Newstead Town Ordinance shuts rock venue

November 2014

Live events


“All is quiet in the rural community of Newstead, but this past summer, the rural, Western New York community served as a battleground in what has become a war on noise.”

A fascinating battle has evolved in a war between local residents, and a local bar and grillw hcih opened a new music venue, Braun’s Concert Cove. The outdoor stage, in a structure said to resemble an aircraft hanger, has put on shows from several hard rock acts with audience numbering in the thousands for Ted Nugent, Yngwie Malmsteen, Pop Evil, Sebastian Bach and  Jackyl. But.on September 6th this year,  Winger played Braun’s last concert. It was under a contract already negotiated before “Braun’s Law” was finally passed by a rather split Town Board – and Newstead brought in a noise ordinance outlawing noises louder than 80 decibels after 9 p.m., and 65 decibels after 11 p.m.


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