Pacific aldermen extended the hours for the September Cave Jam to midnight for outdoor music and 1:30 a.m. for music inside a tent.
“After midnight there will be a deejay in the tented area and the outdoor stage will be closed,” said Phil Zahn, owner of the caves in the 700 block of East Osage, and operator of Cave Jam.
Zahn said he could direct the sound to the east toward the sand plant where there are no residences.
“This is what we’ve been doing for 52 weeks with music on my (Third Rail) patio and no one has ever called and complained,” Zahn said.
Walter Arnette said the police will listen in.
“If it gets too loud, you’ll have to quiet down,” Arnette said.
Zahn also said he expects the Cave Jam will continue for many years.
“We don’t want to upset any neighbors,” he said. “Last year was extremely smooth with no trouble.”