Nightlife & Entertainment
March 20, 2023

Comedian Mr. Red Scheduled for Hard Rock Event Center

Comedian Mr. Red will take the stage in Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa on Thursday, May 18, at 8 p.m.

Fans can access venue presale tickets beginning Wednesday, March 22, at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

Tickets starting at $50 will be available Friday, March 24, at 10 a.m. via and Ticketmaster.

Mr. Red, also known as Alexander Arias, has earned a loyal fan base, and amassed over one million combined followers on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook, thanks to his spontaneous wit and clever skits about his Hispanic upbringing.

His natural ability to engage with his audience, in comedy shows and on social media, has drawn the attention of national brands such as DoorDash, AT&T, and NASCAR. They have collaborated with him and leveraged his popularity to promote their products.

In addition to his social media brand, Mr. Red is burning up the comedy scene. Selling out over 20 straight shows in Miami and Tampa, he is now looking to take his comedy nationwide.

Hearing about his parents’ childhood struggles after leaving their homeland at a young age has made the Cuban exile experience near and dear to Mr. Red’s heart. His mother, Elena, arrived in the United States at the age of nine, while his father, Robert, left Cuba in 1965 and went to live in an orphanage in Spain. He later moved to New York at age 15 and eventually settled in South Florida, where he met Elena and started a family.

Mr. Red was born in Miami in 1988 and graduated from Southwest Senior High School in 2007. He was a standout baseball player in high school and received a scholarship to play at Western Nebraska College. He eventually returned to Miami, graduating from Florida International University in 2012 with a degree in Health Management. He began his professional career in the medical industry but quickly shifted gears when he realized that entertaining people was his passion. In addition to making people laugh, Mr. Red writes, produces, and acts as he pursues his love of film.

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 offers nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines, 179 table games, a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables and a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The 800-room hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and proudly offers 12 restaurants, including upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, The Rez Grill, and Cipresso. Amenities include the 1,500-seat Hard Rock Event Center, which hosts some of the nation's hottest entertainers and must-see concerts; a 60,000-square-foot pool deck area with three pools and 19 cabanas; as well as the luxurious 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 FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Hard Rock®:

Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in over 70 countries spanning 260 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2022, Hard Rock Hotels was honored as the number one brand in Outstanding Guest Satisfaction for the second year in a row among Upper Upscale Hotels in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study. This designation is the fourth consecutive year the iconic brand has been among top brands in this category. HRI is the first privately-owned gaming company designated U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal for the second year. Hard Rock was also honored as one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Women, Diversity and New Grads and a Top Large Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. In 2021, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos received first place ranking in the Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group for six of the last seven years. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit or


Media Contacts

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Darien Cobb, Manager of Public Relations and Community Affairs, (813) 627-7788, [email protected]

Sara Coulter, Public Relations and Community Affairs Specialist, (813) 627-7623, [email protected]

Bitner Group Public Relations

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