FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Michelle Templeton, Director of Communications, City of Santa Clara, 408-334-1292 or email@example.com
Katelyn Studebaker, Director of Marketing, Discover Santa Clara, 408-761-8166 or kstudebaker@DiscoverSantaClara.org
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – On Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, the Santa Clara City Council will be announcing a proclamation declaring that Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will be granted the Key to the City and the title of Honorary Mayor for ceremonial purposes only on August 30, 2023, as Beyoncé brings the “Renaissance World Tour” to Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara.
This marks Beyoncé’s fifth appearance at Levi’s® Stadium. Her previous performances include the 2018 “On the Run II Tour”, the “Formation Tour” in 2016 and her debut performance at the stadium during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, an iconic figure in the world of music and culture, has captivated audiences worldwide with her exceptional talent, empowering messages, and groundbreaking performances. As an artist and humanitarian, she has left an indelible mark on the global stage.
Beyoncé’s “Renaissance World Tour” promises to be a momentous event, and Santa Clara looks forward to hosting her and her dedicated fan base affectionally known as “The Bey Hive.”
“The City of Santa Clara is excited to welcome fans and visitors to our beautiful city. As one of the most decorated artists in history, we are thrilled to have Beyoncé back here in Santa Clara as she contributes to the economic vitality of our city.” says Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor. “Beyoncé demonstrates an incredible dedication to economic equity and championing marginalized communities through her service to communities globally. In recognition of her artistry and humanitarianism, we are proud to present Beyoncé a key to our city along with the title of honorary Mayor.”
“We’re on the edge of our seats as Santa Clara gets ready to welcome the music icon, and philanthropist that is Beyoncé. Beyond the thrilling performances, Beyoncé has a history of energizing local economies of the cities she visits and we’re looking forward to experiencing the same here, further highlighting our city as a vibrant and welcoming destination,” says Christine Lawson, CEO of Discover Santa Clara®.
“Santa Clara’s Levi’s® Stadium is an amazing asset that allows us to host world class events and artists, like Beyoncé, that benefit not only our local economy but uplift the region as well.” says Jovan Grogan, City Manager and Stadium Authority Executive Director.
We extend an enthusiastic welcome to Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as she receives the Key to the City and the title of Honorary Mayor, as a testament to her enduring impact on music and culture. The City of Santa Clara welcomes fans, visitors and local residents adorning your most fabulous silver fashions to the show on August 30, 2023 at Levi’s Stadium.
View the City’s Proclamation to honor Beyoncé Knowles-Carter for The Renaissance World Tour.
About the City of Santa Clara
Located at the heart of Silicon Valley about 45 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Santa Clara truly is “The Center of What’s Possible.” Incorporated in 1852, Santa Clara covers an area of 19.3 square miles with an estimated population of 128,000. Santa Clara is home to an extraordinary array of high-tech companies, including Applied Materials, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Nvidia, Oracle, and Ericsson. The City of Santa Clara is also home to Santa Clara University, California’s Great America Theme Park, and Levi’s® Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers and future host site of Super Bowl LX and FIFA World Cup in 2026. For more information, visit SantaClaraCA.gov.
About Discover Santa Clara
Discover Santa Clara® is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization funded by the Santa Clara Tourism Improvement District and serves as the official destination marketing organization for Santa Clara, California. Discover Santa Clara® is charged with the marketing, promotion, and selling of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Convention Center as the destination of choice to national, regional, and local organizations and as a premium destination for conventions, meetings, trade shows, athletics, and group leisure events. For more information, visit DiscoverSantaClara.org.
About the Santa Clara Stadium Authority
Established to provide for the development and operation of Levi’s® Stadium, the Santa Clara Stadium Authority exists as a public body, separate and distinct from the City of Santa Clara. The seven elected members of the City Council serve as the governing board for the Stadium Authority. The Mayor serves as chair of the Stadium Authority, with the City Manager as the executive director and the City Attorney as the Stadium Authority’s general counsel. The City is not liable for the debts or obligations of the Stadium Authority. For more information, visit SantaClaraCA.gov/SCSA.