When it was first announced that America’s Cup organizers were planning to build an outdoor concert venue on the waterfront between Piers 27/29, there was much rejoicing from Bay Area music fans. But not so fast!
According to the San Francisco Examiner, America’s Cup CEO Stephen Barclay has sent a letter to the Entertainment Commission , agreeing to reduce the number of concerts put on at the venue while also ending concerts earlier (10:30 on weekdays, 11:00 on weekends). Organizers will reduce the amount of concerts from 40 to 30 and set up a community hotline for noise complaints, similar to what organizers do for Outside Lands each year.
The move comes as the neighborhood group Telegraph Hill Dwellers raised concerns about among other things, traffic and noise in the area when the concert series begins in late May.
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An Entertainment Commission hearing is set for Tuesday night as organizers attempt to finalize permitting for the venue.
The inaugural concert at the America’s Cup Pavilion is scheduled for May 31 as Imagine Dragons will take the stage.