of the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission's regulations for serving alcohol at a business such as a music venue or restaurant.

TABC Regulations and Laws for Special Events - A summary of the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission's regulations for serving alcohol at a special event such as a party at a house or business.

City, State, and Federal Tax Regulations for Venues - A brief summary of taxes that a live music venue might be required to pay, with the city of Austin used an example for a venue's location.

What Every Bar & Restaurant Owner Should Know About Playing Music In Their Establishment - A summary of license fees (BMI, SESAC, ASCAP) that a venue must pay in order to play music (recorded or live) in their establishment.