As part of the Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival, legendary rocker Bret Michaels will perform an up close and personal acoustic set in the Hard Rock Cafe at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa on Sunday, June 14th at 8 p.m.  Michaels' performance will mark the halfway point of the Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival and will also celebrate Founders' Day, the Hard Rock's 44th anniversary!  

Best known as the lead vocalist of the glam metal band Poison, these days Bret Michaels is putting a a country spin on his music with the release of his new album True Grit. A longtime fan of country music, the 21 track album includes new songs as well as Poison classics such as  “Nothin’ But a Good Time,” “Something to Believe In” and “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn.”.  The first single from the album, "Girls on Bars" is about a very simple proposition: “boys like girls dancing on bars, and girls like boys driving fast cars". Check out the video here:

Michaels' performance comes at the perfect time, marking the halfway point of the Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival, a month-long festival which develops and showcases local Tampa Bay artists.  So far, the Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival has wowed the Hard Rock Cafe crowd with rock solid performances by a host of local bands.  The festival continues Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from 5pm - Midnight throughout the month of June.  Don't miss your chance to see Tampa Bay's best upcoming bands. Admission is FREE! Click here for the schedule. 

Michaels' performance also celebrates the Hard Rock's 44th Founders Day, the anniversary of the opening of the original Hard Rock Cafe in London on June 14, 1971.  Every year on June 14th, Hard Rocks around the world celebrate the anniversary of that first day and you can celebrate with them.  

In honor of Hard Rock's 44th Founders Day, tickets are a special price of $44. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster outlets or at the Rock Shop located next to Hard Rock Cafe. The show is standing room only and attendees must be 21 years of age or older.  

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Good luck! See you at the Hard Rock Cafe with Bret Michaels, Sunday June 14th!