Sad Summer Fest 2023 will be held at Coachman Park’s new concert venue

Festival News

Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road Presents

Sad Summer Festival 2023


Taking Back Sunday

The Maine


LS Dunes, Hot Mulligan, Mom Jeans

Stand Atlantic And Cliffdiver

At The Coachman Park Concert Venue

On Friday, July 7 At 2 PM

The Maine

Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road presents Sad Summer Festival 2023 at the Coachman Park Concert Venue on Friday, July 7 at 2 pm. Sad Summer Festival 2023 returns for its fourth year across the U.S. This summer’s lineup, headlined by Taking Back Sunday features daily sets from some of the tour’s returning veterans as well as marks the debut of other artists to the tour. The Sad Summer Fest 2023 daily lineup is completed by the likes of Hot Mulligan, LS Dunes, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic and Cliffdiver. For a complete list of tour dates and more artist information, please visit

With the resurgence of the emo music scene, fans have come to rely on the Sad Summer Fest lineup to provide their seasonal dose of live music from their favorite artists, and the Sad Summer team has been more than happy to provide the space for that. “We are very proud to have made it to year FOUR of Sad Summer.  We believe the bill this year will take the tour and experience to a new level.  Thanks to all of our loyal fans who have helped grow this brand with us; we see you.” – Sad Summer Fest Management Team

Making their Sad Summer Fest debut, Taking Back Sunday is set to headline this year’s festival in its entirety. “We’re very excited to get back on the road. It’s going to be great spending the summer playing shows with old friends and making new ones. Most of all, we cannot wait to start playing these new songs for everyone!” – John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday

The Maine will make their return to Sad Summer Fest – having been a part of two previous summers – including the inaugural year of the fest back in 2019. “For some reason the past year has felt like one long winter to me. Not that I haven’t enjoyed the hibernation, but I think it’s time my body absorbed some vitamin D and my ears devoured some Taking Back Sunday. And the very best place for both of those things will be at Sad Summer ’23. So crawl out of that cave, apply the zinc oxide and let’s f**king rip.” – John O’Callghan of The Maine

Tickets priced at $99.50, $79.50, $49.50 and $39.50 and a limited amount of VIP General Admission tickets* priced at $125.00 are available at The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall, by calling 727-791-7400 or visiting The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall is open Tuesday through Thursday, from noon to 6 pm, Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, from noon to 6 pm. The Ruth Eckerd Hall ticket office opens two hours prior to show time.

*VIP General Admission package includes a commemorative lanyard and private VIP area with bar.