AceShowbiz - Singer Kid Rock has had his beer permit temporarily revoked for breaking a city coronavirus health order at his popular Nashville bar.
On Saturday, June 13, 2020, Dr. Michael Caldwell, director of the Metro Public Health Department, slapped venue bosses with the citation after failing to comply with authorities' recently released strict guidelines for owners of non-essential businesses to follow as the reopening effort began.
Under phase two of the city's reopening plan, bars are only permitted to serve patrons at tables and booths, but a photo of the "First Kiss" star's entertainment venue posted to Instagram last weekend showed a packed crowd ignoring social distancing guidelines and jostling round the bar.
After flouting the regulations, Kid Rock's Big A** Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse was one of four Nashville bars to receive a five-day beer permit suspension with managers furious over the decision.
Steve Smith, co-owner of Kid Rock's Big Honky Tonk and Steakhouse, blasted the order preventing bar service, insisting, "The Nashville government is, like, communist. They've got us behind a Berlin Wall."
He told The Tennessean, "We met with Mayor Cooper and the doctors weeks ago and explained how having bar service is safer than table service. They're doing everything they can to put us out of business."