Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Live Music Is Now Allowed at Massachusetts Restaurants--But No Singing Is Allowed Indoors

Late last month, it was reported that restaurants in Massachusetts would be able to feature live music once again, but some confusion surrounded the exact details. Now we have learned that while it is indeed allowed, there is one restriction that will probably be seen as a major one.

According to an article from 7 News Boston, live music--which was allowed to resume in dining spots as of March 1--cannot include singers if the acts are indoors, as singing is only allowed in outdoor areas such as patios or decks. This jibes with what a few restaurants owners said to us over the past several days, though it was not known for sure whether these were old rules from last year that would be changed or whether they would remain in place, which appears to be the case. The post also mentions that each performer needs to be 10 feet from the others, while the acts must also be 6 feet from the nearest customers--and dance floors will remain closed for now while performers will need to wear masks when possible.

The information above was clarified by state officials via a bulletin that was apparently issued over the weekend.

[Earlier Article]
Baker Administration to Remove Maximum Restaurant Capacity Restrictions, Allow Live Music in Restaurants

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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