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Posted on 02/21/2013

Inaugural Burgers & Beer Festival Featuring a Concert by Candlebox Set for March 1 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Event to Benefit Southeast Florida Chapter of The Scleroderma Foundation


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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (February 21, 2013) – Tune-up your tastebuds for the inaugural Burgers & Beer Festival presented by Mobile Mike Media Group and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment set to take place on Friday, March 1 from 5 – 11 p.m.,  in Seminole Paradise at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  Attendees will have a chance to sample savory brews accompanied by a variety of burgers plus enjoy a concert by Seattle rockers Candlebox. A portion of the proceeds from event ticket sales will be donated to the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation, which supports individuals and their families with Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, a chronic connective tissue disease.


From 5 – 9 p.m., guests can sample burger bites from Hard Rock Cafe – Hollywood, Latin Burger, Liguori's Fired Up! Wood Oven Pizzeria, Randazzo's Little Italy, 100 Montaditos, Big Mouth Tacos & Burgers, Dania Beach Bar & Grill, Knucklehead Burgers, Renegade BBQ Company, The Pincho Factory INC, The Tipsy Boar, Whiskey Tango and more. Beer and ale samples include offerings from Big Wave Golden Ale, Margaritaville Spiked Tea, Medalla Premium Light, Pipeline Porter, Redhook Wit, Shock Top Lemon Shandy, Shock Top Wheat IPA, TILT and Ultra 19th Hole.


The grill masters will also compete in the Seminole Burger Battle in the hopes of being crowned "South Florida's Best Burger." A food tasting panel will consist of representatives from the Seminole Tribe of Florida including President Tony Sanchez Jr. and Board of Directors Christopher Osceola, Larry Howard and Joe Frank. Local celebrity judges include Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober, Big 105.9's Doc Reno and Luke, WSVN's Vivian Gonzalez, NBC 6 TV's Willard Shepard and Mobile Mike. Attendees will also be encouraged to vote for their favorite and the highest-voted hamburger will be honored with the People's Choice award.


During the event, Seattle, Washington-based rockers Candlebox will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their four-time platinum self-titled debut release with a special concert featuring The Republik and The Osceola Brothers. Candlebox, the album, featured some of the band's biggest hits including "Far Behind" and "You."  Last year, Candlebox released their fifth studio album, Love Stories & Other Musings, which features nine new songs, along with re-recordings of five of the band's best-loved '90s hits, including the classics "Cover Me" and "Change." 


Additional sponsors for the Burgers & Beer Festival presented by Mobile Mike Media Group and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment are The Miami Herald and Broward Motor Sports.


Tickets for the event are $35* each (prepaid online, here) or $45* at the door. General Admission tickets include three complimentary beer tickets (additional beer and liquor tickets may be purchased for $6 and $8 each) and burger samples from all participating restaurants. For true gastronomists, special limited VIP tickets will include seating in the VIP Tent catered by Renegade BBQ Company, complimentary beer, and a meet-n-greet with Candlebox for $85* in advance or $95* at the door. *Additional fees may apply



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, over 2,600 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 141 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, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, 21 boutique shops, 13 bars, nightclubs and lounges, the 350-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 .