Title

"City" piece on a little-known Portland city ordinance that requires those organ

Authors

Allen Dammann

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

12-14-2000

Pages

10

Abstract

"City" piece on a little-known Portland city ordinance that requires those organizing musical events held in the city to obtain a "concert license," which is a $10-a-day permit issued by City Hall. The law has been on the books since 1995 and was intended to control "rave" dances, but it also applies to street musicians, otherwise known as "buskers." The ordinance is rarely enforced, and city attorney Gary Wood said he believes it applies to street musicians only if they are paid to play specific requests or are hired to play outside a store.

Subjects

Musicians, Licenses

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