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Spokane drops ban on Rocket Market concerts

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Sign outside Rocket Market after the ban on live music was instituted Sign outside Rocket Market after the ban on live music was instituted

Jonathan Brunt
Spokesman-Review

SPOKANE, Wash. - An outpouring of public support has persuaded city officials to reverse their cease-and-desist order against outdoor music at a South Hill market - at least temporarily.

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Spokane drops ban on Rocket Market concerts

Rocket Market co-owners Alan and Shanda Shepherd were informed late last month that they could no longer host musicians at their store because of a noise complaint.

Shepherd said this morning, however, that city officials have agreed to allow more concerts so shows can be tested for noise levels as an experiment to help City Council member craft new regulations for outdoor venues.

After the city received numerous complaints about the decision to shutdown music at the market, Shepherd said he met with City Administrator Ted Danek and council members Richard Rush and Mike Allen. They told Shephard that they hope to have a new law on the books by next summer.

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