The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City, Iowa invested .4 million in a sound system and sound inhibitors designed to dampen the impact of music and noise. But on a recent Saturday night, Police Chief Doug Young said he received 29 complaints between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. due to noise during a concert at the casino. The occasion was the first concert of Hard Rock’s summer series at the revamped Battery Park.
Last August, the police department received 40 noise complaints during a show. However, “Hard Rock took initiative to clear up the complaints,” Young said. Still he believes the complaints will not go away as long as the venue offers outdoor events.
Hard Rock General Manager Todd Moyer said more tests are planned regarding sound levels. “We’ll meet again with our sound engineers. This is a state-of-the-art sound system, and we’ll get it dialed in to fix the issues.” Moyer added, “We won’t be insensitive. If there’s a problem, we’ll address it.”