'Sad Summer' music festival is bringing Taking Back Sunday to Clearwater's new Coachman Park

The Maine, Pvris, Hot Mulligan and Mom Jeans are among the nine bands playing.

click to enlarge Taking Back Sunday plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on July 7, 2018. - Todd Fixler
Todd Fixler
Taking Back Sunday plays MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on July 7, 2018.
Tampa Bay's emo kids will be among the first to mosh around at Clearwater's renovated Coachman Park this summer.

Live Nation just announced that Taking Back Sunday, The Maine and Pvris and mong headliners for a "Sad Summer Festival" that kicks off in Florida in July.

Tickets to see the Sad Summer festival at Clearwater's Coachman Park on Friday, July 7 go on sale Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. EST and start at $39.50.

Perhaps most impressive is the fact that L.S. Dunes—a super group comprised of members of My Chemical Romance, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive and Thursday—will also be on the Clearwater date, presented by Ruth Eckerd Hall.

The news is huge for downtown Clearwater, where Coachman Park—located at 301 Drew St.—has sat unused since multi-million-dollar renovations kicked off in the fall on 2021. The city is hoping for a June opening at Coachman, and The Florida Orchestra has a July 4 concert scheduled, but this looks like the first big rock show at the space, which also hosts Clearwater Jazz Holiday in October.

See the full lineup below.

Sad Summer Festival 2023 lineup
  • Taking Back Sunday
  • The Maine
  • Pvris
  • Hot Mulligan
  • Mom Jeans
  • Stand Atlantic
  • L.S. Dunes
UPDATED: 01/20/22 11:45 a.m. Updated to not the inclusion of L.S. Dunes.


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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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