Edgartown selectmen caution Right Fork Diner over live music

The Right Fork Diner must apply for an entertainment license.

Edgartown selectmen issued a written warning to the manager of Right Fork Diner on Monday for hosting live acoustic music this summer without obtaining an entertainment license. The diner is located at the Katama Airfield near South Beach.

This is the diner’s first offense, but if more violations were to occur, selectmen would have the right to hold a public hearing, as well as to suspend the restaurant’s liquor license.

In a letter dated September 14 and addressed to manager Jamie Langley, selectmen said playing music in the restaurant violates town alcohol laws that require managers of restaurants with alcohol licenses to obtain permission for entertainment from the board of selectmen.

Selectmen further advised Ms. Langley to speak with the conservation commission to determine whether live entertainment is permissible on the Katama Airfield. Otherwise, Right Fork Diner management may apply for an entertainment license during the alcohol license renewal period in March 2016.

The Right Fork Diner serves breakfast, lunch, and light dinner from 7 am until sunset, May through October, and is known for its airfield view.

Ms. Langley could not be reached for comment.