Sidewalk Entertainment/Performances include entertainment such as acoustical music, dance, mimes, magicians, clowns, jugglers and theatrical presentations, but specifically excluding speeches, lectures, and sermons. Applicants must comply with all federal, state and local laws when performing within the city. Applicants under the age of 18 need the signature of a parent or guardian who will accompany the youth at their performances.

  • Application for outdoor entertainment must be received at least 48 hours prior to requested performance time;
  • Permit not valid during events sponsored by downtown Midland, Midland Downtown Business Association or an outside organizer who has permission to hold an event in downtown Midland, unless permission is given by the event organizer;
  • Applicant agrees to comply with parameters as submitted and authorized under application;
  • The applicant agrees to indemnify and hold the City of Midland harmless from any and all claims, demands or causes of action which may result from sidewalk entertainer’s actions;
  • Entertainment only permitted on public sidewalks/public spaces as identified by the Downtown Development Authority’s sidewalk policies and as approved for in the application;
  • Entertainment must meet community standards for decency. No vulgar language or lewd behavior will be tolerated as part of entertainment provisions;
  • Approved applicant is responsible for the cleanliness and upkeep of the sidewalk area being used for outdoor entertainment including cleaning up any trash, litter and debris, and including being responsible for corrective measures agreed upon with the city for damage done to the sidewalk as a result of the outdoor entertainment activities. No markings on sidewalks or roadway. Area will be evaluated by the City of Midland;

48-hour permit process, approved locations:

  • SW corner Ashman/Main
  • SE corner Ashman/Main
  • NW corner McDonald/Main
  • NE corner McDonald/Main
  • SE corner McDonald/Main
  • NE corner Rodd/Main
  • NW corner Rodd/Main
  • SW corner Rodd/Main
  • SE corner Townsend/Main
  • SW corner Townsend/Main

Retailers and restaurant/pubs may sponsor outdoor entertainment in their designated outdoor retail or dining space as approved by the City of Midland. Scheduled downtown events and approved corner entertainment will take precedent over location-sponsored entertainers.


Downtown Entertainment Application

Please note that the Pedestrian Plaza Stage and street closure is only available June 13 - October 2, 2022.
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Requested START Time of Performance(Required)
Requested END Time of Performance(Required)
Set Up START Time(Required)
Tear Down END Time(Required)
Will you collect tips as a part of the performance?(Required)
Please write N/A if you are utilizing the Pedestrian Plaza Stage

Contact Information

Contact information for the entertainer/performer if over the age of 18.
Contact Information(Required)
Contact Address(Required)

Minor Under 18

If the entertainer is under the age of 18, the performer must have a parent or guardian sponsor present for the duration of performance.
Contact Information

Downtown Midland Business Performance Collaboration

Downtown businesses may sponsor outdoor entertainment in their designated outdoor retail or dining space, as approved by the City of Midland. If this performance is sponsored by a business at their outdoor location spot, please provide the following information. PLEASE DO NOT FILL THIS OUT IF YOU ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH A DOWNTOWN BUSINESS.
Business Sponsor Address
Business Representative Contact Name

Media Uploads

Max. file size: 400 MB.
Max. file size: 400 MB.
Max. file size: 400 MB.
Max. file size: 400 MB.

Additional Questions

Do you plan on using amplified sound?(Required)