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Posted on 04/18/2013

Dave Gold, Director of Entertainment for Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Honored with Venue Manager of the Year Award from BizBash South Florida Readers


Hollywood, Fla. (April 18, 2013) – Dave Gold, director of entertainment for Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, was recently honored with a BizBash South Florida Reader's Choice Award for Venue Manager of the Year. Gold was endorsed by industry peers in a call for nominations that recognized individual contributions to the Florida event and meeting industry. The award was presented to Gold on April 10 at the BizBash Florida Expo & Awards held at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center.


As director of entertainment for Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Dave Gold ensures a successful standing ovation for every performance. His responsibilities include overseeing the operations of technical crews, talent buying, artist management relations, ticketing, food & beverage and marketing initiatives. A seasoned management professional, Gold helped open Hard Rock Live in 2005. His special events industry experience includes positions at Clear Channel Entertainment and the Super Bowl Half-Time Show team in 2001 – 2002. His production, audio and merchandising management expertise has contributed to chart-topping events including Rolling Stone Live, the 2000 NFL Hall of Fame Reception, Anheuser-Busch Air Show, the AMA Awards and more.


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.


Founded in 2000, BizBash is the leading trade media for event and meeting organizers and event marketers BizBash is an innovator and resource hub for the event and meeting industry with its Web site, magazines, and trade shows. Event organizers responsible for events such as White House state dinners and the Oscars, as well as conferences, trade shows, fund-raisers, and more use BizBash products regularly for ideas and best practices that can be implemented at their own events.


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, 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 2,500 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 142 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, 17 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