Buddy Guy and John Hiatt
Fri, Aug 5 2022 at 7:30 PM @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
See two legendary musicians, Buddy Guy and John Hiatt, as they come together for their return to Ruth Eckerd Hall. Buddy Guy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of his generation, possessing a sound and style that embodies the traditions of classic Chicago blues while also embracing the fire and flash of rock & roll. Buddy's time came in 1991 with the breakthrough of Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues, the first of his many albums to reach the Billboard charts. A master lyricist and satirical storyteller, John Hiatt is joined by his band The Goners Featuring Sonny Landreth. Hiatt delivers songs filled with tales of redemption, relationships, and surrendering on his own terms. Hiatt's finest album is 1987's Bring the Family; other catalog highlights include the pop and rock of 1983's Riding with the King, the rough-hewn blues-rock of 2008's Same Old Man, and 2021's Leftover Feelings.
Tickets are $53.25, $73.25, $93.25, and $116.25.
$175 Pre-show Party Packages are available and include a premium seat, access to party lounge including high-end appetizers, dessert & coffee, plus one beer, wine or soda, beginning 1 1/2 hours prior to show time. Artist does not appear at party.
We are pleased to offer enhanced systems for your comfort and would like to remind you:
• Masks and testing are not required unless otherwise noted. Purchasers will be notified of any tour mandates.
• All persons will be screened for prohibited items.
• Persons with suspected illness or recently exposed to contagious disease should not attend.
• While we are committed to providing a clean environment, those entering our property assume risk of exposure, injury and illness and release Ruth Eckerd Hall and the City of Clearwater of all liability. Please use discretion.
Please reach out to a staff member if we can assist you. We are here to serve you!
For more information about our facility safety protocols, click here.
Enjoy an exclusive pre-show party in our Dimmitt Lounge including high-end appetizers, small plate entrée, salad, dessert and coffee, plus your choice of one beer, wine, single liquor cocktail or soda for only $29 per person (includes tax).
Sample Pre-Show Party Menu:
Street "Corn" Shrimp w/ chipotle aioli
Beef and Cheese Empanadas w/ crema
Southwest Chopped Salad w/ roasted corn, pickled red onions, tomatoes, black beans
Roasted Calabacita con queso
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
Please note, this is a heavy appetizers dining 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. Gratuity is not included.
Parking & Directions
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.
Ruth Eckerd Hall is committed to providing an accessible building and pleasurable performance experience to every member of our audience and staff.
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 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.
Accessible restrooms are located near all event spaces, classrooms and administrative offices.
For more information or to schedule a tour of the facility, please call Patron Services at 727.791.7060 ext 4104.