New outdoor concert venue ‘The Sound’ opens in Clearwater, FL in June

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The Sound - Clearwater, FL
Michael Franti. Photo by Deb Kloeden.

Susan M. Crockett, Ruth Eckerd Hall President & CEO announced today the new concert venue to be operated by Ruth Eckerd Hall, at Coachman Park in Downtown Clearwater in partnership with the City of Clearwater, has been named The Sound.

In making the announcement Crockett said, “It is truly exciting to be able to share the name which has been under wraps these past weeks. This will be an iconic venue offering a one-of-a-kind experience in Tampa Bay. The Sound will host great entertainment in front of Clearwater’s breathtaking sunset and is sure to be an artist favorite.”

Goo Goo Dolls. Photo by Chyrisse.

Megan Brennan, VP & Chief Marketing Officer at Ruth Eckerd Hall added, “We wanted something special capturing not only the venue’s purpose and gorgeous coastal location, but the unforgettable sensory experiences it will provide for concert goers.”

In conjunction with this announcement, Crockett also announced the addition of upcoming concerts including Chicago, Kenny Loggins and Billy Currington with Jessie James Decker, going on sale soon. As well as previously announced concerts including The Sad Summer Festival on Friday, July 7, Michael Franti & Spearhead on Friday, July 21 and the Goo Goo Dolls with special guest O.A.R. on Monday, July 24, that are already on sale.

Bobby Rossi, EVP & Chief Programming Officer at Ruth Eckerd Hall commented, “We have already announced several concerts playing the inaugural season with plans to announce many more in the coming months. The grand opening of The Sound this summer will be another landmark milestone for The City of Clearwater and Ruth Eckerd Hall, partners for over 40 years.”

In May 2022, the Clearwater City Council selected Ruth Eckerd Hall to operate the concert venue in downtown Clearwater. The council votes were based on three exclusive criteria that could be considered: Demonstrated experience of company and personnel; Project methodology, approach and schedule; and References.

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The Sad Summer Tour-July 7thMichael Franti and Spearhead-July 21stThe Goo Goo Dolls-July 24th

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