Underage drinking: the bane of a local music scene

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Mac's Bar

Founded in the 40s, Mac’s Bar has been a venue for local and touring acts since the mid 90s

Mac’s Bar recently halted a band’s performance when the owners discovered underage drinking during a performance.

John Peters

Yay High from left: Benjamin Hickey, Andrew Younker and Evan Ashworth


It’s a situation that threatens the existence of key Lansing-area music venues.

I spoke with Scott Bell, a talent buyer with music promotion company Fusion Shows and with two members from the local punk band, Yay High, that got their set cut short.   

Listen to what happened.


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