SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The America’s Cup has partnered with Live Nation to include a series of concerts along San Francisco’s waterfront during this summer’s prestigious yacht racing event, with Sting as the first headliner to be announced.

A temporary open-air amphitheater will hold 9,000 people and be used for concerts and other events from May until early October, when the America’s Cup is over.

According to Live Nation, Sting will perform on June 2, with tickets going on sale February 22.

Jodi Goodman, the President of Live Nation, said Sting is one of the many different kinds of artists who will perform in the amphitheater on Piers 27 and 29.

“Everyone has different ideas of what they want to see, what is quality, what is fun and that’s what we’re going to be open to,” Goodman said.

Goodman acknowledged they have a good time frame to put on something special and hopes for a “strong series.”

The concerts will be held at night. During the day, the amphitheater will have exhibits and programs, along with giant TV screens where visitors and the public can view the America’s Cup in action.

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