Industry professionals have raised grave concerns for the future of Tasmania's live music scene and are calling for an urgent review of the event framework.
While theatre and sporting venues have seen the return to 100 per cent capacity, establishments wanting to host live gigs have not.
Adrian Barrett, who runs event management company Eight Oh Eight, said it had been difficult for the live music industry to get back on its feet.
"Restrictions are the same as what they were last October, they haven't changed," he said.
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"Under the event framework that was released in October last year, no matter what tier we get, indoors is 100 [people] standing and outdoors is 250 standing.
"The venues we would normally operate in are either still shut down or restricted heavily."
Owner of Launceston's Royal Oak, Wendy Robbins, said the business was only operating at 50 per cent capacity for live music events - something she described as "miserable".
"[Musicians] who are coming from the mainland are performing sometimes a matinee and an evening show just so they can earn an income," she said.
However, Mr Barrett said the live music industry had been left behind.
"[The arts] were told to expect an announcement and we presumed that when we were told that, it would include [live music]," Mr Barrett said.
"It felt like biggest kick in the guts when it didn't."
Mr Barrett said the recent concerts in Tasmania performed by The Rubens saw ticket buyers ask for a refund when they realised they would have to stay seated at the event.
"All requests of ticket refunds cited seating as an issue," he said.
Mr Barrett said there was a disconnect between what people could do at nightclubs versus a live music show.
"We need the government to review the event framework ... and it needs to come in line with what other states have in place, and allow none-standing venues to operate with greater capacities than 100 people."
Ms Robbins said it was a struggle to remain financially viable while capacity restrictions were still imposed on venues.
Tasmanian Hospitality Association chief executive Steve Old previously said he hoped hospitality venues would be granted greater capacity, with many venues relying on live music and other events to remain viable.
Arts Minister Elise Archer said the government recognised the significant impact the conditions associated with the pandemic continued to have on Tasmania's arts and culture sectors.
"We have been working hard to develop support measures that allow the live events and performing arts sector to get back on its feet and particularly assist our artists, theatre venues and producers to get back up and running in a COVID-19 environment," she said.
Several packages have been announced by the government over the past few months to support the industry including a $1 million Live Performance Reactivation Program and a $2 million Live Performance Support Program. Also announced previously was $200,000 to a small grants program to support gigs and $8 million for an Events Support and Attraction Fund.
"The government will continue to work with Public Health and the arts sector to keep Tasmanians safe and to achieve the best possible outcomes for our performers, our production companies, and our live venues going forward," Ms Archer said.