Music Venue Laws

Music and laws? These two do not go hand in hand. However, the world loves live music, live music is played at venues and venues require laws. Therefore, music venue laws are in place for various reasons, but most importantly, to protect and allow the fans to have a fun and safe experience.

The Attendees

Age is significant at a music venue. If the venue holds a liquor license, then it is their responsibility to ensure no alcohol gets in the hands of minors. The venue will always be responsible for any underage drinking, regardless of how the underage person got their drink. The venue is also entitled to restrict shows by age. An all-ages show offers more liability risk than limiting the crowd to 21 years and older.

The Venue Itself

Music venues have their own rules and regulations. Every music venue has a permit for its maximum legal capacity, meaning the number of people allowed to be inside at one time safely. In an emergency, law enforcement involved will check that the venue did not violate their permit. If the venue exceeds its legal capacity, then hefty fines or loss of operations are at risk.

Music venues also need to remember noise disturbances. Specific locations have noise requirements, and the owner must not surpass them to avoid any repercussions. The venue must also close each night at the same time.

Running a music venue requires a passion for music and a strong understanding of the law. The music fans make the industry thrive, so the venues need to be a safe place.