We’re counting down the days until Tampa Bay’s newest concert venue is open. To celebrate their opening, The Sound amphitheater in Clearwater is going to be hosting a weeklong series of events. The first five shows for the new venue have already been announced. What else does the new venue have in store?

The new Clearwater venue is managed by Ruth Eckerd Hall. According to the Tampa Bay Times, they are in charge of booking events, managing food and beverage, and oversee staffing. The $84 million dollar project will be built to have 4,000 covered seats and 5,000 lawn seats. The amphitheater is expected to host a number of events from concerts, graduations, and other community events. Here are some other fun things to know about The Sound.

Ruth Eckerd Hall CEO Susan Crockett told the Tampa Bay Times “Clearwater will truly be celebrating with a wonderful grand opening week that offers something for everyone.” If you’re interested in checking out any of these events, head to TheSoundFLA.com for tickets!

[Source: Tampa Bay Times]

Here are the grand opening events for The Sound Amphitheater In Clearwater

  • June 28

    The first concert at The Sound is going to be a FREE event! More details to be announced soon from Ruth Eckerd Hall. There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5pm.

    The Sound

    Photo: City of Clearwater

  • June 29

    The second event for the grand opening weekend will be a multicultural market. Clearwater is celebrating diversity by hosting local crafters, as well as dance troupes and musicians showcasing their talents. Kids are welcome to come with many family friendly activities like inflatables and face painting. The night will end with a community concert featuring local band The Black Honkeys Band.


  • June 30

    The Sound’s first weekend kick off is going to be fun for the whole family. Come by and see the craft beer garden, street entertainment, children’s activities, and plenty of local food trucks to keep your belly full! The night will end with a concert featuring Grammy winner Colbie Caillat and singer Gavin DeGraw starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9-$99 and will go on sale April 14 at 10 a.m. at rutheckerdhall.com and the ticket office by calling 727-791-7400.

    Grand Opening Events For The Sound Amphitheater In Clearwater

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  • July 1

    July 1st is Community Day! The day starts with a 5K, then enjoy some brews at the craft beer garden. Local performances will be happening all day on The Green. The night ends with a concert at 7pm featuring Grammy nominee Dave Koz with special guests Candy Dulfer and Eric Darius. Tickets are $9-$50 at rutheckerdHall.com.

  • July 2

    Want to learn how to salsa? The first ever Hispanic Culture Celebration at The Sound will be taking place on July 2nd. There will be dance classes, local music, and Hispanic cuisine from local food trucks. The day wraps up with a concert with Peter Frampton at 4p. You can grab tickets at rutheckerdHall.com.

  • July 4

    The Grand Opening celebration ends on July 4th. The Sound might become one of the best places to watch 4th of July fireworks. The day starts with a classic car show, farmers market, followed by the “largest fireworks display in Clearwater accompanied by the Florida Orchestra.” Stick around after the fireworks for a silent disco party!

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