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San Francisco Allowing Outdoor Entertainment Again — But Will Apparently Not Permit ‘Singing’ or ‘Shouting’

Since the beginning of the pandemic, San Francisco’s live music scene has been on hold.

But, finally, live entertainment has found its way into the city’s reopening plan, per a new temporary permit program for outdoor performances called “JAM” — or “Just Add Music.”

However, there’s just one catch…

According to the JAM program guidelines, performers can’t be “singing, shouting, or playing wind or brass instruments” during approved performances.

In addition, performers must wear a mask at all times and groups must fit into a designated performance space while keeping six feet apart.

Any approved permits through the program will be free at any one of the locations the City has allowed for outdoor performances.

“This program will provide some much-needed relief for businesses that are looking for ways to safely offer outdoor entertainment and music and survive the economic challenges of COVID19,” Mayor London Breed said in a statement. “San Francisco is a world-class entertainment city and we are fortunate to have a diverse entertainment and nightlife culture — we can’t let COVID take that away from us.”

What do you think of San Francisco’s new initiative?

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