Big news on Wednesday for implications on live music advertising in New York State.

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According to WIVB, a judge has ruled in favor of Black Rock music venue and bar Sportsmen Tavern, that says not being able to advertise live music is unconstitutional.

Attorney Paul Cambira said on Wednesday that a judge has ruled in favor of his client (Sportsmen Tavern), in a lawsuit against the New York State Liquor Authority.

The Liquor Authority ruled that restaurants and bars were only allowed to have live music if it was incidental, but performances would be banned and not ticketed events.

The ruling only applies to the Sportsmen Tavern and not the entire state.

The New York State Liquor Authority released a statement following the ruling:

“We are considering all options, including filing for an immediate stay and appeal. Remember: we are still in the midst of a global pandemic, and with the threat of clusters around the state and cases surging across the country, preventing mass gatherings remains one of the best public health tools in our toolbox.”

Read more at WIVB.

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