Nightlife & Entertainment
December 16, 2019

Jermaine Dupri Coming to Hard Rock Event Center Friday, January 17, 2020

Jermaine Dupri Coming to Hard Rock Event Center Friday, January 17, 2020

Rap artist Jermaine Dupri will perform in the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 10 p.m.

Fans may purchase tickets priced starting at $40 beginning on Friday, December 20, via Ticketmaster or online at

A rapper, songwriter, record producer and record executive, Dupri has worked with such notable acts as Kris Kross, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jay-Z, Nelly, Monica, Migos, Da Brat, Xscape, Janet Jackson, TLC, Aretha Franklin, Ludacris, Alicia Keys and Bow Wow.

After starting in the entertainment business at the age of 12 as a dancer in the hip-hop group Whodini, Dupri would go on to discover the rap duo Kris Kross at an

Atlanta mall in 1991 as an upstart 19-year-old producer. He helped write the duo’s massive single “Jump” as well as the hit single “Warm It Up,” which were part of an album that went multi-platinum.

Dupri, who owns the So So Def Recordings label, won a GRAMMY® Award in 2006 for Best R&B song after collaborating with Carey on the hit “We Belong Together.” He also has an ASCAP Golden Note Award to his credit (for composers and songwriters) and he captured the first Billboard Otis Redding Excellence Award (for his achievements both inside and outside the studio).

A recent inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Dupri has spoken at events like the Forrester Research Interactive Marketing Summit, the Portada Latin American Advertising and Media Summit and Social Media Week.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world offering award-winning gaming, hospitality and entertainment. The casino features nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines, 179 table games and a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables. Additionally, the property offers a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and the property proudly offers ten restaurants, including the upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and The Rez Grill, as well as the new elegant Italian restaurant, Cipresso. Recent openings include a new hotel tower, an elevated arrival experience, the Hard Rock Event Center and Rock Spa® & Salon. The resort is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.​

About Hard Rock®:

With venues in 76 countries spanning 262 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes – 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 at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. 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. In 2019, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine’s Top Employers for Women and No. 1 in J.D. Power’s 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains. Hard Rock destinations are located in the world’s greatest international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, where its headquarters are located. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International visit or