According to the final press release which arrived from Barry's management this morning, Barry Gibb will headline a star-studded event on March 26 as part of the centennial celebration for the city of Miami Beach, Florida.
The press release from Miami Beach states that Barry, along with Andrea Bocelli, will headline:
a great list of artists also starring Gloria Estefan for Hard Rock RISING - Miami Beach 2015 concert on Thursday, March 26. ... There will also be a limited number of premium tickets for sale. Pre-sale ticketing for Miami Beach residents and sponsors for all Miami Beach official centennial events will begin on Tuesday, February 24. Ticketing for the general public will begin on Thusrday, February 26. For more information, including schedules of the week's events and ticket pricing and more, visit www.miamibeach100.com
(Please see below for the entire press release.)
Another great news is that Barry will start recording his solo album next week. There will be an official announcement in time with more specific details regarding the label, etc.
(Thanks: Dick Ashby)
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*** Please check below for the entire press release ***
City of Miami Beach
Office of Communications PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2015
Andrea Bocelli, and Barry Gibb Headline
Hard Rock RISING - Miami Beach 2015
Also Starring Gloria Estefan
As Part of City's Star-Studded Centennial Celebration on March 26
Miami Beach, FL - Global superstars Andrea Bocelli and Barry Gibb will headline a great list of artists also starring Gloria Estefan for Hard Rock RISING - Miami Beach 2015 concert on Thursday, March 26. The City of Miami Beach is marking its 100th anniversary with a centennial weeklong 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 soon be announced.
"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, with the temporary amphitheater opening at 5p.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."
As a city with a rich cultural and entertainment history, Miami Beach will feature a 100-hour, non-stop historic festival beginning Sunday, March 22. In addition to Hard Rock Rising Miami Beach, festivities include a fashion runway, a concourse car show, an astrophysical concert, beachside wedding for 100 couples, a naturalization ceremony for 100 new U.S. citizens, a world-class CAA tennis exhibition, and more.
The events are free and open to the public. Miami Beach residents will have a special reserved section at the concert. There will also be a limited number of premium tickets for sale. Pre-sale ticketing for Miami Beach residents and sponsors for all Miami Beach official centennial events will begin on Tuesday, February 24. Ticketing for the general public will begin on Thursday, February 26. For more information, including schedules of the week's events and ticket pricing and more, visit www.miamibeach100.com.
Committed to supporting music and emerging artists around the globe, Hard Rock International hosted more than 28,000 live music events worldwide in 2014. The brand continues its dedication to support of up-and-coming artists in 2015 with Hard Rock Rising concert events in the United States and Europe, providing a forum for music icons and today's hottest new talent to connect with music fans around the world.
Event partners include ACT Productions (Miami Beach) and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Event sponsors include Coca-Cola, Atlantic Broadband and the Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 196 venues in 62 countries, including 150 cafes, and 21 hotels, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel properties worldwide. Destinations include the company's two most successful Hotel properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Rio de Janeiro and Marrakech. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Dallas-Fort Worth, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
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