Neighbor complaints halt USF benefit concert

Outside Lands may have officially been called a success, but it’s no secret that folks in the neighborhood were a little grouchy about noise and trash.

Well, several letters to the Entertainment Commission about “Jammin’ for Justice,” the first attempt at an annual concert on the Benedetti Baseball Diamond at Golden Gate Avenue and Masonic, caused the University of San Francisco on Tuesday to withdraw its permit for amplified sound.

The concert is to raise money for the Women's Community Clinic on Hayes Street, and it will take place a week from Saturday. Some neighbors, however, bristled at the prospect of student and local bands polluting the air between noon and 6 p.m. Now, the university will hold the concert inside its student center – on a slightly smaller scale.

Just before the Entertainment Commission took up the permit for a vote Tuesday, USF withdrew its application. A spokesman for the university said it was an effort to be a good neighbor.
 

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