Sat, Dec 7 at 8:00 PM @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member John Prine returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for his seventh appearance. 2018 saw the release of his album, The Tree of Forgiveness, his latest album of original material in over 13 years. Nearly 50 years into a remarkable career, the 72-year-old singer is experiencing a late-career renaissance.
"My audience has almost doubled in the last ten years," says Prine.
He is known as a songwriter’s songwriter, who can balance humor and heartbreak, turn of phrase and tongue in cheek. Classics such as “Angel from Montgomery”, “Sam Stone”, “Paradise” and “Hello in There” speak to the everyday experience of ordinary people with a simple honesty, and an extraordinary ability to get right through to the heart of the listener.
Tickets are $77, $87, $97, and $110.75.
$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 2 hours prior to show time. Artist does not appear at party.
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.
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.