America’s Cup Shed On Track

San Francisco’s first outdoor waterfront concert venue will soon be a reality thanks to a partnership between America’s Cup and Live Nation.

Sting will be the inaugural headliner June 2 at the temporary, 9,000-capacity America’s Cup Pavilion  part of the America’s Cup Park on the Embarcadero. The project, located between Piers 27 and 29, is to break ground in spring with a target date of mid-May to open, according to Live Nation.

The concert series, which includes Imagine Dragons; Steve Miller Band and the Doobie Brothers; Train with The Script; and Gavin DeGraw and Jason Mraz through early September, will coincide with the Louis Vuitton Cup, the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and the America’s Cup finals.

Live Nation’s Jodi Goodman and Rose Kirkland will handle booking for America’s Cup Pavilion.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Feb. 23 that America’s Cup chief Stephen Barclay was meeting with members of the Telegraph Hill Dwellers Association who have voiced their concerns about the amphitheater’s size increase – originally planned with a 4,000-capacity – and potential noise and other problems related to the concert series.