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October 21, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Mayor Institutes a Music Curfew on Downtown

Listen to the entire "Talk To The Mayor" segment from Thursday's Jim Leach Show above. Download the mp3 here.

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston is pulling the plug early on most outdoor live music events in downtown Springfield.


The mayor is instituting a policy of requiring outdoor live music to end no later than 9:30 p-m. A couple of long-term events like Blues and Barbecue are being exempted from the policy, but it is affecting a number of other planned events.


The decision could threaten the upcoming SoHo Music Festival downtown, which in previous years has staged live music up until midnight on a Friday and Saturday night in June.


Houston says amplified music can be a disturbance to the people who live downtown.

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