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Grammy Award-winning Band Blues Traveler to Headline the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Meatopia: The Q Revolution at The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, February 21

Grammy Award-winning Band Blues Traveler to Headline the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Meatopia: The Q Revolution at The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, February 21

 Festival Attendees Privy to First Taste of Kuro

 HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (January 29, 2015) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Meatopia: The Q Revolution presented by Creekstone Farms hosted by Guy Fieri curated by Josh Ozersky at the 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE will take place on Saturday, February 21 beachside at Delano from 7 – 10 p.m. Grammy Award-winning band Blues Traveler will headline, setting the tone for the Festival’s iconic event for all things grilled, braised and barbecued.

A band that has learned to be ever-changing, while sticking to the roots of who they are, in 2014, Blues Traveler celebrated the 20th anniversary of their Grammy and will perform classic hits and new songs from their new and dramatically different album scheduled for release in 2015. Blues Traveler achieved international success with their mid-90’s Billboard top ten breakthrough hit, “Run-Around,” and has entertained more than 30 million fans around the world with an average touring pace of 250 shows per year. The band, composed of John Popper (vocals, harmonica), Chan Kinchla (guitars), Tad Kinchla (bass), Ben Wilson (keyboards) and Brendan Hill (drums, percussion), is recognized for their harmonica laced sound with a hybrid vibe that draws from blues-rock, psychedelic rock, folk rock, soul and Southern Rock. Blues Traveler will take the stage for a 90-minute set.

As title sponsor of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s most anticipated event, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will transform the Meatopia: The Q Revolution venue to reflect the fun, irreverent personality of Hard Rock and socially vibrant ambiance of Kuro. Kuro is the new-style Japanese craft kitchen led by Executive Chef Alex Becker that will open at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. in March 2015. Attendees of Meatopia: The Q Revolution will have a first taste of Kuro’s handcrafted nigiri and signature cocktails at the pop-up Kuro Lounge. In addition to Meatopia: The Q Revolution, Kuro will also be serving a sampling of its artisanal creations at Italian Al Fresco Feast on the Beach hosted by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos presented by Ronzoni sponsored by MIAMI magazine on Thursday, February 19 and Best of The Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards hosted by Andrew Zimmern on Sunday, February 22.

Meatopia has been called “a meat-lover’s paradise” by New York Magazine and a “bacchanal of pork, beef, lamb, chicken, duck, turkey, and quail” by The New York Times. Attendees can fulfill their most carnivorous desires as more than 30 chefs celebrate the whole animal with their all-wood-fired custom dishes that are created just for this event.

Tickets to these Festival events and more are available online at www.sobefest.com or by calling 877.762.3933 (phone sales open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET). Be sure to use the hashtag #SOBEWFF all weekend long.  All proceeds from the Festival benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida’s premier destination for fun and entertainment, Where Rock Royalty Lives. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, over 2,200 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player’s Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef’s Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold ‘em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 142 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightclubs, lounges and bars, boutique retail shops, the 350-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood, twitter.com/HardRockHolly, http://instagram.com/HardRockHolly and youtube.com/semhardrockhollywood.