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Cheap Trick to headline Grand Opening Celebration for brand new Clearwater Amphitheater - The Sound

Opening in June with a spectacular grand opening celebration, The Sound at Coachman Park in Downtown Clearwater marks an exciting new chapter for the city, with an impressive line-up of artists already announced for this year.




The Sound at Coachman Park in Downtown Clearwater is a brand new outdoor waterfront concert venue, that will be operated by Ruth Eckerd Hall in partnership with the City of Clearwater, and will accommodate a year-round performance schedule


The impressive amphitheater will include 4,000 covered seats plus an additional 5,000 lawn seats. The Sound is nestled in the newly reimagined 19 acre Coachman Park.


Clearwater Amphitheater - The Sound

Susan M. Crockett, Ruth Eckerd Hall President & CEO is excited of the opening of the new venue, “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.”


The new venue has already attracted an impressive line-up of artists for its inaugural year, including Ringo Star and his All-Star Band, The Goo Goo Dolls, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Chicago, Billy Currington, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Chris Young and more.


Commenting on the line-up, Ruth Eckerd Hall Chief Programming Officer Bobby Rossi said, "We have already announced several concerts playing the inaugural season with plans to announce many more in the coming months."



Clearwater Amphitheater - The Sound

The new amphitheatre will officially open on Wednesday, June 28, when Cheap Trick will perform as part of a weeklong Grand Opening Celebration of Coachman Park that will include free activities, beer garden, wellness events, food and beverage vendors, local crafters and more, as well as dance troupes and musicians showcasing their talents. Children's activities will include inflatables, face painters and other family-friendly activities, plus FREE community concerts at The Sound.


The week-long celebrations will culminate on July 4 when the free event, Clearwater Celebrates America will kick off the holiday with a classic car show featuring vintage cars and trucks, as well as shop local at the farmers market, enjoy the sounds of buskers and street entertainers and let the kid’s burn off energy with family-friendly games and entertainment.


Then as the day comes to a close, witness the grand finale – the largest fireworks display in Clearwater’s history accompanied by The Florida Orchestra.


Tickets are free for the grand finale but must be reserved here.


Clearwater Amphitheater - The Sound

Full Schedule Of Events For Grand Opening Celebrations

Wednesday, June 28 Clearwater Celebrates Coachman Park Ribbon Cutting + Free Concert at The Sound with Cheap Trick


Thursday, June 29 Clearwater Celebrates Diversity & Culture Free Concert at The Sound with The Black Honkeys Band


Friday, June 30 Clearwater Celebrates Music Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw at The Sound


Saturday, July 1 Clearwater Celebrates Community Dave Koz Summer Horns with Candy Dulfer & Eric Darius at The Sound


Sunday, July 2 Clearwater Celebrates Hispanic Culture Peter Frampton at The Sound


Monday, July 3 Clearwater Celebrates Wellness Community Cleanup & Meet-Up Groups


Tuesday, July 4 Clearwater Celebrates America Free Concert at The Sound with The Florida Orchestra + Fireworks!


For full detail on the week-long festivities click here.


Clearwater Celebrates America Free Concert at The Sound

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