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Hard Rock Energy Officially a Sponsor for Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival At Hard Rock Cafe Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (May 4, 2015) – Hard Rock Energy will be a sponsor of the upcoming Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival at Hard Rock Cafe Tampa.

The festival, which develops and showcases upcoming artists, is scheduled for Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of June. 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.

Hard Rock Energy will be providing “swag bags” and a supply of Hard Rock Energy for all acoustic talent, while presenting five Hard Rock Energy guitars to five lucky artists.

Additionally, 100 social media fans of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will each win customized Hard Rock Energy “swag bags” via a social media contest.

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.

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.

The festival will feature three national acts that will perform on June 1, June 14 and June 30.

Those artists will be announced at a later date.

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 Hard Rock Energy

Hard Rock Energy Drink is an energy drink developed by Enterprise Beverage Group, LLC (EBG), under the direction of CEO David Drow and launched in the US market in December 2013. EBG licensed their brand from Hard Rock International, which is one of the most globally recognized companies with 174 venues in 55 countries, including 136 cafes, 19 hotels and 7 casinos. Headquartered in South Florida, Hard Rock Energy Drink continues to gain momentum with local, regional, and national retailers. Available in three unique flavors, Hard Rock Energy Drink currently offers Original, which is blue in appearance with a citrus flavor, Paradise Punch, red in appearance with tropical notes, and Sugar Free, clear in appearance with only 6 calories per serving. Each16-ounce can contains a proprietary blend of the highest quality ingredients. Included are the active ingredients Caffeine and Vitamin B12, which gives a quick energy boost without the familiar post-crash of most competitors. Hard Rock Energy Drink promotes the lifestyle of music, passion, creativity, and anyone wanting to #RockHarder. Hard Rock Energy Drink currently retails for $1.99 for one can, and is available in select retailers including Kum & Go, HyVee, and Albertson’s or on www.hardrockenergydrink.com. For more information on Hard Rock Energy, or to connect with the brand, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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