Rock Concerts Moved to Appease Steamboat Museum

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- City Market will no longer host the "Buzz Under The Stars" concert series promoted by radio station 96.5 the Buzz.  The move follows complaints by the owners of the Steamboat Arabia Museum.  Co-owner David Hawley says last October's show featuring the band "Death Cab for Cutie" was so loud that it shook his building.

"We're not trying to tell the city don't have your concerts, that's not what we're saying.  We're just saying you can't vibrate the building to such an extent that concrete falls," he said.

Hawley showed FOX 4 chucks of concrete that had fallen from his ceiling and points out his collection of artifacts from an 1856 sunken steamboat is one of a kind.

"If I could go replace the stuff it would be a different story  but I can't go replace it, it's irreplaceable.  When it breaks and it's gone, it's gone forever," Hawley said.

Hawley says the city offered to pay his insurance if the concerts could continue at City Market .

"That is in essence saying to me Dave will you agree that it's okay to break things as long as we pay you for them and it's not," he said.

Where "Buzz Under the Stars" will go is now the question facing radio DJ Lazlo, who promotes the event for 96.5 the Buzz, "Now you have bands coming to Kansas City (saying) when are you going to do Buzz under the Stars and you don't have a venue and that's at least troubling at some points but we'll figure it out."

"Buzz Under the Stars" had brought 120,000 concert goers to City Market since 2007.

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