Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Battery Park concert

Aranda performs July 11, 2015, at the Battery Park outdoor concert venue at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City.

Jim Lee, Sioux City Journal file

SIOUX CITY | While the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino took steps to reduce noise from concerts, complaints were still made to authorities Saturday night.

Police Chief Doug Young said he received 29 noise complaints due to the music between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m.

The venue, at 111 Third St., featured 3 Doors Down and Seether for its first concert of its summer series at the revamped Battery Park.

“The reports were scattered, but most came from north of the venue,” Young said.

The department received 40 noise complaints during a show last August. 

The venue invested in a $1.4 million sound system to lessen how far the music traveled, among other sound inhibitors.

“Hard Rock took initiative to clear up the complaints,” Young said. 

However, Young doubted that complaints would completely stop as long as there are outdoor concerts.

Todd Moyer, general manager for the Hard Rock, said more tests are planned to deal with the complaints.

“We’ll meet again with our sound engineers,” he said. “This is a state-of-the-art sound system, and we’ll get it dialed in to fix the issues.”

Moyer added that the Hard Rock wants to be a good neighbor in the community and will do the best it can to control the sound.

“We won’t be insensitive. If there’s a problem, we’ll address it,” he said.


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