Chicago Music Venue Bans EDM Concerts

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Chicago Music Venue Bans EDM Concerts
Chicago's Congress Theater has permanently banned EDM concerts from its stage as part of an agreement with the city of Chicago, according to DNA Info.

Following a series of violations, the venue lost its liquor license and was subsequently shut down in May 2013. Those violations included several drug-related incidents and failure of venue security to contact police following fights within the venue. A year prior, a female concert patron was raped after being turned away from the venue.

Under terms of the agreement, the venue will continue to operate with the understanding that EDM concerts will no longer take place, regardless of the owner. The city defines EDM as "music created by a DJ or multiple DJs primarily using specialized equipment and software instead of traditional instruments."

According to City of Chicago local liquor commissioner Gregory Steadman, the ban reflects a "rising level of concern about these events and whether or not they're safe." He added, "The community does not want those events there. We're not saying EDM are all bad but in venues of this size - 5,000 seats - we don't feel this is appropriate for the Congress."

The Congress has previously hosted performances from Skrillex, Rusko, Major Lazer, Steve Aoki, and more.
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