TAMPA, Fla. (May 18, 2015) – Pop singer/musician Michelle Branch will kick off the month-long Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival on Monday, June 1, with a 7:30 p.m. performance in Hard Rock Cafe Tampa.
Tickets will be available via Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s Facebook page with a contest that will produce 300 winners (each receiving a pair of tickets).
An Arizona native, Branch released two top-selling albums in the early 2000’s – The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper – and she won a Grammy Award with Santana for the song The Game of Love.
Branch was also once a member of the country music duo “The Wreckers,” which she formed in 2005 with friend and fellow musician Jessica Harp. They produced the Grammy-nominated single Leave the Pieces.
“The Wreckers” disbanded in 2007 to pursue their respective solo careers and since then Branch released extended plays in 2010 and 2011.
Branch has also been involved with the television industry having played roles in such shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed and One Tree Hill. Additionally, she was a competitor on the show Hell’s Kitchen.
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]