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Mayor Martin Walsh signs the Acoustic Live Entertainment Ordinance during a celebration at Roxbury’s Suya Joint. City Councilor Michelle Wu sponsored the bill.

Mayor Martin Walsh signs the Acoustic Live Entertainment Ordinance during a celebration at Roxbury’s Suya Joint. City Councilor Michelle Wu sponsored the bill.

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City loosens performance licensing

Small businesses can skip process for small shows

Implemented Jan. 1, the Acoustic on Main initiative removes the administrative and fee burden to many businesses seeking to host musical acts — a two-in-one offering intended to provide artists with more performance space and bring stores greater foot traffic.