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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Receives Key to the City, Honorary Mayor

Santa Clara declares Beyoncé Knowles-Carter mayor for the day and gives the iconic singer the key to the City prior to her Levi's Stadium performance.

The City of Santa Clara has named Beyoncé Knowles-Carter the title of Honorary Mayor for Aug. 30, the day of her “Renaissance World Tour” concert at Levi’s Stadium. Beyoncé will also receive the Key to the City.

This marks her 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 is an iconic figure in the world of music and culture and 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 Aug. 30, 2023 at Levi’s Stadium.

Just a few weeks ago, Taylor Swift also received the honorary title of mayor on the two days she performed at Levi’s Stadium.


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