Headliners for the Hard Rock Rising Miami Beach festival include Andrea Bocelli, Barry Gibb, Gloria Estefan and Flo Rida. Supporting talent includes the official DJ of the Miami Heat, DJ Irie; English guitarist and singer songwriter, Dave Mason; GRAMMY® award-winning musician, Jon Secada; Jamaican reggae and hip-hop artist, Ky-Mani Marley; popular jazz flautist, Nestor Torres; Miami Beach jazz vocalist, Nicole Henry; and Jamaican reggae band, Third World.
The City of Miami Beach is marking its 100th anniversary with a centennial week-long celebration that culminates with an iconic music festival. Sponsored by Hard Rock International, The Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Fla., the all-day oceanfront music festival is located on the sand at Eighth Street and Ocean Drive.
Starring some of the most beloved and acclaimed performers in the world, headliners of Hard Rock RISING - Miami Beach 2015 will be joined by artists whose work has contributed to Miami Beach’s cultural tapestry. They include official DJ of the Miami Heat, DJ Irie, English guitarist and singer songwriter Dave Mason, Grammy award winning musician Jon Secada, Jamaican reggae and hip-hop artist Ky-Mani Marley, jazz flautist Nestor Torres, Miami Beach jazz vocalist Nicole Henry, and Jamaican reggae band Third World -- all under the musical direction of multi Grammy award winning producer Rudy Perez. Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and major contributor to Miami Beach’s music scene, will be honored at the event. Other international stars and celebrities will be announced soon.
“This is how we celebrate!” said Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. “The historic centennial events celebrate our legacy and mark the start of the next 100 years by increasing awareness for a global climate initiative with Miami Beach, not only rising above but leading the way.” Other featured performers at Hard Rock RISING – Miami Beach 2015 concert include Afrobeta, Astra, Betty Wright, Cabas, Fantine, Javi Garcia, Kevens, Mariana Vega, Marlow Rosado, Raquel Sofia, Tavo Botero, Terrell Carter, The Beethose Band, Tree House Band, amongst many others still being confirmed.
Gates open on Thursday, March 26 at noon for an afternoon beach party. "We are committed to providing excellent public service and safety to all who live, work and play in our vibrant, tropical, historic community. temporary amphitheater opening at 5 p.m. for the evening’s performances. “The first-ever Hard Rock RISING - Miami Beach 2015 is a special opportunity to share Hard Rock’s musical and philanthropic heritage, as we join the community in celebrating the city’s centennial,” said James Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International. “It is a privilege to bring these world-class entertainers to rock the sands of Miami Beach.”