HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL AND SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL – HOLLYWOOD TO BRING HARD ROCK RISING MUSIC FESTIVAL TO MIAMI BEACH ON THURSDAY MARCH 26, 2015

HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL AND SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL – HOLLYWOOD

TO BRING HARD ROCK RISING MUSIC FESTIVAL TO MIAMI BEACH ON THURSDAY MARCH 26, 2015

 Flo Rida, Wyclef Jean, Andrea Bocelli, Barry Gibb and Gloria Estefan to Take the Stage at Beachfront Concert Event

 ORLANDO, Fla. (March 2, 2015) – Hard Rock International’s commitment to bringing music’s biggest stars to fans around the world will be on full display when the brand, in partnership with South Florida’s ultimate entertainment destination Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Fla., hosts the free Hard Rock Rising Miami Beach festival. The eclectic music lineup features something for every musical taste with performances by international superstars including Flo Rida, Wyclef Jean, Andrea Bocelli, Barry Gibb and Gloria Estefan. The all-day oceanfront music festival will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2015, on the sand at Eighth Street and Ocean Drive.

“Live music has been a pillar of the Hard Rock brand for more than 40 years,” said John Galloway, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Hard Rock International. “We are honored to partner with the City of Miami Beach to bring this diverse lineup of artists to fans at the first-ever Hard Rock Rising Miami Beach.”

Supporting talent includes the official DJ of the Miami Heat, DJ Irie; English guitarist and singer songwriter, Dave Mason; GRAMMY® award-winning musician, Jon Secada; Jamaican reggae and hip-hop artist, Ky-Mani Marley; Miami Beach jazz vocalist, Nicole Henry; and Jamaican reggae band, Third World. Andy Garcia will serve as an emcee for a portion of the evening.

Free seating for the show will be available onsite on a first come, first serve basis. Hard Rock Rising Miami Beach will also offer limited, reserved premium seats. Gates open on Thursday, March 26 at noon, with the temporary beach amphitheater opening at 5 p.m. for the evening’s performances.

Committed to supporting music and emerging artists around the globe, Hard Rock International hosted more than 28,000 live music events worldwide in 2014. The brand continues its dedication to supporting up-and-coming artists in 2015 with Hard Rock Rising concert events in the United States and Europe, providing a forum for music icons and today’s hottest new talent to connect with music fans around the world.

Event partners include ACT Productions (Miami Beach) and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Event sponsors include Coca-Cola, Atlantic Broadband and the Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority.

For additional info please visit www.hardrockrising.com. For event ticketing please visit www.MiamiBeach100.com.

 About Hard Rock International

With a total of 198 venues in 63 countries, including 152 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Rio de Janeiro and Marrakech. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Dallas-Fort Worth, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.