February 2, 2016

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Announces Partnership With Gasparilla Music Foundation

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Announces Partnership With Gasparilla Music Foundation

TAMPA, Fla.  (February 2, 2016) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has announced an ongoing partnership supporting the Gasparilla Music Foundation, along with a benefit event during the month of February.

The property will be selling customized limited edition earbuds in its retail shops for $10 with 100 percent of the proceeds generated going to the charity. Gasparilla Music Foundation memorabilia will also be on sale generating additional funds for the organization.

To further support the charity, Hard Rock Cafe will host a Gasparilla Music Foundation Benefit Event on Saturday, February 27, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event which will feature a charity slot tournament, red carpet ceremony, benefit concert and check presentation of funds raised for the month is open to the public.

The slot tournament has an entry fee of $10 and 50 percent of those proceeds will be donated to the charity and 50 percent to the prize pool. Tickets can be purchased at the Rock Shop or upon entry of the event.

In advance of the Foundation’s popular Gasparilla Music Festival, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa has committed to hosting a series of events to celebrate the festival.

Hard Rock Cafe will be the site for a special Kickoff Party on Friday, March 11, for the Gasparilla Music Festival which is scheduled for March 12-13 in Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park and Kiley Garden Park and will feature musical acts from a wide variety of genres on several stages and cuisine from the region’s top restaurants.

During the festival, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will be the host of the various VIP sections and will also supply various team members to volunteer at the event. Tickets for the festival can be purchased via

As part of its mission to support and promote music and education, the Gasparilla Music Foundation (which was founded in 2011) is involved in several initiatives throughout the year including providing scholarships and instruments to music students.

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 venues in 68 countries, including 162 cafes, 23 hotels and 11 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, Reykjavik and Gran Canaria, Spain. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Atlanta, Berlin, Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit


Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 627-7623, [email protected]
Chris Dirato, Bitner Goodman, (954) 703-7938, [email protected]