Global superstars Andrea Bocelli and Barry Gibb headline a great list of artists, which also stars Gloria Estefan, in Hard Rock RISING – Miami Beach 2015 concert on Thursday, March 26. The City of Miami Beach is marking its 100th anniversary with a centennial weeklong celebration that culminates with an iconic music festival. Sponsored by Hard Rock International, The Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Fla., the all-day oceanfront music festival is located on the sand at Eighth Street and Ocean Drive.
Starring some of the most beloved and acclaimed performers in the world, headliners of Hard Rock RISING – Miami Beach 2015 will be joined by artists whose work has contributed to Miami Beach’s cultural tapestry. They include official DJ of the Miami Heat, DJ Irie, English guitarist and singer songwriter Dave Mason, Grammy award-winning musician Jon Secada, Jamaican reggae and hip-hop artist Ky-Mani Marley, jazz flautist Nestor Torres, Miami Beach jazz vocalist Nicole Henry, and Jamaican reggae band Third World — all under the musical direction of multi Grammy award-winning producer Rudy Perez. Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and major contributor to Miami Beach’s music scene, will be honored at the event. Other international stars and celebrities will be announced soon.
“This is how we celebrate!” said Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. “The historic centennial events celebrate our legacy and mark the start of the next 100 years by increasing awareness for a global climate initiative with Miami Beach, not only rising above but leading the way.”
Other featured performers at Hard Rock RISING – Miami Beach 2015 concert include Afrobeta, Astra, Betty Wright, Cabas, Fantine, Javi Garcia, Kevens, Mariana Vega, Marlow Rosado, Raquel Sofia, Tavo Botero, Terrell Carter, The Beethose Band, Tree House Band, amongst many others still being confirmed.
Gates open on Thursday, March 26 at noon for an afternoon beach party with the temporary amphitheater opening at 5 p.m. for the evening’s performances.
“The first-ever Hard Rock RISING – Miami Beach 2015 is a special opportunity to share Hard Rock’s musical and philanthropic heritage, as we join the community in celebrating the city’s centennial,” said James Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International. “It is a privilege to bring these world-class entertainers to rock the sands of Miami Beach.”
As a city with a rich cultural and entertainment history, Miami Beach will feature a 100-hour, non-stop historic festival beginning Sunday, March 22. In addition to Hard Rock Rising Miami Beach, festivities include a fashion runway, concourse car show, an astrophysical concert, beachside wedding for 100 couples, naturalization ceremony for 100 new U.S. citizens, world-class CAA tennis exhibition, and more.
The events are free and open to the public. Miami Beach residents will have a special reserved section at the concert. There will also be a limited number of premium tickets for sale. Pre-sale ticketing for Miami Beach residents and sponsors for all Miami Beach official centennial events will begin on Tuesday, February 24. Ticketing for the general public will begin on Thursday, February 26. For more information, including schedules of the week’s events and ticket pricing and more, visit www.miamibeach100.com.
Committed to supporting music and emerging artists around the globe, Hard Rock International hosted more than 28,000 live music events worldwide in 2014. The brand continues its dedication to support of up-and-coming artists in 2015 with Hard Rock Rising concert events in the United States and Europe, providing a forum for music icons and today’s hottest new talent to connect with music fans around the world.
Event partners include ACT Productions (Miami Beach) and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Event sponsors include Coca- Cola, Atlantic Broadband and the Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority.