The renovated, 6,500-capacity Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami, FL, reopened August 16 after a multi-million dollar facelift with rock group Incubus, marking Live Nation‘s first concert there since it was awarded a long-term contract to operate, manage and exclusively book the venue last year.
Counting Crows followed on August 18, supported by Michael Franti & Spearhead and Augustana. No other shows are currently scheduled.
Live Nation’s renovations include expanded concession stands, new seating with chairs replacing the uncomfortable wooden benches, corporate boxes and new roofing and bathrooms.
Other Live Nation Florida venues include the Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre, Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, Mizner Park Amphitheater, Cruzan Amphitheatre and Ford Amphitheatre.
The Bayfront Park venue has an historic place in United States presidential politics: In 1933 there was an assassination attempt of president-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt with the bullet missing him, but killing Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak.