Nightlife & Entertainment
October 15, 2018

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Presents Dueling Pianos at Hard Rock Cafe Featuring Emilia Mele & Nate Rodriguez

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Presents Dueling Pianos at Hard Rock Cafe Featuring Emilia Mele & Nate Rodriguez

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa presents Dueling Pianos on October 26, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe. Featured pianists are Emilia Mele and Nate Rodriguez with Jimmy James on the drums.

Dueling Pianos brings together talented musicians for a fun and entertaining evening. A wide range of genres can be expected including Rock N Roll, Hip Hop and R&B.

Emilia Mele is an award-winning piano bar entertainer, who brings excitement and fun to her dueling piano shows. Her vocals cover a wide range of styles and artists but are mostly compared to Janis Joplin and Melissa Etheridge. She can bring the house down with soaring vocals or get the room moving with solid rock n roll delivery.

Mele and her playing partners are adept at vocals, piano, bass, guitar, drums, and more, as they bring a real show of talent to their audiences. They cover a wide variety of music as they fulfill audience requests and are sure to bring the laughter with audience participation and witty novelty songs.

Nate Rodriguez is a talented multi-instrumentalist known for his dynamic vocals, quick wit, bountiful positive energy and ability to play all styles of music well. He is a trained and award-winning vocalist who has been singing professionally for nearly 20 years.

Rodriguez comedic charm and sense of humor have earned him a reputation as one of the most likable dueling piano players in the industry. Well-known as an entertainer who can perform all styles of music, Rodriguez has honed his skills in each style during his travels to parts of the country where that music comes from or is prevalent. He often encourages crowds to test the boundaries of what dueling pianos can be.

Patrons can expect to enjoy drink specials with a fun and authentic dueling piano show.

**Media interested in interviewing the performers, capturing b-roll footage or photography should contact Darien Cobb or Kaley Purdon.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the property is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world. Located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa, the casino features high stakes table games, thousands of the hottest slot machines as well as a new smoke free slots area offering more than 850 popular games. Additionally, there is a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables and an art deco-inspired Mezzanine Level Casino with more than 500 premium and high limit slots. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and the property proudly offers seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, including the upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and The Rez Grill. The only place to rock one’s body and soul, Rock Spa® & Salon, is also available along with a plethora of VIP services. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

Hard Rock International

With venues in 74 countries, including 185 cafes, 27 hotels and 12 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 most valuable 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 and Hard Rock Live performance venues. 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 entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Atlantic City, Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach, Ibiza, Orlando, Shenzhen and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include, Maldives, Manila, Malaga, Georgetown, Fortaleza, Rosario and Chengdu. New Hard Rock Hotel, Casino or Hotel & Casino projects include Berlin, Budapest, Desaru Coast, Dublin, London, Los Cabos, Madrid, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Sacramento, Dalian and Haikou in China. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. For more information on Hard Rock International visit