SCARBOROUGH — A New Hampshire-based concert promoter is a step closer to holding a country-western music show at Scarborough Downs this summer.

The Town Council on Wednesday gave conditional approval for a mass gathering permit for Good Music Productions. Town Manager Tom Hall said the permit is conditional on the company satisfying the requirements of the fire and police chiefs.

Good Music Productions hopes to put on as many as five shows at Scarborough Downs next year. The company has not yet disclosed the performers it wants to line up. The events would have a maximum audience capacity of 15,000. The seating will be reserved, with tickets sold in advance.

Hall said the Town Council would likely consider the next four mass gathering permits in a bundle, possibly next month.