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Friday
Jul 30 8:00 PM

Dave Koz Summer Horns

Back by popular demand, GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz and Friends return to Ruth Eckerd Hall for Summer Horns! Building on the massive success of their Summer Horns projects, Koz And Friends are returning to the road with the brass-fueled, feel-good tour of the summer. Joining him this year will be saxophonists Mindi Abair, Kirk Whalum & Vincent Ingala. Released in 2013, Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns spent five weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and was nominated for a GRAMMY®. The album featured imaginative takes from Koz, Mindi Abair, and more on the classic hits of Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears and other brassy juggernauts of the 1960’s and ’70s. It yielded four No. 1 hits. This live show is sure to be one of the hottest shows this summer and is not to be missed!

Tickets are $52, $87, and $100.

$150 Pre-show Dinner Packages are available and include a premium seat, a three course meal and your choice of (1) beer, wine or soda, beginning 1 1/2 hours prior to show time. Artist does not appear at dinner.

The 2021 Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns VIP Experience $200

Celebrate summer by joining Dave’s festive pre-show Meet & Greet! Take a photograph with Dave and participate in an intimate Q&A session. Make this summer memorable and join Dave’s 2021 Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns VIP Experience! Package includes:

• Premium Seat Ticket
• Intimate Q&A with Dave Koz
• Meet & Greet with Dave Koz
• A Photograph with Dave Koz
• An Autographed VIP Laminate
• A Special Gift from Dave

Note there are a very limited number of spaces available. Each VIP guest must have a seat ticket to join the Meet & Greet.

This Meet & Greet event is planned to take place prior to the show. Please note: you must be able to arrive 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to show time. The VIP event is expected to begin promptly at ninety minutes prior to show time. You will receive a VIP itinerary approximately three days prior to the show with the necessary details.

At this time, capacity is being limited to 50% and tickets are only available in pairs. Please select two seats when choosing your location.

For information on our facility safety protocols, click here.

The following protocols are currently in place:

• Face coverings are currently required inside the facility for all persons over the age of 2. Please be aware that this is subject to change and may be voluntary on the day of the event. Do not purchase if this is a concern.

• All persons will be screened for prohibited items.

• Our facility will be sanitized prior to your arrival.

• Hand sanitizer stations are readily available. If you are in need of an attendant with cleaning supplies, please ask a staff member.

• To minimize wait time and reduce crowding, please consider using our mobile app to order Food & Beverage on-site.

• For the safety of others, all persons with suspected illness or have recently been 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!

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Make your Ruth Eckerd Hall experience even more fantastic with a delicious pre-show dinner, prepared exclusively by our Chef, at Clearwater's most unique restaurant, Upstage Dining! Dinner is $29 per person (includes tax) and includes a three course meal and your choice of (1) beer, wine or soda. The dining room opens 1 ½ hours prior to the performance. Dining reservations go quickly, please make reservations in advance.

SAMPLE Pre-Show Dinner Menu:

First Course
• Caesar Salad
Main Course
• Hanger Steak with Tuscan salsa verde and Grilled Shrimp Skewer (duet)
• Mixed Seasonal Vegetables
• Tomato Basil Rice
• Rolls & Butter
Dessert
• Cheesecake
Beverages
• Coffee, Iced Tea and Ice Water
• Drink ticket for one (1) beer, (1) wine, (1) soda or (1) Dasani bottled water

*We will also offer a vegetarian/vegan plate upon request.

Each party will be seated at their own individual tables. Service will be tableside using disposable dining products (no china or glass).

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.