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Topic: Is Street Busking legal in the state of Maine?
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Nov 23, 2011 06:10AM)
I was advising someone who lost his job that lives in Maine about street busking. He mentioned street busking is illegal in Maine. It that true?
Message: Posted by: JoeJoe (Nov 23, 2011 11:34AM)
Busking is protected free speech, legal at the Federal and State level. So he is incorrect.

Local governments however can set reasonable restrictions on the time, manner, and place. Some jurisdictions consider a content-neutral blanket ban "reasonable", so he may be correct at the local level.

I would find it hard to believe that every city in Maine has banned street performing, I'd say most of them have never even taken up the issue. The hard part is figuring out which cities he would be welcomed in.

I personally would think the weather would be the most limiting factor in Maine ... but I'm a southern boy and I like to sweat a lot. So that's just me.

-JoeJoe