“Light Up Clearwater”: A Benefit to Restore the Historic Capitol Theatre

Community partners come together – The Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa and Ruth Eckerd Hall are holding a benefit concert to help raise funds to restore the historic Capitol Theatre.

(May 2, 2011, Tampa Bay, FL) If there ever was a successful fundraiser, it would be entertainment that appealed to adults and children alike. The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, is hosting a special benefit performance in their Aqualea Room on Friday May 20th at 7:30pm, featuring Clearwater’s own sensational teen recording artist Suite Caroline and students from The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The benefit concert is to help raise funds to restore the historic Capitol Theatre.

13 year-old Suite Caroline is an amazing musical talent, having already released 3 CDs of all original music. She has opened concerts for many popular artists including Martina McBride and has even sung live with Sheryl Crow, Pat Benatar, Charlie Daniels and the GoGo’s. David Norrie of What’s Hot Tampa Bay Magazine says, “…it’s glaringly apparent that even though she’s just 13, when Suite Caroline straps a guitar over her shoulder and steps up to the mic, she definitely has ‘IT’.”

  • Suite Caroline performance on Friday, May 20th 7:30 pm at The Aqualea Room in The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, (301 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL)
  • Performance tickets are $25.00 each.
  • Children eight (8) and under are free for performance only – for eachadult ticket purchased, one child is free.
  • There is also offering a Buffet Dinner Package from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at the SHOR American Seafood Grill located in the hotel.

Seating is limited. For more information or to make your reservation now, please contact Sherri Callahan at the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce at  727-461-0011 or email her at [email protected].


Ø  Performance Only: $25 each

Ø  Adult Buffet Dinner & Performance: $65 each

Ø  Children’s Buffet Dinner & Performance: $50 each

In addition, The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa is offering a special rate of $179 for concert guests on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 for those who wish to make a weekend of the event.  For more information or to make reservations please call  888-421-1442 and ask for the “Suite Caroline Block.”

Event Sponsors are:

  • Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
  • CCM Graphic Solutions, Inc.
  • JoTo Extreme PR
  • Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce

About Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa:

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa is the centerpiece of the Clearwater Beach’s new Beach Walk, a half mile promenade offering entertainment, shopping, dining, strolling and more.

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa’s 250 guest suites blend tropical elegance and a luxurious carefree experience like none other on Florida’s Gulf Coast beaches. Breathtaking Gulf views provide the backdrop for expansive floor plans ranging from studio suites to one-and-two bedroom condominium beach suites with rooftop terraces. Tropical island elegance is reflected in the interior design by the international design team of Wilson & Associates. Each suite features a full kitchen and oversized guest rooms. Just a few of the amenities for the resort include the White Orchid Beach Club, two swimming pools with air-conditioned poolside cabanas and a Hyatt signature restaurant.

For more information on group sales or reservations, please visit For condominium sales opportunities, please visit or call  (727) 444-4500.

About the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce:

Established in 1922, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce set out with the vision to be the premier Voice of Business in the Clearwater region. Representing more than 1,400 member businesses, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) is one of the largest chambers in the Bay area and has become a large and powerful voice for its members through its ability to partner with other agencies and advocate on behalf of business and its members.  CRCC’s mission is to enhance the business environment and promote economic health and growth in the Clearwater region. 

About the Capitol Theatre:

Constructed and established in 1921, The Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District, complete with a large mezzanine and furnishings reminiscent of a classic Hollywood theater, is one of the oldest operating theatres in the state of Florida. In 2009, the Clearwater City Council designated the Capitol Theatre a historical landmark. This was the first such designation by the city. Ruth Eckerd Hall is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  Visit

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