JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The City Council isn't putting a cap on the volume at Met Park ... yet.
The council passed an ordinance Tuesday night allowing the show to go on for now.
But the vote took all night to happen. The debate at the council meeting was halted because of the very thing they were debating. At one point, everyone was kicked out of chambers because those in attendance were clapping. Speakers had to be escorted in one at a time after that, sending the meeting late into the night.
Earlier in the evening, Jacksonville rock fans got loud at Hemming Plaza.
Rock station X 102.9 gave away 100 free tickets to the Welcome to Rockville event to send a message to the city.
"It's not just about some degenerate lifestyle group. It's about people of all walks of life all cultures coming together to celebrate art and music," said Aaron Schatcher with X 102.9.
But folks across the river say it's gotten out of hand.
"It is frustrating and discouraging and stressful to have a noise level that comes right through your windows and your doors," said one St. Nicholas homeowner to council.
City Council member Lori Boyer says there has to be a compromise. This facility has been violating city code for years -- it doesn't fall in the downtown entertainment district. But she says putting a cap on concerts isn't the answer.
"It's not that we want to disallow concerts. Nobody's saying that. It's just that there has been somewhat of a transformation in the last maybe five years," she said.
City council passed an ordinance Tuesday night waiving penalties for noise violations there through the beginning of May, giving a green light to Rockville.
Council President Bill Bishop says this is only a short-term fix. He says they ultimately need to find a new place to house the louder events, like Rockville.
"We need a separate facility for something like that. I advocate putting something like that out near the equestrian center where you've got hundred of acres of open space to do these sorts of things," Bishop said.
Action News asked Bishop if the city would have funds for that. He tells us it isn't something that necessarily has to be paid for by the city. He says promoters may want to jump on board because there's a lot of money to be had there.
The ordinance will also require city employees to monitor upcoming events at Met park, like Rockville, and the boat show from both on site and across the river to get a better understanding of how loud the events get.