Plans for a festival of music, poetry and art could be scuppered following objections from Sheffield City Council's environmental protection service.
Dalton Kershaw of Rite Trax Records has applied for a temporary events notice for the showcase - set to take place at Plot 22, in Exchange Street, on May 19.
He is applying for the temporary sale of alcohol at the premises as well as permission to play live and recorded music.
In his application he states that the event is planned as a showcase for Sheffield-based artists, as well as those from further afield.
However, in a letter of objection, Sheffield City Council environment protection officer Bob Singh states: "The proposed is located in a mixed commercial and residential area with relatively low background noise levels through the evening.
"There is an enhanced potential for licensed activity to give rise to complaints relating to public nuisance.
"Plot 22 is subject to a significant number of public nuisance complaints and the proposed temporary events notice is likely to result in excessive noise."