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Wednesday
Aug 28 7:00 PM

The B-52s - 40th Anniversary

Dust off those go-go boots and shine your dancing shoes because the B-52s are coming! Quintessential party rockers The B-52s make their way to Clearwater on their 40th Anniversary Tour with a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall with special guests OMD & Berlin. It is well known that the B-52s are "The World’s Greatest Party Band". And forty years and over twenty million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands.

Any mystery concerning the band’s longevity and ongoing appeal is immediately solved when exposed to a B-52s concert experience. From groundbreaking songs like “Rock Lobster,” “Dance This Mess Around” and “Private Idaho“ to chart-topping hits like “Love Shack”, “Roam”, and “Deadbeat Club”.

“No novelty, the B-52s may be the most subversive band America ever gave us…Campy? Yes. Colorful? Yes. Fun? Very much so. But none of this should take away from their value as vanguards”- Salon

“The greatest white dance band in the world”- Interview Magazine

“From the very beginning, the B-52s were an undeniably great live act” Pitchfork

Special guests OMD and Berlin to open the show.

Tickets are $53.25, $73.25, $103.25, and $133.25.

To purchase a VIP package* and for information CLICK HERE

*The B-52s VIP Meet & Greet Package
Includes:
. One Ticket (Reserved Seat within First 5 Rows or GA with Early Entry where applicable)
. Meet & Greet with the B-52s
. Photo Opportunity with The B-52s
. Special VIP Good Stuff including:
. Exclusive B-52s Tote Bag
. Exclusive B-52s Poster
. Exclusive B-52s VIP Commemorative Laminate Pass
. Two 40th Anniversary Champagne Glasses
. And, three Additional Special and Exclusive B-52s Gifts

*The B-52s VIP Merch Package
Includes:
. One Ticket (Reserved Seat within Rows 5-20 or GA with Early Entry where applicable)
. Special VIP Good Stuff including:
. Exclusive B-52s Tote Bag
. Exclusive B-52s Poster
. Exclusive B-52s VIP Commemorative Laminate Pass
. Two 40th Anniversary Champagne Glasses
. And, three Additional Special and Exclusive B-52s Gifts

Premium Seating provides fans with direct access to securing some of the best seats in the venue at market value. The market value for Premium Seating is subject to change based on the overall demand and popularity for the event. Premium Seating allows fans to purchase tickets in a safe and secure environment without running the risk of purchasing tickets that may be considered lost, stolen or counterfeit. Premium ticket prices range from $170 to $381.

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Enjoy an exclusive Pre-show Party in our Dimmitt Lounge including high-end appetizers, create-your-own action or carving station, dessert & coffee, plus your choice of one beer, wine, single liquor drink or soda ($10 value) for only $25 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Doors open two hours prior to the performance. Due to limited capacity, we suggest advance purchase.

Sample Pre-Show Party Menu:
Buffalo Chicken Cake w/ Blue Cheese Cream and Chive

Warm Shrimp Fondue on Crustini

Sweet Potato Cup w/ Apple Chutney

Turkey Carving Slider Station w/Tangy Cranberry Sauce

Banana Fosters Action Station w/ Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Please note, this is a heavy appetizers dining experience, not full course dinner meal experience. Does not include admission to the show. Show ticket is required for entry. Artist does not appear at dinner. Group discounts available for parties of 15 or more by calling (727) 712-2717. Menu items subject to substitutions without notice.

Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL 33759

Ruth Eckerd Hall is located one mile north of the Bayside Bridge (SR 611) and the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60).

On-site parking is available free of charge.  Valet services are also available for most performances.

From St. Petersburg – Head north on I-275 towards Roosevelt Blvd (SR 686); head west and follow signs to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.  Cross the Bayside Bridge.  SR 686 becomes McMullen Booth Rd.  Turn right onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr. 

From Tampa – Head west on the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60) towards Clearwater Beach.  Turn right (heading north) onto McMullen Booth Rd.  Turn right onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.

From Tarpon Springs/Palm Harbor – Head south on East Lake Rd (SR 611).  East Lake Rd becomes McMullen Booth Rd.  Turn left onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.

ADA Information
Ruth Eckerd Hall is committed to providing an accessible building and pleasurable performance experience to every member of our audience and staff.

Seat Accommodations
Special accommodations (ie. aisle seats, ramp access, space for a service dog, etc.) should be requested at time of purchase.  Wheelchair locations with companion seats are available for all performances. Limited availability. Please order early.

Accessible Parking & Entry
On the Ruth Eckerd Hall campus, disabled parking places are located around the facility on a first come - first served basis. They are clearly marked; for additional assistance, please ask a parking lot attendant for direction. There are designated drop-off points at each entrance for easy access to the lobbies.

At the Capitol Theatre, the City of Clearwater provides public parking on the street and in local lots in the area.   Patrons are welcome to use valet service when available at 50% off by presenting their disabled parking permit. 

Elevators
Elevators are available at the ground level accessing the Ruth Eckerd Hall upper lobbies, the Margarete Heye Great Room, the Dimmitt Atrium Lounge, the Hoffman Dress Circle Room and the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts. The Capitol Theatre elevator is located on the west side of the building.

Sign Language Interpretation
If you require a sign language interpreter, please submit a written request to the Patron Services Manager at least four (4) weeks prior to the event date. Mail requests to: Patron Services Manager, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL 33759. For more information, call Patron Services at 727.712.2707.

Hearing Assistance System
Patrons with a hearing disability may enjoy use of our state-of-the-art infrared Assistive Listening Device system free of charge. Listeners use a compact, portable receiver and earphones to hear clearly and easily from anywhere in the seating area. Please note, you will need to leave a driver's license or a credit card until the listening device is returned.  Please speak to an usher at the Information Station to request an Assistive Listening Device.

Restrooms
Accessible restrooms are located near all event spaces, classrooms and administrative offices.

Accessibility Services

For more information or to schedule a tour of the facility, please call Patron Services at 727.791.7060 ext 4104.