NEW ORLEANS - Controversy is brewing in New Orleans over live music at local bars and clubs.
Recently the city has started cracking down on permit-less venues.
Late Wednesday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued a statement saying in part, "I've instructed the city's enforcement agencies to enforce the law fairly and to take a customer-friendly approach. This means that we offer assistance in securing the appropriate permits to businesses that have been offering live music for years."
But local bar and club owners say this hit them without any warning.
Attorney Tim Kappel joined us with more information on this issue.