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Put your Hands in the Air: Pitbull Named 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Boat Parade Grand Marshal


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Media Contacts:

Yaffa Mizrachi, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; 954-327-7504, [email protected]

Kathy Keleher, Winterfest, Inc.; 954-767-0686, [email protected]


Fort Lauderdale, FL (October 3, 2016) – Parade Organizers announced Mr. Worldwide, Armando Christian Perez, also known globally as Pitbull, as the Grand Marshal of the 45th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. 

Pitbull will serve as ambassador for South Florida’s most acclaimed holiday celebration.

“As a native of South Florida, I am especially proud to have Pitbull as our Grand Marshal. This multi-dimensional globally-recognized superstar will rock our waterways and the world on December 10th,” said Lisa Scott-Founds, president & CEO of Winterfest, Inc. “We’re so excited to see Pitbull exude his enthusiasm on the mic throughout the night to one million spectators.”

From sold out tours and international shows to collaborations with the elite in the music industry, this South Florida Grammy®-winning global superstar is a crossover superstar who melds rap, bass and crunk into chart-topping hits with a touch of homegrown Cuban/American flare.

His relentless work ethic has expanded Pitbull beyond music with Bud Light, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Miami Grill as a few of his business partnerships. He has brought the Latin heat to television with appearances on Empire, Dancing with the Stars and his annual New Year’s Eve special on Fox TV. Pitbull is a brand.

“Seminole Hard Rock is thrilled to have Pitbull serve as this year’s revered Grand Marshal, kicking off the holiday season in style. His international superstar and larger than life personality screams Hard Rock and is sure shake up the waterways. Soon, we will all be yelling ‘Timber’!, said Susan Renneisen, vice president of community affairs and special events for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

Pitbull will be a part of the Grand Marshal Reception on Friday, Dec. 9 prior to his concert at Hard Rock Live. He will appear in the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Boat Parade on Dec. 10. For more information on the Winterfest Celebration and how you can be a participant, visit WinterfestParade.com or call 954-767-0686. Website: winterfestparade.com, FB: winterfest.parade, Twitter/Instagram: WinterfestInc.

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About Winterfest, Inc.

Winterfest is a Florida not-for-profit organization based in Broward County that produces a variety of events including the free public event known as the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade – “The World’s Most Watched Boat Parade.” Approximately one million spectators view the Parade on the 12-mile route along with millions more via television and the internet bringing National and International recognition to South Florida.  Winterfest also hosts annual events to enhance the community’s image and provide unique, wholesome family entertainment. For more information on Winterfest, please contact the office at (954) 767-0686 or their website: www.winterfestparade.com.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, features a AAA Four Diamond resort with 469 luxury rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightlife, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, and premium meeting and convention space. As South Florida’s premier entertainment destination, Seminole Hard Rock hosts top-name acts at its 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena and offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a stand-alone poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. The resort also features contemporary and casual eateries, including Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe – Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 167 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants. For more information, call 800-937-0010, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, or follow us on Facebook: @SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly

Pitbull social media

His social networking channels include 59 million likes on Facebook (@Pitbull), 22 million followers on Twitter (@Pitbull) and 4 million followers on Instagram (@Pitbull), plus more than 8 million subscribers on YouTube (PitbullVEVO and PitbullMusic). On Shazam, Pitbull has introduced over 54 million followers to emerging DJs, club tracks and new sounds from around the world. Pitbull joined Flipagram as the first ever Artist of the Month and within days had 340,000 views and 78,000 followers, now at 741,000 followers