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Posted on 01/23/2013

Seminole Tribe of Florida to Host 42nd Annual Seminole Tribal Fair Feb. 8 - 10 at Hard Rock Live; Free Bellamy Brothers Concert on Sunday at 1 p.m.


Cultural Festival to Feature Alligator Wrestling, Native American Dance Troupes, Live Entertainment, Handicrafts and More


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (January 23, 2013)  – The Seminole Tribe of Florida will hold its highly anticipated 42nd annual Tribal Fair Feb. 8 - 10, 2013 at Hard Rock Live and Seminole Okalee Indian Village at Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This free, three-day cultural event will feature a concert by The Bellamy Brothers, deep-water alligator-wrestling shows, Native American dance troupes, folk music performances and more.


Gates will officially open at 9 a.m. on Feb. 8 and commencement ceremonies with Tribal dignitaries, Seminole Veterans' Color Guard and Seminole Royalty will take place at 10 a.m. at Hard Rock Live. Dance performances, by the Tloke Nahuake Traditional Aztec Dancers, Crystal John and WISDOM Dancers will inspire guests while musical performances by the Osceola Brothers, the Savage Twins and the Paul Buster Band will entertain audiences throughout the event.


Deep-water alligator shows at the Seminole Okalee Indian Village will take place each day of the Tribal Fair and a variety of vendors will offer a wide array of traditional jewelry, fabric, baskets, crafts and food that showcase Seminole culture.


On Saturday, February 9 at 2 p.m., Native American Kenny Dobbs, 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend Amateur Slam Dunk Champion, will perform. Dobbs, a member of the Choctaw Nation, is known as "The Dunk Inventor" and was selected as the eighth pick in round eight of the 2012 NBDL Draft, an affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. Dobbs is recognized internationally as the best basketball slam dunk artist in the world and tours with the NBA and Sprite as a celebrity dunker performing in front of sold out stadiums during halftime shows, celebrity games and NBA All-Star Weekends. He has appeared on ESPN, Fox Sports and NBA TV and has become a YouTube sensation. Dobbs inspires youth by empowering his generation to set goals, envision themselves as leaders and encouraging them to never lose sight of their dreams.


Another weekend highlight will include a concert by The Bellamy Brothers on Sunday, February 10 at 1 p.m. For more than 30 years, the Bellamy Brothers of Darby, Florida, have been an unassuming picture of consistency in country music, crafting honest, heartfelt songs that connect with millions of listeners around the world.  Howard and David Bellamy have weathered the trends admirably, enjoying enormous success throughout their career with numerous #1 hits on both the Pop and Country charts including the multi-award winning smash, "Let Your Love Flow."  Other hits include "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)," "Sugar Daddy," "Dancin' Cowboys," "Do You Love As Good As You Look," "Redneck Girl," "When I'm Away From You," "I Need More Of You," "Old Hippie," "Kids of the Baby Boom," "Too Much Is Not Enough," "Crazy From the Heart," "Santa Fe" and "I Could Be Persuaded." The duo recently partnered with another set of famous siblings, the Bacon Brothers to shoot a video for the song "Guilty of the Crime," the Brothers' new single from their forthcoming 35-year anniversary collection, The Anthology, Vol. 1. 


For more information about the 42nd annual Seminole Indian Tribal Fair, please visit or call the Tribal Fair information line at 866-625-5374.


About Hard Rock Live

Hard Rock Live, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility, further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This 5,500-seat indoor arena has attracted more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 2005, and has regularly hosted South Florida's greatest variety of musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin and George Lopez; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit or


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 restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 18 restaurants and lounges, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, the Body Rock Spa, 23 boutique shops, 13 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 or .    





42nd Seminole Tribal Fair

Hard Rock Live/Okalee Indian Village

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood




Friday, February 8, 2013




 9:00 AM              GATES OPEN


10:00 AM             GRAND ENTRY

                           Seminole Veterans' Color Guard

                           Tribal Dignitaries

                           Seminole Royalty – Miss Seminole; Jr. Miss Seminole; Little Mr. and

               Miss Seminole Tribe of Florida

                           Seminole Preschool Hollywood

                           Visiting Royalty

                           WISDOM Dancers

                           Crystal John

                           Aztec Dancers


10:30 AM             WISDOM Dancers


11:30 AM             Wildlife and Alligator Wrestling Show at Seminole Okalee Indian Village


12:30 PM             Crystal John – Hoop Dance


1:15 PM               Aztec Dancers


  2:00 PM             WISDOM Dancers


  2:30 PM             Wildlife and Alligator Wrestling Show – Seminole Okalee Indian Village


 3:00 PM              Paul Buster Band


 4:00 PM              Aztec Dancers


 5:00 PM              Osceola Brothers Band


 5:30 PM              *Registration for Youth Clothing Contest - Tribal Auditorium

(Tribal HQ; 6300 Stirling Road)


 6:00 PM              Crystal John – Grass Dance                                                                                                                      *Little Mr. and Miss Seminole Contest in Tribal Auditorium (Tribal HQ; 6300 Stirling Road)


 6:45 PM              Aztec Dancers


 7:00 PM              Wildlife and Alligator Wrestling Show – Seminole Okalee Indian Village

                           Bill Osceola Memorial Rodeo – Bergeron Arena, Davie, FL


 7:45 PM              WISDOM Dancers                                                                                                        


 8:00 PM              *Youth Clothing Contest – Tribal Auditorium (Tribal HQ; 6300 Stirling Road)


 9:00 PM              Gates Close







Saturday, February 9, 2013




9:00 AM            GATES OPEN


10:00 AM          GRAND ENTRY                                                                                                                         Seminole Veterans' Color Guard                                                                                                               Tribal Dignitaries -   Galleria

                        Seminole Royalty                                                                                                                                  Visiting Royalty - Paradise Live Theatre

                        WISDOM Dancers

Fine Arts and Arts & Craft Exhibition Opens – VIP Lounge (3rd Floor) Hard Rock Live Arena        

Crystal John                                                                 

                        Aztec Dancers


10:30 AM          WISDOM Dancers


11:00 AM          *Youth Pool Tournament Begins – Seminole Okalee Indian Village

                        *Canoe Race launch - Hooters Parking Lot

                        Wildlife and Alligator Wrestling Show – Seminole Okalee Indian Village


11:30 AM          Crystal John – Hoop Dance                                                                                          


12:00 PM          Seminole Fashion Show


 12:45 PM         Aztec Dancers                                                                                                                                      

1:00 PM            *Adult Clothing Contest – Paradise Live


 1:30 PM           Crystal John – Grass Dance



                         & Member of the Dallas Mavericks "D" League Team


2:30 PM            Wildlife and Alligator Wrestling Show – Seminole Okalee Indian Village


2:45 PM            Savage Twins "B-Lo" & "Rocket"


3:30 PM            WISDOM Dancers


 4:30 PM           Paul Buster Band


 5:30 PM           Osceola Brothers Band


 6:30 PM           Aztec Dancers


7:00 PM            Bill Osceola Memorial Rodeo – Bergeron Arena, Davie, FL


7:30 PM            Crystal John – Hoop Dance                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

  8:00 PM          WISDOM Dancers                                                                                                                                 "Wild Nights" Wildlife and Alligator Wrestling Show –Seminole Okalee Indian Village


  9:00 PM          Gates Close






Sunday, February 10, 2013




10:00 AM          Adult Pool Tournament begins – Seminole Oklaee Indian Village


11:00 AM          GATES OPEN


12:00 PM          GRAND ENTRY

                        Seminole Veterans' Color Guard

                        Tribal Dignitaries

                        Seminole Royalty

                        Visiting Royalty

                        WISDOM Dancers

                        Crystal John

                        Aztec Dancers


12:30 PM          WISDOM Dancers


 1:00 PM           The Bellamy Brothers concert


 2:30 PM           Wildlife and Alligator Wrestling Show – Seminole Okalee Indian Village


 3:30 PM           Aztec Dancers


 4:30 PM           Crystal John – Grass Dance


 5:00 PM           WISDOM Dancers


 6:00 PM           Gates Close



* Denotes Tribal Member participation only