City Crackdown on Live Music Hits Two New Bars
Posted on Aug 8, 2012 in Local Issues, NOPDNOLA.com reported today that two New Orleans clubs are the latest to feel the heat from the city’s recent crackdown on live music in unlicensed venues.
According to reports, Circle Bar on St. Charles Ave and Siberia on St. Claude Ave will no longer be able to host live music until they receive proper permits from the city.
The recent enforcement of the city’s music permitting laws has prompted significant outcry from the public although sources in the Mayor’s office argue that the administration is merely enforcing laws that have been on the books for years.
One bit of good news is that – through a grandfathering loophole in the licensing laws – Circle Bar may be eligible to return to hosting music if it can show that it was obviously putting on shows for at least 5 years without a license.
For more on this story and the reaction it is generating in the community, visit NOLA.com.