Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen
Fri, Nov 2 at 8:00 PM @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, legendary performers, lifelong friends, and members of the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame, share the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall for the very first time! Lyle Lovett returns for the first time since his smash performance in 2016 and Robert Earl Keen is making his Ruth Eckerd Hall debut after his sold-out performance at the Capitol Theatre in 2017.
A singer, composer, actor, and four time GRAMMY® award winner, Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans fourteen albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.
Robert Earl Keen has recorded nineteen full-length albums, including his latest, the No. 1 album Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions. He has written songs for music superstars including George Strait, The Dixie Chicks, The Highwaymen and Nanci Griffith.
Regarding the creative influence they exert on each other, Lovett recently told Texas Monthly, “When I’m with Robert, I find that I think of things that I wouldn’t think of unless I was sitting with him—whether it’s in conversation or writing a song, he has that effect on me. He’s a catalyst in that way. That’s a rare thing in life.”
Tickets are *$140, $78.25, $63.25, $53.25, and $43.25.
*$140 Pre-show Party Package includes 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, dessert & coffee, plus one beer, wine or soda prior to the performance for only $25 per person (includes tax). Doors open two hours prior to the performance. Due to limited capacity, we suggest advance purchase.
Pre-Show Party Menu:
Pork Shanks w/ Peach BBQ Sauce
Spicy Lentil Cake w/ Corn Chow Chow
Mac and Cheese Bar w/ Bacon, Green Onions, Diced Tomatoes, and Buffalo Chicken
Desserts – Chef’s Choice
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.