Tampa Bay’s local music scene is blossoming like never before! The spectrum of sheer, amazing talent found in local venues and bars on any given weekend in the Bay area is astounding.

Understanding this, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is highlighting local talent this summer with The Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival - a showcase of up and coming local artists.

The festival is scheduled for each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June at the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa.

Each day of the festival, at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., four local acoustic artists will perform, followed by a headline acoustic artist who will take the stage from 9 p.m. to midnight.

The festival will kick off on Monday, June 1st at 8 p.m. with Grammy-award winning artist Michelle Branch, who surged to fame with hits such as “Everywhere”, “Game of Love” and “All You Wanted”.

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Also featured will be internationally-acclaimed rock legend Bret Michaels, who will be performing at the Hard Rock’s 44th anniversary on June 14.

This event is highly anticipated and some shows are already sold out!

Local artists have been hand-picked by the Hard Rock Cafe music team and multiple sponsors will be at the event looking to sign talent to record deals and as ambassadors and performance artists.

Click here to purchase tickets for the Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival! Get 'em while the last!

Come to Tampa’s most premiere local event this summer and spend your Thursday thru Sunday nights taking amazing local talent and all the excitement and deliciousness the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has to offer:


  • Just hang out with friends at one of the several lounges or bars and have a great time

Come support all things local and explore everything the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has to offer at the Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival!

The festival is presented by Big3 Records, 98 Rock, Dean Guitars, Hard Rock Energy, 813area.com and the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa.