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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Presents "The Classic Rock & Roll Party – a Tribute to Clarence Clemons" to Benefit HomeSafe on Oct. 1 at Hard Rock Live
Classic Rock Musicians Jake Clemons, Davy Jones, Nicko McBrain, Gary U.S. Bonds, J.T. Bowen, Alan White, Bobby Blotzer and More to Honor the "Big Man" and his Favorite Charity
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (September 14, 2011) – The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will present "The Classic Rock & Roll Party – a Tribute to Clarence Clemons" to benefit HomeSafe on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Hard Rock Live. The charitable musical event will bring together classic musicians Jake Clemons, Davy Jones (The Monkees), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Gary U.S. Bonds, J.T. Bowen, Alan White (YES), Bobby Blotzer (RATT) and more to honor the "Big Man's" and HomeSafe's continuing mission of helping victims of child abuse and domestic violence in South Florida.
For the last five years, the legendary saxophonist and member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band had served as host of HomeSafe's annual fundraising initiative helping to raise considerable amounts of money. Sadly, Clemons passed away unexpectedly in June from complications of a stroke.
"Clarence was an amazing person, not only as a talented musician but as a truly compassionate individual dedicated to helping victims of child abuse," said Matt Ladika, CEO of HomeSafe. "Clarence's impact on HomeSafe is immeasurable and will be sorely missed. It is now our honor to produce this first-class tribute to the 'Big Man's' life and memory and to reflect upon all that he accomplished in helping countless numbers of abused children."
This year's event co-chairs, Bill Berger, senior partner and managing partner for the Palm Beach offices at Greenspoon Marder, and Rex Kirby, president and general manager of Suffolk Construction (Southeast Region), promise a continuation of Clemons' generous spirit and celebrated efforts.
More than 500 attendees will bid on an impressive array of live and silent auctions and will enjoy an energetic and rocking celebrity jam session produced by Grammy and Emmy award-winning musical producer John Colby with Nicko McBrain, drummer for Iron Maiden, serving as emcee.
Jake Clemons, talented saxophonist and nephew of Clarence Clemons, will play in honor of his uncle, along with Temple of Soul, the creation of the Big Man, serving as the evening's house band.
Also performing will be singer, Gary U.S. Bonds, of the #1 hit "Quarter to Three," "This Little Girl is Mine" and "New Orleans." Bonds experienced a career resurgence with Dedication and On the Line, working off collaborations with Springsteen, Clemons and other members of the E Street Band.
Davy Jones, musical TV heartthrob from The Monkees, will electrify the audience with his smash hits including "I'm a Believer," "Daydream Believer" and other crowd-pleasers. In addition to singing, Jones will have an interactive role with the audience.
Powerful singer, JT Bowen, a long-time personal friend of Clarence Clemons from New Jersey and lead singer for the Big Man's former band the Red Bank Rockers along with friends of Nicko McBrain, drummers Alan White from YES and Bobby Blotzer from RATT will also attend and perform.
Brett Loewenstern, a top contestant and fan favorite from the most recent season of American Idol will sing with the School of Rock band, a group of highly accomplished youth performers from Palm Beach County.
Victoria Clemons, wife of Clarence Clemons, will give a live, personal tribute to her husband followed by a video tribute.
Tickets for "The Classic Rock & Roll Party – a Tribute to Clarence Clemons" are $500 per person, and include a full course sit-sown meal, beverages and live entertainment. Sponsorship opportunities, tickets and more information are available at www.theclassicforhomesafe.org or by calling 561-383-9860.
About Home Safe
A nationally-accredited non-profit organization with a major emphasis on helping victims of child abuse and domestic violence through prevention and intervention programs, Home Safe provides comprehensive residential group home services, Safety Net anti-domestic violence program, and Healthy Beginnings prevention and intervention program. Each year, Home Safe serves more than fifteen thousand infants, children and families in South Florida www.HelpHomeSafe.org
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD! Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's ultimate entertainment destination. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 136 globally recognized rock 'n' roll themed restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 17 restaurants and lounges, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, the Body Rock Spa, 22 boutique shops, 12 nightclubs, the 400-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood .
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