Rock Out on Stage and Ring in the New Year at the Ultimate Rock N’ Roll Experience Hosted by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana makes music in the Caribbean this holiday season with the first ever all-inclusive Ultimate Rock n’ Roll Experience, Dec. 27, 2011 – Jan. 1, 2012. Guests will have the chance to unleash their inner rock star at Camp Jam, where musicians teach them what it takes to perform on the big stage and give guests the chance to be the opening act at the resort’s New Year’s Eve All Star Jam! Music lovers learn the ins and outs of the industry and give it their all in front of a judge’s panel featuring iconic celebrity musicians who have shared the stage with rock’s biggest names including Billy Joel, 38 Special, Survivor, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, Santana and more. Hosted by Jack Blades of Night Ranger and American Idol’s Season Four Finalist Mikalah Gordon, the event boasts an array of talented industry professionals. With rock star music camps normally priced at several thousand dollars a person, the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana offers rock star guests the audition of a lifetime at the first ever all-inclusive rock and roll camp.
The Ultimate Rock Star Experience and Camp Jam kick off with an evening Welcome Reception Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. Attendees will mix, mingle and enjoy an opening All Star jam and storyteller panel from legendary rock stars. Autograph opportunities and VIP passes are just the beginning of this rock ‘n’ roll experience.
Vacationers learn from the best during Camp Jam classes, where they’ll join a band, learn to play a song and engage in friendly competition to earn the Camp Jam title at the Battle of the Bands Wednesday, Dec. 28 and Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. Musically renowned judges will evaluate each guest to declare the ultimate showstopper whose dreams will come true as they perform on the big stage and open the New Years Eve All Star Jam! Later, music enthusiasts will have the opportunity to learn techniques from some of the greatest rockers in the industry at an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime songwriting session.<s> </s>
Guests go all in for charity at the Little Kids Rock All Star Poker and Blackjack Tournament Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, betting alongside rock stars to support a great cause. Players will also have the chance to win cash prizes and rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia at the tournament. That evening, Camp Jam vacationers style up in rocker gear for the throwback Rock ‘N’ Roll Party, competing in classic rock karaoke while performing with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana house band, Revolver.
Only 200 lucky guests have the chance to score VIP access and enjoy an intimate private party, rubbing shoulders with celebrities and score photo ops Friday, Dec. 30th, before the next day’s big New Year’s Eve All Star Jam. New Year’s Eve kicks off with a bang, as guests get up close and personal with their favorite rockers at the Rock the Red Carpet event, including 38 Special’s Jeff Carlisi, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame house band; Jack Blades of Night Ranger, song co-writer for Aerosmith, Cher and Ozzy Osbourne; Billy Joel’s drummer Liberty Devitto who shared the stage with Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger; Wet Willie’s Jimmy Hall who shared the stage with The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd; Starship’s vocalist and bassist, Jeff Adams who shared the stage with Santana and The Supremes; Shaw Blades’ Will Evankovich who worked with Styx and Night Ranger; Hinder’s Lead Singer Austin Winkler, ESPN’s Emmy Winning Sports Broadcaster Jenn Brown and Survivor’s Jim Peterik- writer of a Grammy-winning song, who together will help ring in 2012 with an exhilarating live concert. During the big show, guests have another chance to give back at the Little Kids Rock Silent Auction, with proceeds benefiting the musically focused charity, Little Kids Rock.
The fun continues at Aventura Cove Palace, soon to be rebranded as the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, as it boasts its biggest event of the year with the second Camp Jam and ultimate rock star experience, April 2-7, 2012. Guests get the chance to play alongside rock stars and celebrate the newly re-branded property for a truly unmatched experience. The re-branding of the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya will commence with two phases, the first slated for winter 2012 followed by the second phase in late spring 2013.
The 1,800 room Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is situated on pristine sugar white sands stretching 121-acres along Macao Beach in the Dominican Republic. Hard Rock’s first all-inclusive hotel and casino exudes lavish five-star all-inclusive amenities and personal services to create the ultimate rock star getaway featuring an endless array of enticing outdoor activities and exhilarating entertainment options. Among the resort’s many offerings are luxe accommodations featuring the Hard Rock’s branded “Rock Star Suite,” the signature Rock SpaÃ‚®, 18-hole Nicklaus designed golf course, iconic music memorabilia and a larger-than-life Vegas-style casino – the largest in the Dominican Republic. Guests also enjoy 15 expansive pools, four swim-up bars, a kids pool and lazy river. A variety of gourmet dining options are available through the resort’s nine restaurants, from Brazilian steakhouse Ipema to Asian Teppanyaki at Zen and brick-oven pizza at Pizzeto.
To book a Camp Jam experience at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, visit http://www.hardrockhotelpuntacana.com/campjam or call (888) 762-5002. For more information on Camp Jam at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, please visit www.palaceresorts.com, or contact your preferred travel agent.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 163 venues in 50 countries, including 126 cafes and 15 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest 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, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang, Singapore and Punta Cana. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced including Panama Megapolis, scheduled to open in 2011; and Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit www.hardrockhotels.com. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
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