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Celebrate the Month of May With 13 Ugly Men Benefit in Hard Rock Cafe

TAMPA, Fla. (May 1, 2015) – Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will host a charity concert on Friday, May 29, in Hard Rock Cafe to benefit the 13 Ugly Men Foundation.

The 13 Ugly Men Foundation raises money for local charities and organizations that benefit children’s issues, women’s issues, crisis intervention, law enforcement and the military.

Following a red carpet ceremony at 6 p.m. outside of Hard Rock Cafe, Florida native Connor Zwetsch will take the stage to perform. Her unique style is defined by a sound laced with nostalgia and is shaped by a back-porch songwriter’s honesty with a penchant for catchy, upbeat melodies.

Zwetsch just released her debut album in January – What Comes After. It’s an autobiographical collection that will resonate with all who are navigating love, loss and the search for life’s silver linings.

In addition to the concert, the casino will stage a charity slot tournament. It will run from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and carries a $10 entry fee with 50 percent of the proceeds going to the charity and 50 percent to the prize pool. Tickets for the slot tournament may be purchased at the Rock Shop located next to Hard Rock Cafe. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and a Seminole Player’s Club cardholder.

The casino will also be donating 100 percent of the proceeds generated from sales of limited edition 13 Ugly Men Foundation sunglasses in the Rock Shop as well as proceeds from sales of the 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Girls Calendar.

After the concert, the casino will present to the charity a check and signed customized fender guitar.

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.



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