Weekend Concierge

Mar 182016
 

Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat and New Orleans Suspects will perform at theFunky Biscuit on Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd as part of BISCUIT FEST 5. Rob Holloway is also on the bill.  Music starts at 8:00 P.M. with 3 sets and special guests.  This is open to patrons 21 and over.   Tickets are $35.00-$55.00.  The venue is located at 303 SE Mizner Blvd, Royal Palm Place, Boca Raton, FL.  For more information call 561-465-3946 or visit http://www.funkybiscuit.com/.

 

Fred Tackett is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter best known for his work as a member of the legendary band Little Feat, heralded for their swampy, bluesy Americana-rock. Paul Barrere has been the guitarist for Little Feat since 1972.   Additionally, he has recorded and performed with many notable musicians including Robert Palmer, Bonnie Raitt and Carly Simon.   Tackett and Barrere tour as an acoustic duo and with Dead Feat, a quartet which includes Anders Osborne and Bill Kreutzmann. Tackett and Barrere have been joining New Orleans Suspects on tour dates for the last several  years receiving rave reviews from their fans!

 

New Orleans Suspects includes: Reggie Scanlan on bass (The Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); “MEAN” WILLIE GREEN on drums (Neville Bros.); Jeff Watkins on saxophone (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band); Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation).

 

The band’s 2014 release Ouroboros (Louisiana Red Hot Records) features 10 original songs that define the band’s sound, which is one that puts their own twist on the traditions of New Orleans music–fever-inducing funk, irresistible R&B rhythms, Longhair rhumbas, dancing-in-the-street second lines, jazzy soul-drenched horns, mind-melting swamp hoodoo, and feet-don’t-fail-me-now Carnivale music.  The CD has received rave reviews and is in rotation on 3 Sirius/XM stations: Bluesville, Jam_ON and The Loft.

For more information, visit www.TheFunkyBiscuit.com

 March 18, 2016  Posted by  Local Events No Responses »
Mar 092016
 
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This year, St Patrick’s Day falls on a Thursday.  Authentic Irish Pubs and Die-Hards will celebrate from early morning with breakfast and beer until late night followed by more breakfast in the wee hours.  However, you don’t have to wait until the 17th to get your “green on”.  The two largest cities in Broward will be celebrating on the weekend prior to the 17th.  Read all about St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival in Downtown Fort Lauderdale 2016 on Saturday and the 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in Hollywood on Sunday.

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Also on the weekend preceding St Patrick’s Day, the City of Delray Beach will pay tribute with live music entertainment starting on Friday evening and continuing all day Saturday with the parade flowing along “The” Avenue from 2 till 4pm.  Read all about it on our special page dedicated to this event.

Many bars and restaurants will also be celebrating on the weekend instead of the traditional March 17th this year.

Live Entertainment Schedule at Local Pubs & Restaurants on Thursday, March 17th, 2016

A Celtic Rogue Theory at Galuppi’s in Pompano Beach at 7:30pm (and a full day of Irish entertainment starting at Noon with an Irish Fiddler, Irish Step Dancers
Bagpipes, Irish Drummer and Irish Favorites by Tom O’Miller)

The  Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood kicks off the festivities at 6pm with the Police Pipe & Drum Corps and the South Florida Cloggers. Headliner band for this Thursday is The Flyers at 9pm.  Don’t forget to try their limited time only Guinness and Jameson Irish Whiskey Bacon Cheeseburger!

Cagney’s Saloon in Davie will be celebrating both Thursday and Friday nights.  First, on Thursday with the Piro Band Jam Session, then Friday the 18th with local Rock Cover Band Soulicide. Irish beer specials include Guinness, Smithwick’s and Harps, Jameson Specials and home cooked Corned Beef & Cabbage and Shepherd’s Pie.

Bahama Bob (5-8) and Spider Cherry will be performing at Brendan’s Sports Pub in Pompano Beach 8:00pm. Irish dinners and Green Beer will be on the menu from Noon till Midnight including Bangers & Mash, Fish & Chips, Corned Beef & Cabbage as well as Shepherd’s Pie.

Packy’s Sports Pub in Lighthouse Point will kick off the live entertainment at 3:30 with Irish band Echoes of Erin followed by rock party-band Bounce at 8:00pm.  Also, a long list of Irish specialties including Irish Stew and Corned Beef & Cabbage.

Bagpipes and Joey Kennedy during Happy Hour at Fishtales on 33rd in Ft Lauderdale followed by Bombshell (rock cover band) at 9:00pm

Axcents will be performing at Johnny O’Brien’s Pub (formerly Cuddy’s Sports Shack) in Coconut Creek 8:30pm

Furious George will be at Chit Chats Bar in Pompano Beach starting at 7:00pm

Snakebite at Whiskey Tango in Hollywood starting at 9:00pm

Headless Mind at O’Malley’s Sports Bar in Margate at 9pm

Rough Shot (Rock & Country Band) at Shenanigans in Hollywood at 10pm

Crush band will be performing at The Tilted Kilt in Fort Lauderdale where festivities will begin at 6:30pm with The Black Pearl Pipes & Drums.

Fort Lauderdale’s newest venue for live entertainment, Trio Live, will play host to two bands: ANT from 7-8:30 followed by Nick Schnebelen Band (National Touring Blues Guitarist) at 10pm.

I’m not sure about the exact band names but you can bet that they are probably the most authentic Irish at two of the largest “block party” celebrations going in Broward each year – one at The Field Irish Pub in Dania Beach and the other at Maguire’s Hill 16 in Fort Lauderdale.  Parking might be a challenge due to the vast numbers of people who are expected to attend each of these with Indoor AND Outdoor activities going on all day long.

You’ll find all the above and more listed at www.weekendbroward.com/live-music/ with more choices for Palm Beach County available too! (see ads below)

What’s going on in Palm Beach County this Thursday?

Crazy Fingers & Fruition at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton

Paul Anthony Band at The Pavilion Grille in Boca Raton

The O’Neils (direct from Ireland) at Tim Finnegan’s in Delray Beach

Solstice Reign & White Noise at Piper’s Sports Bar & Grill in Greenacres (Lake Worth) Also $4 Guinness bottles, $10.95 Corned Beef & Cabbage.

The Dubliner Irish Pub located inside Mizner Park in Boca Raton is famous for their annual block party.  Entertainment this year will include Walter Rooney, Rogue Theory, The Flyers, Spider Cherry, Irish Cloggers & Bagpipers, PBC Firefighters Drum & Pipes Band and Balloon Artists and Face-painters for the kids.  Their authentic Irish Buffet will include House Cured Corned Beef, Shepherd’s Pie, Banger’s & Mash and More

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Feb 232016
 
Margate Carnival

The Margate Carnival, brought to you by the Margate Chamber of Commerce, is coming back just in time for your Spring Break from March 18th to March 27th, 2016. The carnival will feature a huge array of carnival rides to suit people of all ages, all of your favorite carnival games filled with great rides, and the best of the best in traditional carnival fare for a price you will be sure to like. There will be FREE Parking at the event, and entry is only $2/person. Or, you can skip entry fees altogether when you buy an UNLIMITED RIDES WRISTBAND for only $20!

Hours

The Margate Carnival will be open Fridays from 5pm-12pm, Saturdays 12pm-12am, Sundays 12pm-11pm, and Monday through Thursday from 5pm-11pm. Don’t forget to print the above advertisement with the $5 off the Unlimited Rides Wristband (*coupon is valid Monday to Thursday only, valid for 1 person per entry, no exceptions).

Margate Chamber of Commerce

The Margate Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 Non-Profit Organization created to develop, support, and grow the local Margate Business Community.

 

Margate Carnival

 February 23, 2016  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Feb 192016
 

This June, The Hukilau will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a historic celebration of Tiki culture and the 60th anniversary of The Mai-Kai. Guest artist, Shag, aka Josh Agle, will provide his artistic talents and also participate in several special events at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 hotel. Co-founder/organizer Christie “Tiki Kiliki” White promises “a celebration of epic proportions” during the June 8-12 festivities.

“The appearance of Shag has really stirred tons of excitement here on the East Coast,” Tiki Kiliki said. “We don’t see him often enough, so that will be a true treat for everyone.” Interest is always high in The Mai-kai, the legendary Tiki temple that was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places.

Sales of event passes and tickets for special events have been selling at an unprecedented rate after going online in late October, much earlier than in past years. Demand is no doubt driven by the anniversaries and the unique experiences the 2016 event offers.

Tiki Kiliki said many things are creating interest this year. Villagers, as the attendees are known, are “excited about celebrating the past and the future with the anniversaries, and Tiki culture is only growing stronger,” she said. “Also, Pier 66 has a lot to do with it too. The event grows ever stronger in the right venue.”

A focal point of The Hukilau is providing a wide-ranging lineup of symposiums that give guests a glimpse into the past. “I concentrate on the history of Tiki culture, past and present,” Tiki Kiliki said. “Whether it’s architecture, cocktails, exotica, creating the experience – they have to point someone in the right direction of keeping the culture alive.”

Special guests and entertainers include some of the scene’s top artists (Shag, Tom Fowner, Will Anders, Jeff Chouinard), cocktail creators (Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, Martin Cate, Paul McGee, Brian Miller, St. John Frizell), bands and musicians (The Tikiyaki Orchestra, Jason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides, The Intoxicators, Skinny Jimmy Stingray, The Quiet Villagers, The Disasternauts), entertainers (Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid, Angie Pontani, Kitten de Ville, Lila Starlet), and pop culture historians (Otto von Stroheim, Tim “Swanky” Glazner, Humuhumu, Paul Roe).

In addition to the events at Pier 66 and The Mai-Kai, there will be special happenings at the nearby Kreepy Tiki Lounge and The Wreck Bar at the B Ocean Resort.

* More on The Hukilau: http://thehukilau.com/2016/what-is-the-hukilau/

Special events and symposiums

–> “World War Tiki,” presented by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry on Friday, June 10, at 4 p.m. Tickets $55. In the South Pacific during World War II, there were no bars or wine cellars, only sea, sand and jungle. So how did the Greatest Generation get lit? They adapted and overcame. The swabs made Torpedo Juice, the jarheads made Jungle Juice, and even the kamikazes had their home-brewed Doburuku. Back on the home front, Trader Vic and Don the Beachcomber made drinks inspired by WW II such as the B17 and Three Dots and a Dash. When the war ended, it was just the beginning for the golden age of Tiki that the returning vets inspired. Join the world’s premier Tiki cocktail historian for a booze-fueled tour of World War II and its Tiki legacy. The author of six books on vintage Tiki drinks and proprietor of Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 in New Orleans will be making his 11th straight appearance at The Hukilau.
> More info: http://thehukilau.com/2016/jeff-beachbum-berry/

–> “I Learned My ABC’s in Waikiki,” presented by Shag on Friday, June 10, at noon. Tickets $25. Making his first return to The Hukilau since 2010, Tiki’s most famous artist talks about the first eight years of his life in Hawaii, and how that influenced his art and world view. His love of Tiki, ’50s and ’60s pop culture, and mid-century modern style can be traced directly to those years. In his first symposium at a Tiki event, Shag will share images, photos and graphics from that time, as well as anecdotes and history from Honolulu in the late 1960s. Shag’s artistic style is one of the most distinctive in modern art, drawing inspiration from commercial illustration from the past five decades but also imbued with an attitude and sly sense of humor that’s unmistakably of our time.
> More info: http://thehukilau.com/2016/shag-aka-josh-agle/

–> “2001: A Tiki Odyssey,” presented by Otto von Stroheim on Saturday, June 11, at 11:30 a.m. Tickets $25. Who were the urban archaeologists who restored Tiki culture? Learn about the early days of the revival from the man who was there, before he created Tiki News and Tiki Oasis. How did they piece it all back together from scattered matchbooks, menus, and drinking vessels?
> More info: http://thehukilau.com/2016/otto-von-stroheim-2001-a-tiki-odyssey/

–> “First Person Tiki: Seeing Polynesian Pop with Your Own Eyes,” presented by Humuhumu on Saturday, June 11, at 10 a.m. Tickets $20. Get tips on how to make the most out of your Tiki travel from Polynesian Pop historian Humuhumu, creator of the Critiki website. Since 2002, the site has compiled profiles, photos and ratings of more than 850 bars and other Tiki locations around the world. Humuhumu has personally visited more than 140 of them. She will tell you about off-the-beaten-path places worth your time, and how Polynesian Pop varies from region to region.
> More info: http://thehukilau.com/2016/project/humuhumu-trott-first-person-tiki-seeing-polynesian-pop-with-your-own-eyes/

–>  “The Mai-Kai: History, Mystery and Adventure,” presented by Tim “Swanky” Glazner on Friday, June 10, at 2 p.m. Tickets $25. Dive deep into the archives of The Mai-Kai to see rare video and images, and hear first-hand stories documenting the pinnacle of the mid-century Tiki era. Let Swanky, author of the upcoming book “Mai-Kai: History and Mystery of The Iconic Tiki Restaurant,” be your guide as you learn how a few brash young men created The Mai-Kai by staging a coup at Don the Beachcomber and quickly eclipsing that restaurant’s standard of excellence. Swanky, co-founder of The Hukilau in 2002, will preview his book – the culmination of more than 13 years of research.
> More info: http://thehukilau.com/2016/project/tim-swanky-glazner-mai-kai-history-mystery-and-adventure/

–> “Innocence Lost, Paradise Found – The Evolution of ‘Old School’ American Tattooing,” presented by Paul Roe on Friday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m. Tickets $20. Join the noted tattoo historian and owner of Britishink Tattoos as he explores sex, sailors and the birth of the “American style” centered around Hawaii and U.S. West Coast from 1860 to 1960. Learn how two of that era’s most distinctive images – the hula girl and the mermaid – relate to the fashions of tattooing. A native of England, Roe has been tattooing since 1998 while researching tattoo history, both ancient and modern. This will be Roe’s fourth symposium at The Hukilau.
> More info: http://thehukilau.com/2016/project/paul-roe-innocence-lost-paradise-found-the-evolution-of-old-school-american-tattooing/

–> “DIY – Make your own Float Lamp Necklace,” presented by Tom Fowner on Saturday, June 11, at 10 a.m. This South Florida artist will show you how to create a personal keepsake you can take home. All materials and supplies are covered in the $20 admission fee.
> More info: http://thehukilau.com/2016/project/tom-fowner-diy-make-your-own-float-lamp-necklace/

–> “DIY – Carving 101,” presented by Will Anders on Friday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m. The Fort Lauderdale craftsman, known for his recreations of Tikis at The Mai-Kai from historic molds, will give villagers instruction on how to delicately carve a bar of soap. It’s a great first medium for learning the art of Tiki carving. The $20 ticket price includes everything you’ll need to get started.

–> Also carving live at The Hukilau is special guest Jeff Chouinard, aka Surf Soul Tiki. This Tampa Bay artist is perhaps best known for his recent renegade activities: Carving Tikis into dead palm trees throughout his hometown.

> More info: http://thehukilau.com/2016/symposiums/

Bands and performers

–> The Tikiyaki Orchestra: Riding another wave of success following the release of their fourth album since 2007, “Idol Worship and Other Primitive Pleasures” (2015), this Los Angeles-based modern exotica band has taken the mid-20th-century genre into the 21st century by fusing classic arrangements with elements of surf, lounge, crime jazz, Spaghetti Western, Hawaiian and other styles. This will be the third visit to The Hukilau for Jim Bacchi and his six-piece orchestra. Performing Friday at Pier 66, Saturday at The Mai-Kai.

–> Jason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides: The Hukilau welcomes this San Diego three-piece for their first appearance in South Florida. The instrumental surf band is a mainstay at Tiki Oasis, channeling a wide range of influences (first-wave surf, roots rock and ska) into a souped-up sound that’s appreciated by a dedicated fan base from local and national surf, skate and Tiki subcultures. Performing Friday at Pier 66, Saturday at The Mai-Kai.

–> The Intoxicators: This Tallahassee-based trio has bee been a fixture at The Hukilau since 2005, returning again in 2016 to blast out a powerful blend of classic surf, rockabilly, and pure guitar-driven instrumental rock. They can be found at bars and events throughout the Southeast and elsewhere, including opening slots for national acts (Los Straitjackets, Southern Culture On The Skids, Agent Orange, et al.). Performing Saturday at The Mai-Kai.

–> Skinny Jimmy Stingray: Hailing a stone’s throw away from The Hukilau in Deerfield Beach, this mild-mannered axe slinger and his three-piece band carry the torch for classic instrumental surf in South Florida, performing regularly and earning support slots with Dick Dale, Los Straitjackets and The Surfaris. This will be their fourth straight year at The Hukilau. Performing Saturday at The Mai-Kai.

–> The Quiet Villagers: This South Florida trio considers themselves “mood merchants” by channeling vintage cocktail jazz, bossa nova and mid-century exotica sounds that include flute and bongos. The band made its debut at The Hukilau last year, reminding guests of their favorite classic lounge combos of yore. Performances TBA.

–> The Disasternauts: An out-of-this-world instrumental surf band featuring former chimp astronauts in the NASA space program. Under the masks and orange jumpsuits, it’s actually two of The Intoxicators and other guest musicians, channeling a primal fury into high-energy shows that have become legendary at The Hukilau and other high-profile events. Performances TBA.

–> King Kukulele: When comedian, actor and ukuleleist Denny Moynahan dons his straw hat, Hawaiian shirt, grass skirt and lei, he becomes one of the most recognizable figures on the Tiki scene for the past decade. Master of ceremonies of The Hukilau since the beginning, King Kukulele reigns with an infectious energy while performing his signature hapa haole and novelty songs.

–> Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid (Medusirena): The retro-aquatic performer and fire dancer also known as Marina Duran-Anderson is famous for her weekly swim shows at the historic Wreck Bar at the Yankee Clipper hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach (now known as the B Ocean Resort). Due to popular demand, Marina and her pod of aquaticats will perform three special shows in the hotel’s pool, visible via large portholes in the soon-to-be expanded historic bar (as seen in Hollywood movies over the decades). Priced at just $15, the shows will each have their own theme and will be for guests of The Hukilau only. To ensure clear views, The Wreck Bar will not be filled beyond capacity. Wednesday night at 10:30 is Glamour Girl (restricted to ages 18 and older), Thursday afternoon at 2 is Savage Jungle, while Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. show is Polynesian themed. Marina will also perform a “Feature Figure Swim” on Thursday night at 9 at the Pier 66 pool, free to passholders. This year will mark her 10th appearance at The Hukilau.

> More info: http://thehukilau.com/2016/performers/ and http://thehukilau.com/2016/special-guests/

Burlesque performances

Also scheduled are several top burlesque stars, who will participate in Friday’s High Tide at Pier 66, along with other performances to be announced throughout the weekend.

–> Angie Pontani: One of the premiere burlesque performers in the world for the past decade, New York’s Pontani will make her third appearance at The Hukilau. She has headlined the largest burlesque festivals around the world and has appeared multiple times on the “Conan O’Brien Show” and “Gossip Girl.” Her credits include numerous other TV and movie appearances, including the Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett “Great Performances” special for PBS. She also graces the cover of the duo’s Grammy-winning album, “Cheek to Cheek.”

–> Kitten de Ville: A key figure in the modern burlesque revival, Southern California’s De Ville is a 22-year veteran and internationally known performer making her debut at The Hukilau. Credited as one of the originators of the New Burlesque movement, she made her mark with the Los Angeles based troupe The Velvet Hammer, which helped revive the art of burlesque. De Ville has made numerous TV appearances and has starred in several independent films. She appears in music videos by J-Lo , The Cramps, and Rob Zombie.

–> Lila Starlet: Known as “The Skintillating Siren,” this South Florida performer takes inspiration from the old Hollywood glamour era. Her inspiration is the 1930s and 1940s, and she presents elegant, classic burlesque productions harkening back to the days of old. Lila has also performed in Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid’s swim shows for the past seven years.

> More info: http://thehukilau.com/2016/burlesque/

–> Also returning in 2016 are DJs James Brown’s Sweat and Mike “Jetsetter” Jones.

TICKETS AND SCHEDULE

All passes and tickets for the event, symposiums and special events are sold a la carte. Five-day passes sold out just weeks after going on sale, but there are plenty of four- and three-day passes available. Also available are a variety of one-day passes.

Multi-day passes range from the three-day Luau Pass ($130) to the four-day Aloha Pass ($150). One-day passes are available for Thursday ($55) and Friday ($95). The Thursday after-party at Kreepy Tiki Lounge is $15, while a Friday night pass for the High Tide event featuring bands and burlesque is $70.

Passholders can buy symposium and special event tickets at the prices listed above. Tickets and passes are non-refundable but can be transferred. The Hukilau is a rain-or-shine event.

Buy tickets now:http://thehukilau.com/2016/buy-tickets/

Check the updated schedule: http://thehukilau.com/2016/schedule-of-events/

 February 19, 2016  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Feb 182016
 
Guinness Burger Hard Rock

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, and Hard Rock Cafe will celebrate the holiday with its new GUINNESS® Irish Stout and Jameson® Irish Whiskey infused-burger and beer duet. The GUINNESS® & Jameson® Bacon Cheeseburger, paired with a GUINNESS® stout, will be available at cafe locations across the nation beginning Thursday, February 18 through Sunday, April 10, 2016, just in time to help guests’ taste buds get lucky for St. Patrick’s Day.

 

Hard Rock Cafe’s GUINNESS® & Jameson® Bacon Cheeseburger features a Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with Jameson® Irish Whiskey bacon jam, a GUINNESS® Stout cheese sauce, tomatoes and seasoned arugula. The burger will be served alongside Hard Rock’s seasoned fries with the option to add a topping of GUINNESS® cheese sauce and bacon, allowing guests to experience Irish stout flavors with every bite.

 

“For our fifth burger and beer pairing, we pushed ourselves to create a burger that masterfully infused unique and exciting culinary ingredients like bacon jam, Jameson® Irish Whiskey and GUINNESS® Stout,” said Darryl Mickler, Senior Director of Research and Development at Hard Rock International. “Hard Rock’s new GUINNESS® & Jameson® Bacon Cheeseburger offers a savory flavor profile that balances the rich notes of GUINNESS® and plays up the smoky and sweet nuances of the Jameson® infused bacon jam.”

 

The new GUINNESS® & Jameson® Bacon Cheeseburger joins Hard Rock’s line of burger and beer pairings, including the Rebel Legendary™ Burger, Goose Island Tropical Bacon Burger, Samuel Adams OctoberFest Schnitzel Burger and the Modelo Especial Bacon Cheeseburger. Each limited-edition burger was created with a specific beer in mind, taking the culinary beer trend to the next level by infusing beer into the burger recipe.

 

“GUINNESS® has been brewing beer for more than 250 years, and we knew Hard Rock would put a new, delicious culinary spin on our classic beverage,” said Allen Roosa of GUINNESS®. “This burger enhances the flavor of our GUINNESS® Stout and will not disappoint loyal fans around the nation. What better time to roll out the pairing than around everyone’s favorite Irish holiday – St. Patrick’s Day!”

 

The GUINNESS® & Jameson® Bacon Cheeseburger and beer pairing will be available at cafe locations nationwide along with additional pairings throughout 2016. Guests can stop by Hard Rock Cafe to try out the latest items or visit www.hardrock.com for more information.

 

 February 18, 2016  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Feb 172016
 
Hard Rock Rising 2016

Hard Rock, in partnership with ReverbNation, is turning up the volume for its sixth-annual global music competition, Hard Rock Rising. On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, up-and-coming local artists and music acts will have a chance to rise to international stardom by performing in the world’s largest, one-day music showcase taking place at participating Hard Rock Cafes around the world. Musicians who are interested in participating can register online at HardRockRising.com today through Friday, March 11, 2016, for a chance to win $50,000 USD, a professionally-produced music video, a Fender Instruments prize pack and an all-expenses-paid trip to perform at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza.

“Live music has been a cornerstone of Hard Rock’s mission since our beginning in 1971,” said Jeff Nolan, Hard Rock International’s resident music guru and Memorabilia Historian. “Hard Rock Rising 2016 is a one day, global celebration of local artists. We hope to raise awareness for these incredible and too-often overlooked acts, while simultaneously providing exposure that helps them breakthrough to the next level of success.”

Rock Local, Win Global

Following open registration, entrants will receive a unique URL to share, encouraging their fans to vote online. The act who receives the largest number of online votes will become the wildcard “winner” for their local Hard Rock. The online voting period runs from Thursday, March 17 to Wednesday, March 23. Fans are able to vote for multiple artists located in any participating city.

The wildcard “winner” will be automatically eligible to participate in the Hard Rock Rising music showcase taking place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at the participating Hard Rock Cafe or Hotel location they selected when registering. Three additional acts for each location will be selected to perform by the local Hard Rock Cafe or Hotel team. One winner will be selected from each location by a panel of local industry judges.

A panel of international music industry professionals will then narrow the local cafe winners down to four regional finalists and one global grand prize winner. All will receive a professionally-produced music video that will be added regionally to the Hard Rock video system, a 1,000 count CD/DVD pack of their latest recording and video from Bison Disc, and a Fender Instruments prize pack. The grand prize winner will receive $50,000 USD, have their video added worldwide to the Hard Rock video system and get an all-expenses-paid trip to perform at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza in September 2016.

Hard Rock Rising is hosted, in partnership with ReverbNation, the global leader in providing independent musicians with the tools to manage every aspect of their careers. ReverbNation’s unique platform and extensive community of more than 4 million artists in over 100 countries worldwide provides undiscovered artists with a chance to catapult their music careers and expose themselves to Hard Rock’s global audience.

“The opportunity for ReverbNation to partner with and support Hard Rock Rising for another year highlights our passion and dedication to providing emerging artists with the tools they need to evolve their music careers,” said Mike Doernberg of ReverbNation. “By utilizing our unique platform and curation capabilities, we are able to expose the talented musicians of the ReverbNation community and introduce them to Hard Rock’s global audience.”

For full rules and a list of participating locations, visit www.HardRockRising.com.

About ReverbNation

ReverbNation is the global leader in providing independent musicians the tools to manage every aspect of their careers. Since 2006, ReverbNation’s complete career management solution has built a community of over 4 million artists. This unrivalled access to today’s emerging talent, added to an industry leading curation capability, and a growing online audience of millions of fans, allows ReverbNation to play a pivotal role in the early identification and development of the next generation of successful artists.

For more information, visit ReverbNation.com and follow ReverbNation on Twitter at Twitter.com/ReverbNation.

About Bison Disc

Bison disc is a leader in music CD and CD package manufacturing. With 22 years of experience, Bison Disc works to provide thousands of order to musicians worldwide. Bison Disc is known for its legendary quality, large selection of packaging options and exclusive customer service.

 February 17, 2016  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »