SAN FRANCISCO
05/31/2013 04:14 pm ET

America's Cup Concert Series Kicks Off (PHOTOS)

AP

In the year since America's Cup first landed on San Francisco waters, the race has been marred by both controversy and tragedy.

But there's nothing contentious (okay, nothing that contentious) about the concert series, which kicks off Friday at the dazzling America's Cup Pavilion and boasts an all-star lineup that includes legends like Sting and homegrown heroes like the San Francisco Symphony.

Shows run through September and the picturesque waterfront venue can accommodate a whopping 9,000 spectators. Click here for more details and check out the lineup below:

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