City of Grafton considering outdoor music ban

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GRAFTON, IL (KPLR)- Will today be the day that music dies in Grafton? The Grafton City Council will meet Tuesday, June 23rd to talk about banning live music. The idea has drummed up a lot of anger from some  business owners. It’s a move that is raising eyebrows as live music along the Mississippi River is one of the main attractions for Grafton.

It’s a move that’s raising eyebrows as live music along the river is one of the main attractions for Grafton. The city’s primary source of revenue is tourism.

The ordinance says the council determined the music creates, “a nuisance disturbing the peace and tranquility of the residents and of persons visiting.” It moves to amend the City Code to read: “NO OUTDOOR MUSIC.” More specifically, no music should be audible outside the building at any time.

Some residents are wondering if they do away with live music, what’s the draw to even visit?

The Grafton City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 7p.m.

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