Posted on May 10, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Atlantic City, N.J. (May 9, 2018) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today the stellar weekend entertainment that will surround the property’s highly anticipated grand opening on Thursday, June 28.  Grand Opening weekend performances will include seven-time Grammy Award-winning country superstar Carrie Underwood and Grammy Award-winning global superstar and entrepreneur Pitbull who will set the tone for the new go-to destination for world-class entertainment.  

Carrie Underwood will light up the stage on Friday, June 29th as the first performer in the all new Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena. Carrie came to the attention of the nation as the winner of the fourth season of “American Idol” in 2005. This launched her into superstardom, selling more than 64 million records worldwide and recording 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote.  Earlier this year, she released and co-wrote the hit anthem “The Champion” for Super Bowl LII and most recently co-produced and co-wrote her powerful new single, “Cry Pretty.”

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Saturday, June 30th will welcome Pitbull who will bring his style and music to the Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena to continue the grand opening weekend celebration. His single “Timber” featuring Kesha was a chart topper around the world, while his smash hit “We Are One (Ole Ola)” with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte became the official theme song for the FIFA World Cup in 2014. Another stellar year in 2017 included the release of his tenth full-length album, “Climate Change,” a second co-headlining U.S. tour with Enrique Iglesias, the release of his first-ever “Greatest Hits” and a new Spanish single. 

Tickets for Carrie Underwood and Pitbull performances go on sale Friday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m. For ticket sales, please visit

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has already announced their star-studded entertainment schedule, including, Maroon 5, Rascal Flatts, Frankie Valli, Blake Shelton, Steely Dan, Toby Keith, Kid Rock and artists that are leading the music scene across the nation.

The 2018 Entertainment Lineup: 

6/29 – Carrie Underwood
6/30 – Pitbull
7/1 - 9/16 – Motor City Live: A Motown Tribute 
7/5 – Third Eye Blind 
7/6 – Country Fridays featuring Kellie Pickler 
7/12 – Ted Nugent 
7/13 & 7/14 – Florida Georgia Line 
7/15 – Maroon 5
7/21 – Gin Blossoms
7/21 – Chris Young 
7/26 – Rascal Flatts
7/26 – Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield
7/27 – Country Fridays featuring A Thousand Horses 
7/27 & 7/28 – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons 
8/1 – Stone Temple Pilots, The Cult & Bush
8/4 – Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes 
8/9 – George Thorogood and The Destroyers
8/11 – Million Dollar Quartet 
8/18 – Blake Shelton 
8/23 – Counting Crows with Special Guest LIVE 
8/26 – Toby Keith and Trace Adkins 
9/1 – Amy Schumer and Friends 
9/8 – Fab Faux 
9/22 – Cole Swindell 
10/13 – Steely Dan 
10/19 & 10/20 – Kid Rock 
10/30 - 11/4 – Rock of Ages 

Through music appreciation and an imaginative environment, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos deliver products for the varied aspects of life – work, play and personal sanctuary. For more information or to book a stay at any of the Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, please visit  

Hard Rock International 

With venues in 75 countries, including 182 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, 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/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino 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, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include St. Petersburg, Fortaleza, Casablanca and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Atlantic City, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit


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