Hard Rock will be hosting a free concert and block party to celebrate their 40th birthday in Downtown Orlando on Saturday, October 1st, 2011 from 3 PM – 11 PM starring Collective Soul, Everclear, Tonic and DMC (Run DMC).
Hard Rock Downtown Throwdown
Orlando-based Hard Rock will be holding the event to help celebrate it’s birthday in the place that they have called home for a long time. The block party will be held on Orange Avenue and Wall Street between Washington Street and Central. Other artists scheduled to perform include Mike Doughty, Matt Hires, The Parlor Mob, Plain Jane Automobile, and Big 10-4.
Performance Times & Stages
Orange & Washington Stage: 3 PM – Public School Winner; 4 PM – The SH-BOOMS; 5:15 PM – Holopaw; 6:30 PM – Plain Jane Automobile; 8 PM – Mike Doughty; 9:30 PM – Collective Soul
Wall Street Stage: 3:45 PM – Billy Wright; 4:30 PM – Megaphone; 5:45 PM – Le BLORR; 7 PM – The Parlor Mob; 8:30 PM – Everclear
The Social Stage: 5 PM – Roscoe Bandana; 6:15 PM – The Ludes; 7:30 PM – DMC; 10:45 PM – Son of a Bad Man; 12 AM – Big 10-4
Beacham Stage: 6:15 PM – John Frank; 7:30 PM – Matt Hires; 9 PM – Tonic
Hard Rock 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Bus Tour
On display at the event and leading up to the event at UCF and Full Sail, Hard Rock will be showcasing their 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour Bus that features the top 40 most iconic pieces of music memorabilia from its vast collection including unique clothes, hand-written lyrics, historic instruments, and rare personal items from such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and John Lennon. Included on the bus is Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” jacket and Madonna’s MTV Awards “Like a Virgin” dress.
The Bus will be at Full Sail on September 29th, 2011 and at UCF on September 30th, 2011 before making it’s way to Downtown Orlando on October 1st, 2011.
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Everclear at the Hard Rock Hotel in 2010
Downtown Orlando Block Party Map Location