[Published on 9 Nov, 1997]
After a cafe was fined $2,000 for allowing jam sessions on its premises
(which the authority deemed 'illegal'), the prohibition was relaxed
following a review of licensing conditions.
Licensees can now apply for a waiver of this condition if audience
participation is necessary for the entertainment that is provided
in the outlets, such as jazz entertainment and magic shows.
So if you feel like joining in a spontaneous jam session with musicians
playing in a pub, go ahead.
But first check that the entertainment outlet has official permission
for audience participation.