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Big 3 Records Partners With Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival To Develop Local Acoustic Talent at Hard Rock Cafe Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (April 29, 2015) – Big 3 Records has signed on as an official partner for the upcoming Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival at Hard Rock Cafe Tampa and will be evaluating the various showcases, while also scouting for potential new additions to their roster.

A compilation album project featuring the best of the festival is also in the works.

There’s still time for local artists to submit an entry to perform at the upcoming festival in Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. The deadline to submit a video entry showcasing the talent to the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa website is May 8 at 5 p.m.

The festival, which develops and showcases upcoming artists, is scheduled for Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in Hard Rock Cafe Tampa. Each day, at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., four local acoustic artists will perform and then a headline acoustic artist will take the stage from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Those who are selected by the Hard Rock Cafe music team will be placed on the schedule for the month long festival. Professional photography and videography will be a provided resource to the selected artists for their personal use.

Additionally, three national acts, to be announced at a later date, will perform on June 1, June 14 and June 30.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida and the place where celebrities love to stay and play. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, this electrifying casino destination is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world and is located in Tampa, Florida off of I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. Featuring high stakes table games along with thousands of the hottest slot machines, the rock star amenities at this AAA Four Diamond rated hotel and casino range from seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, a newly renovated Rock Spa® and VIP services galore. The casino offers a valet service or free, self-parking. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 199 venues in 63 countries, including 153 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, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

About Big3 Records
Founded in 2000 by entrepreneur Bill Edwards, from its beginnings, Big3 Records has embraced the philosophy that whether reinventing an established artist or developing and introducing new talent to the world, the artist & music comes first.
This simple philosophy coupled with the invaluable resource of Big3 Studios has allowed boundaries to be crossed, genres to be transcended, and molds to be broken in the pursuit of quality music for all. Big3 Records releases are distributed through Caroline, a division of Capitol Music Group.



Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 523-5673, [email protected]

Amy Rench, Big3 Records (727)-343-1840