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Fenway rock club goes 21+ after city serves notice

Posted by Michael Brodeur  November 3, 2011 11:13 PM

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Church, a popular live music venue and restaurant on Kilmarnock St. in the Fenway, announced today that the age limit of all scheduled shows would be upped from 18-plus to 21-plus, until a dispute with the city is resolved at a November 28 hearing. Church booking agent Nick Blakey sent out a statement to bands and press this afternoon:

Tuesday night we received a cease and desist from the City of Boston. Because of this citation, we cannot host any 18+ or All Ages shows until further notice. This is to due to an ordinance (or thereof) - we have been informed - handed down by the city that all 18+ shows must be approved in writing beforehand by the city.

The policy will apply not only to bands, but their guests as well. Shows will proceed as scheduled with the new age limits, and customers under 21 who have purchased tickets can claim refunds from the club.

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