SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— This Friday marks the first of a series of musical performances along San Francisco’s waterfront to celebrate the America’s Cup competition.
On Wednesday night the event’s organizers offered a sneak peak of the temporary pavilion at Pier 27 that will host about two dozen concerts.
Smooth jazz was offered up for a crowd of a few hundred at the preview, but that number will jump to 9,000 on Friday for the band Imagine Dragons.
Concert promoters Live Nation are working in conjunction with America’s Cup organizers to put on the shows. Live Nation Vice President for Northern California Aaron Siuda said the venue is unique, and called it “San Francisco’s first ever outdoor waterfront amphitheater.”
America’s Cup Chief Executive Stephen Barclay said this is the first time the event has included a concert series.